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Skills Team Workshops: Using EndNote: Building a library and citing in Microsoft Word

Using EndNote to manage your references


About this workshop

Workshop description

This workshop will cover everything you need to know about building and organising an EndNote library. It will show you how to add references and their pdfs manually and using various automated methods. The workshop also looks at ways of organising your references within the program. You will also learn about 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.

Note: This workshop is based on EndNote 20 - the latest edition as installed on campus computers and available for home install via the Support Portal

Learning outcomes

By the end of the 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
  • 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

Register for this workshop

To book your place on this workshop, click on one of the dates below to access the booking form.

Video workshop

This workshop is available as a YouTube video series. You can watch it online at any time! We have videos available for both EndNote X9 and EndNote 20

Relevant SkillsGuides

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

Referencing Software: EndNote