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Using EndNote: Building a library and citing in Microsoft Word

EndNote A: Building a library

EndNote B: Syncing to EndNote Online and using Cite While You Write

About this workshop

Workshop description

These workshops will cover everything you need to know about building and organising an EndNote library. The first workshop will show you how to add references and their pdfs manually and using various automated methods. That workshop also looks at ways of organising your references within the program. This second workshop covers two main features: syncing to and working with EndNote Online and using the Cite While You Write add-in to insert references into your Word documents and build a reference list automatically at the end.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the first workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create a new EndNote library
  • Add references manually
  • Add references automatically from various sources
  • Attach pdf files to references
  • Organise your references using groups
  • Rate and sort references
  • Create an EndNote Online account

By the end of the second workshop you will be able to:

  • Sync an existing EndNote library with EndNote Online
  • Add references to EndNote Online
  • Select the University of Hull referencing Styles
  • Insert citations into Word documents (Harvard or Footnotes)
  • Edit citations to add page numbers
  • Work with unformatted citations
  • Convert citations to plain text

Who this workshop is for

This workshop is aimed at anyone who wishes to automate their referencing using bibliographic software. It is primarily aimed at masters and postgraduate students but may also be suitable for undergraduates undertaking independent study or dissertations.


This workshop is run by an Academic & Library Specialist from the Brynmor Jones Library Skills Team.

Workshop format & availability

Video workshop

This workshop is available as a YouTube video series. You can watch it online at any time!

Relevant SkillsGuides

More information on this topic can be found on the following SkillsGuides:

Referencing Software: EndNote