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Citation Management: EndNote

About 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 2 Versions of Endnote

  • EndNote Online (sign up for a free account using your VU email)

  • EndNote 20 Desktop Version (can purchase through VU Software Store)

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

Account Creation 

Desktop Version -  purchase a discounted copy of Endnote through the VU Software Store.

Setting up your Account & Using Endnote 

Who to Contact

For citation management software training and support, contact one of the following library staff members:


Chris Benda (Divinity Library)
Ramona Romero (Central Library)
Rachel Lane Walden (Eskind Biomedical Library)

Camille Ivey (Eskind Biomedical Library)
David Golann (Peabody Library)


Chris Benda (Divinity Library)
David Golann (Peabody Library)
Kashif Graham (Divinity Library)
Heather LaFerriere (Eskind Biomedical Library)
Pam Morgan (Central Library)
Keegan Osinski (Divinity Library)
Ramona Romero (Central Library)
Bobby Smiley (Divinity Library)