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EndNote for PC

A comprehensive guide to the reference management software EndNote.

General notes

See the APA Referencing Style Guide - Conferences for definitive examples of APA-compliant references.

  • Published conferences can be treated as Book or Electronic Book reference types
  • Conference papers 
    • Use Book Section reference type for papers in one-off conferences
    • Use Journal Article or Electronic Article reference types for conference papers in regularly-published proceedings
  • Conference papers not formally published 
    • ​Use Conference Paper reference type
    • Enter the month the conference was held in the Date field and the year in the Year field
    • Conference Location: provide city and state for US, e.g. Jackson Hole, WY. and city and country non-US locations, e.g. Venice, Italy.


Resource Reference type Instruction Example
Conference paper not formally published but available online (described as " the meeting of the organisation") Conference Paper

In the Conference Name field enter the name of the organisation e.g. Association of Internet Researchers

In the Type field enter Paper presented

Markman, K. M. (2003, October). Taking the flesh with me: Embodied interaction as a framework for studying Internet communication. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Toronto, Canada. Retrieved from

Conference paper in regularly published proceedings, retrieved online

Electronic Article 


Journal Article

If the paper does not have a DOI number, include the URL for the homepage of the proceedings, as for a journal article.  Do not include both DOI and URL..

Herculano-Houzel, S., Collins, C. E., Wong, P., Kaas, J. H., & Lent, R. (2008). The basic nonuniformity of the cerebral cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 12593–12598.