EndNote is a commercial reference management software package for managing bibliographies and references when writing essays, articles and thesis.
As a current student or member of staff, you can get EndNote for your personal computer free of charge, but you must remove the software when you leave the University.
We recommend you create an EndNote online account and sync it with your desktop library. This gives you unlimited storage and access to University of Essex styles. Your online account also acts as a backup. See how to create and EndNote online account (.pdf)
Move the contents of the EndNote-files folder to the relevant folders in Applications > EndNote. For example, connection files ending in .enz go into the Connections folder, filters (.enf) to the Filters folder and styles (.ens) to the Styles folder.
Check that the EndNote tab appears in the Word ribbon - you need this to insert your references into your documents. If it doesn’t appear automatically, get the Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word plugin. Tip: EndNote must be opened before Word so the plugin is recognized and will show in the ribbon.
We run regular training sessions for students on how to use EndNote to manage your references. To book a place, search ‘EndNote’ on the Career Hub or find further learning resources on the EndNote Moodle page.