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EndNote: Information and User Guides

Endnote: Information and User Guides

Getting started

Welcome to the EndNote user guide. On this site you will find videos, examples and information to help you learn all about EndNote.

So...what is EndNote?

  • EndNote is a references management program and allows users to store, sort and group their references
  • A PDF of the article can also be attached to the reference and viewed in your EndNote library
  • EndNote is not only a great way to keep references in order, but it can also be used to easily add citations to Microsoft Word documents through the Cite While You Write function

Need further assistance with EndNote? Please complete the online help form (please use Chrome, Firefox or Edge to open this form)

Important information: The library service does not hold the licenses for SA Health and library staff are not able to install EndNote onto your computer. If you would like EndNote installed please contact the Digital Health SA Service Desk (intranet link).

Once EndNote has been installed, for additional assistance please complete the online help form (please use Chrome, Firefox or Edge to open this form)

  • EndNote libraries are made up of two parts: the .enl file and the .data folder. These two parts must be kept together, both are needed for the library to work correctly. EndNote libraries should be kept on your computer's hard drive.
  • A library should never be stored in cloud-syncing folders such as DropBox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, etc. Syncing folders corrupt EndNote libraries over time.
  • Unless it's absolutely necessary you should only create one EndNote library. There is often no need to operate multiple libraries; the groups function can be used to distinguish the different projects or topics you're working on.
  • Backup your EndNote library regularly to avoid losing your work. To backup your library go to file and then select Compress Library (.enlx).

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