What is EndNote?
The EndNote citation management software allows you to create your own personal library of references to books, articles and documents. References can include citation information (author, title, publisher, etc.) as well as annotations, graphics, and even copies of the documents themselves. EndNote then works with Microsoft Word and other word processors to automatically add references to your paper and format your bibliography in the proper style (MLA, APA, Chicago Style, etc.).
There are various ways to build an EndNote Library (basically, a database to store references for deployment in documents), including
- adding the references by manual entry
- connecting to, searching, and downloading references directly from a remote database using the connection file/online search feature
- saving the results of a database search and using a specific import filter to add them to your library
How Do I Get EndNote?
- VU students, faculty, and staff can purchase a discounted personal copy of the EndNote software at the ITS Software Store.
- VU faculty and staff may purchase departmental copies of EndNote from the ITS Software Store.
You can also download a free trial version of EndNote, which is good for 30 days.
For EndNote training and support, contact one of the following library staff members:
Assistance is also available from EndNote Tech Support on EndNote's Web site.
Want do-it-yourself training? Try an online tutorial or Webinar.