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Reference Management: Endnote

Endnote News


JISC Licence conditions no longer allow us to offer Endnote via the VDS (Virtual Desktop Service) . Off campus access is now via the Software Download Service , allowing you to download the software onto your own personal device.

07/09/20  Endnote for Windows  X9.3.3  

Information Services have upgraded the Windows version of Endnote to X9.3.3 . Please note that EndNote X9.3.3 is now a 64-bit program  to make it cross-compatible for both Mac and Windows. As a result, the library structure (not interface) has been changed with X9.3.3. All  Endnote libraries created using older versions of the program (like X9.2, X9.1 and earlier versions) have to be converted using X9.3.3 to access them.  VPN Users may be asked to restart Endnote from Apps Anywhere for their initial access following the upgrade. You can use the Windows Start menu after that.

Any existing Endnote libraries will be converted to work with the new upgrade. When asked to convert your library on first opening, make sure you have enough space on your drive for a new copy of your Endnote library and then proceed with the conversion. If you have any concerns, make a copy of your existing Endnote library before doing the conversion.

What is Endnote?

EndNote X9 Desktop

The full version of Endnote, known as Endnote Desktop, is available from on campus computers via Apps Anywhere. Off campus access is via software download from the Software Download Service onto personal computers (Win and Mac).
This version has:

  • Greater storage [5MB of files; 2MB in the online version]
  • An unlimited number of references can be stored [50,0000 in the online version]; and more styles, filters and connection files are available.

Accessing EndNote  Desktop-  see our user guide on the right of this box for full access details


EndNote Online

EndNote Online, (also known as EndNote Basic), is web-based reference management software. Use it to build a personal collection of references and create reference lists in your required citation style.

It can help take the stress out of referencing by letting you:

  • Import references directly from databases and library catalogues, or manually add them.

  • Store article PDFs, images and objects beside your references.

  • Organise and search for references in your personal library.

  • Add citations to your word-processed document as you write

  • Create your reference list in a range of citation styles.

  • Includes EndNote customisations made by Edinburgh Napier. e.g. Local referencing styles.

Access EndNote Online : 


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