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EndNote: Other styles

Guide to using EndNote, software that helps organise your reference sources. Also allows you to create in text citations and a list of references as you type in Microsoft Word.

What is APA 6th - AUT X6?

APA 6th - AUT X6 style is a modification created by AUT Library staff to enable EndNote to produce references that comply with the APA 6th edition rules as closely as possible.

Read more about it here.

APA 6th & MEDLINE (PubMed)

The MEDLINE via PubMed database uses abbreviated journal titles. To use the APA 6th style with references exported from this database, you need to import a Medical Journals Term List to convert the abbreviations to full journal titles in your reference list. 

Click the Journal Abbreviations tab in this guide to find out about these processes.

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AUT students in the School of Art & Design are required to use the Chicago/Turabian referencing style rather than APA 6th because it is more appropriate for the types of information resources they use.

For a quick guide to Chicago/Turabian, click here.

To use this style with EndNote, make sure to select Turabian Bibliography as the output style at the top of your EndNote library.

Our brief guides will show you how to select the output style, add a footnote and insert a citation in it, and remove a citation.

These guides should be used in conjunction with the Using EndNote X7 workshop notes. You will need Acrobat Reader to download these guides. 


This is a numbered style typically used by medical authors. It requires journal titles to be abbreviated. In order for EndNote to convert full journal titles to the abbreviations, you should import a Medical Journals Term List.

For full details on this process, click the Journal Abbreviations tab in this guide.

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Referencing styles supplied with EndNote

The EndNote program comes supplied with over 260 referencing styles (known as 'output styles'). Most AUT students will use only the APA 6th style but researchers submitting articles for publication may need to choose another style.

  1. To choose an output style: open your EndNote library and click the drop-down style menu on the toolbar at the top
  2. Click Select another Style and the list of available styles will be displayed
  3. Find the required stlye and click Choose

The list includes general styles such as APA 6th, Chicago/Turabian, MLA and Vancouver as well as specific styles for individual journals. It may be sorted alphabetically by style name or by broad subject categories by clicking the column header. You can also use the Quick Search to find the style you require.

If you do not see the style you want in the list of styles, you may be able to download it from the software provider's website (over 5000 styles). You might also consider querying the EndNote Forum to see if anyone else has created the style you seek.

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Modifying and saving a style

If you modify an existing EndNote style and try to save it you will usually find that it cannot be saved in the same location as the styles supplied with EndNote, i.e. in the program files. Instead you will need to set up a Personal Styles folder in which to save any styles you modify or create.

  1. From the Start menu, choose Computer and go to your home directory (H: drive) on the AUT Network or, on a standalone computer, go to where you normally save documents
  2. Create a new folder called Personal EndNote styles
  3. Navigate to: C:\Program Files\EndNote X7\Styles
    Note: may also be called C:\Program Files(x86)\EndNote X7\Styles
  4. Find the style you wish to modify and copy it, e.g. APA 6th - AUT X7
  5. Paste the copied style file into your Personal Styles folder
  6. Rename the file, e.g. APA 6th - AUT X7 modified
  7. Open this file (it should open in EndNote Output Style Manager) and make the required modifications to the style. Close and save the file. Click OK if you get this message:
  8. In EndNote, click Edit > Preferences > Folder Locations
  9. Use the Select Folder button to change the Style Folder location to the location of your Personal EndNote styles folder, e.g. on the AUT Network this will be: H:\Personal EndNote styles
  10. Click OK
  11. Open your EndNote library and choose Select Another Style from the toolbar. When the box displaying the list of styles opens, your modified style should now appear in the list (along with all the usual ones). Highlight it and click Choose to use your new style.

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