What is EndNote?
EndNote is a powerful tool for acquiring, organizing and managing references. You may acquire references in various ways:
- Enter the reference manually
- Search a library catalog directly through EndNote
- Search a library database and export references directly into EndNote
You may attach articles, images, media and other files to the references and also add your own notes, thus creating an organized library.
“Cite While You Write” is a feature that allows you to incorporate references from your EndNote library directly into a Word document as in-text citations and as footnotes or references.
EndNote is just one of many commercial citation management programs. At ODU, it's FREE.
There are two versions: the desktop version that must be installed on your computer, and a Web version that is available anywhere you are.
Do You Need EndNote?
EndNote is a very useful tool, especially if you plan to re-use your references for various projects, papers, articles, etc.
If you just need a quick citation to put in your paper, EndNote might be overkill!
Note about Browsers
Use Mozilla Firefox with EndNote for Mac. For PC, use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.