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EndNote for PC

A comprehensive guide to the reference management software EndNote.

Create a library

  • Open EndNote from Start > All apps, or by searching for EndNote on your computer
  • You may see the following message:

           EndNote Online setup box

  • Ignore the message (which relates to EndNote Online) and name your library. Save to your C drive, or temporarily to the desktop if using a campus computer
  • If you have used EndNote X8 or earlier versions, selecting EndNote from the Start menu may open your existing library in EndNote X9
  • You can have more than one library but it is far easier to maintain a single library and organise it using tools described in Organise your Library
  • You can merge multiple libraries 

Video tutorial

You may like to watch this Create an EndNote library video to learn how to create an EndNote library and set it up ready for use.  

Interface layout

EndNote X8 interface