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Referencing Software: EndNote

"I cannot imagine how anyone could write their thesis without using EndNote - I would go quite mad if I had to do all my referencing manually!"

Doctoral Candidate, University of Hull

EndNote is an extremely sophisticated bibliographic management package. It is available as a desktop program on all open-access university machines and as an online program to use from anywhere. The two versions can sync with each other to keep your own library of references up-to-date.

 Accessing EndNote

EndNote X9 and 20 (desktop)

On campus/university-owned computers

EndNote X9 is currently available on all open-access computers on campus. This will be replaced this summer by EndNote 20.

endnote 20 logoEndNote X9 can also be downloaded to other university-owned machines by accessing the Software Centre from the Windows menu. 

If you have local admin rights, you can download EndNote 20 on a university-owned machine using the same process as for your own computer below.

On your own computer

The University's EndNote agreement allows University of Hull students and staff to install EndNote on their own Windows or macOS. Just visit the Support Portal and search ‘EndNote’.

EndNote online

EndNote Online allows you to access your library on machines that do not have the desktop library installed. To access EndNote Online follow this link and create an account using your university email. You can configure a desktop library to sync with the web version (see below) and so use the full desktop version on machines with it installed. Once you have gained access to EndNote Online, you can also download the free Cite While You Write installer (available from the Downloads tab) so that you can still cite within MS Word.

Mobile app

There is a free EndNote app available for the iPad which means you can read and make notes on papers in your EndNote library whilst you are on the go, or in the comfort of your armchair. Just search for EndNote in the app store.

Find Full Text off-campus via EZproxy

If you are working off-campus, you can use EZproxy to improve the success of the Find Full Text feature in EndNote. To add these settings to EndNote, choose Edit (EndNote on macOS), Preferences and select Find Full Text. Then enter the following details:

Open URL Path:

Authenticate with URL:

Videos from the Skills Team

A series of videos showing you how to use either version of EndNote can be found on our EndNote Video Workshop page. They take you through everything from downloading the software and installing the styles, through building a library to inserting your citations in MS Word.


Access the EndNote X9 Video Workshop Here

Access the EndNote 20 Video Workshop Here


Step-by-Step documents for EndNote X9

The documents below have been written by members of the Skills Team and give a lot of University of Hull-specific advice.

If you are still having difficulties or require more personal advice then please make an appointment with a member of the Skills Team using this link: ICT Appointments.

University of Hull specific documents

Support from Clarivate Analytics

Clarivate Analytics (the makers of EndNote) provide excellent support via their own LibGuide:

EndNote LibGuide

Click on the Users tab to find videos and downloadable help sheets.

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