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EndNote: Getting Started


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EndNote X8 is a software program which allows you to create your own personal EndNote Library of references. 

EndNote's main functions are:

  • Database manager: stores, manages and searches for your references.
  • Bibliography maker: builds lists of references cited in a paper and at the click of a button will create the bibliography in a number of different styles.
  • Data importer: enables the importing of references from other databases into an EndNote library.

Endnote Software

On campus, EndNote is available on all ECU student computers and available for installation on ECU staff computers.

As ECU staff and students, you are also entitled to install EndNote on your home computer. 

You can download the software from ECU IT Services, software download service.  Desktop EndNote is available for Window's PCs and Mac. You will need your ECU Login to download the software.

Alternatively, you can access EndNote Online by creating a login via Web of Science. Although there is a free version of EndNote Online, if you login as part of ECU's EndNote license, you'll have access to all EndNote features and storage options. See the EndNote Online page in this guide for further information.

APA Referencing

Referencing is a formal, systematic way of acknowledging sources that you have used in your assignments or written essays and a way of formatting references so that they can be easily traced. The referencing style generally used at ECU is the APA style, 6th ed. 2010.

ECU Library Referencing Guide

Using Endnote