EndNote is a reference management software. It can help you keep all your books, articles and resources in one place and also manage your references, using your preferred referencing style.

EndNote X9 is available for students via AppsAnywhere on all University of Dundee computers. Staff members using the Windows Staff Desktop on Windows 7 can use EndNote X8. To get the full EndNote software on your own computer outside the University you will need to contact Help4U

Importing records from library resources and databases (EndNote Desktop)

You can import records for books and journal articles into EndNote directly from Library Search and other databases, without the need for other software or tools. All you need to have is an EndNote library.

  1. First of all, find an article that you’re interested in and click on the title.
  2. Once you are in the article page and you see the article details (title, author(s), date, abstract, etc.), you will find an EndNote or Export button (or something similar, depending on the database you are using). Click on it.
  3. Your browser will download a small file. It should appear at the bottom of your screen, or on the top right (depending on the browser you are using). Click on the file to open it. It should automatically open with EndNote.
  4. You will see the reference details in EndNote.
  5. Follow the same procedure to add other records.

Every database utilises a different way of importing records. Look for the following (or similar) options:

  • EndNote
  • Export
  • Citation manager
  • RIS format

Endnote Online

Distance learning students and those who wish to work off-campus or on their own devices can set up a free account to use EndNote Online (a simplified version of the EndNote desktop, with fewer features).

This version of EndNote can be used to store a copy of your main EndNote Library, or it can be used as a stand-alone product, and can be set up to interact with Word on your own laptop or PC. 

Creating an EndNote Online account

  • Go to the EndNote Online log in page, and select Register.
  • Fill out the form which follows, using your University of Dundee email address.
  • You will then receive a confirmation email. Click on the link contained in this email and log in with your University of Dundee email and the password you created.

Once you have registered, you can access EndNote Online on or off campus, by signing into EndNote Online with your email details and chosen password. 

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Training sessions

Dealing with references can sometimes be difficult, but help is at hand.  Come along to one of our hands-on training sessions which will introduce you to the basics of EndNote. You will learn how to keep all your references in one place, select a referencing style, and manage your references within Word. Our sessions are suitable for everyone, from 1st year students to staff.

Upcoming training events

For further details, please contact us