How to use EndNote

Last changed: 05 February 2024
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EndNote is a reference management program. There are citation styles, called output styles in EndNote, to format your references according to the SLU Harvard style. On this page we have gathered information about the program, the output styles and how to use the program.

SLU has a campus license for EndNote and is installed on all campus computers. If you have an SLU computer EndNote for PC is available in the Software Center, or in Self Service for Mac users. If you are a student, you can download it from the software share (log in required).

EndNote features:

  • Possibilities to organize your reference library by creating groups and customized fields for references and different publication types.
  • Support for output styles for different scientific journals and possibility to edit existing styles or create new ones.
  • In EndNote you can search databases for new references and search for and add PDF:s to existing references

If you have EndNote installed on your computer, you need to synchronize your library to the web-based EndNote Online, in order to share your library with colleagues. Also, you can download references to EndNote Online on any computer and then synchronize to your EndNote desktop.

If you don't have EndNote desktop installed, you can still use EndNote Online but with limited functionality. You have lesser storage and fewer output styles to use, and no access to SLU Harvard-style.

How to get started with EndNote

EndNote is program with a lot of functionality. There are several guides that help you get started using EndNote, and help if you run into problems: 

Output styles for EndNote

With the SLU output styles for EndNote you can easily format your reference list according to the SLU Harvard style for dissertations and theses.