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Referencing Output Styles

The default output style in EndNote is Annotated. When you first set up your library, you can change this to the style you prefer.

Image showing the Referencing Style menu in EndNote

The APA (6th) style of referencing is used in most courses across ECU. However, some disciplines may use a different style, e.g. AGLC4 for Law. Researchers are also required to use various styles in publishing, as determined by the journal.

EndNote comes pre-loaded with many of the most popular styles including APA, Chicago, MLA, and Vancouver, as well as a number of styles for specific journals.

Some additional styles that are not already available in EndNote, or updates to current styles, can be downloaded from the EndNote website:

e.g. Strength and Conditioning Journal style. Installing this Referencing Output Style file will allow EndNote to format your references properly for submission to the Strength and Conditioning Journal. To download the style, follow the instructions at the linked site.

To install the style, find the output style file in your Downloads folder, and move it to your EndNote Styles folder. If you're not sure where this is, go to Edit > Preferences... and select Folder Locations. The file path for the Style Folder is located at the top of the Preferences box.

Screenshot of the folder location within Preferences

Once in this folder, the style should appear in your Style Manager.

For more help, search for 'Output styles' at EndNote's support site:

Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) and EndNote

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has created an output style for legal referencing using EndNote that conforms with the requirements of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (4th edition). There are two files to download and install from the UTS EndNote Law: Install webpage:

  • Legal Reference Types
  • AGLC4 (UTS) style

Follow the download and installation instructions given on the webpage.

UTS also provides a guide to which EndNote fields to use when citing legal materials: EndNote Law: Citations.

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