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EndNote: Referencing Output Styles

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 or 7th) style of referencing is used in most courses across ECU, and both APA 6th and 7th editions will be used in 2020. 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. Check your unit outline or the author guidelines for publishing to see what style you should be using.

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. APA 6th and 7th are available on student computers as of December 2019 (choose 'Select Another Style...' to find it). Staff and those who downloaded EndNote before mid-December might need to download APA 7th.

Downloading a Style

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.

To find where your Styles folder is kept, go to Edit > Preferences... in EndNote, and select Folder Locations as shown below. The file path for the Style Folder is located at the top of the Preferences box.

Screenshot of the folder location within Preferences

You can choose to change the location of your Style folder from here, or use the location information to navigate in your file explorer to this location on your hard drive.

Once your new style is copied into this folder, the style should appear in your Style Manager. It will also be available in Word if you are using the Cite While You Write add-in.

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

AGLC (Australian Guide to Legal Citation) 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 on the webpage.

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

  • To apply this style in a Word document, under the 'EndNote' tab, change the 'Style' to AGLC4 (UTS).
  • You will need to insert a footnote via the 'References' tab, and then use the 'EndNote' tab to insert the citation in the footnote.
  • Add a pinpoint by clicking on 'Edit & Manage Citation(s)' in the menu bar, and entering the pinpoint in the box labeled 'Pages'.