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Citation and Research Management Tools: EndNote

An information resource on citation and reference management tools

Getting help with EndNote

Contact EndNote through their web site, or call (800) 336-4474, ext. 4, 8 AM to 5 PM Pacific, Monday through Friday.


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EndNote is a robust proprietary (approx $110-300) bibliographic citation management software developed by Thomson Reuters. EndNote is compatible with both Windows and Mac. Since EndNote is a desktop application, it is accessible offline, when you're not connected to the Internet. Using EndNote Web, you can access your saved citations and references online.

Using EndNote, you can:

  • organize and track your sources and references
  • create a searchable database of references
  • archive full text
  • easily cite references in your paper, dissertation, article, etc.

EndNote Benefits

EndNote is a robust citation manager that is often used by scholars to support large research projects such as theses and dissertations. EndNote makes a good citation management system because it allows users to save search strategies, which is helpful if you need to keep a research log. EndNote also offers the ability to extract metadata from your collection of PDFs as well as search full-text PDFs.