What is EndNote?
EndNote is a software package that enables you to compile and manage your references, and to use them to automatically create in-text citations and bibliographies as you work. EndNote is subscribed to by the University of Exeter and can be used by all University of Exeter staff and students on the Penryn Campus.
How does it work?
EndNote works as a database in which you can compile your own list(s) of reference materials, either by typing in the details of references individually or by downloading the results of searching online library catalogues. EndNote works in conjunction with Microsoft Word and includes a ‘Cite while you Write’ feature that can add references to your database automatically as you enter them in a Word document.
Once references have been entered in your EndNote database, they can be retrieved and incorporated in your documents in many different ways.
EndNote includes over 5,000 referencing styles, including all the major referencing systems such as Harvard and MLA, and the preferred styles for the leading academic journals. It is therefore very easy to create citations and bibliographies in the correct style for your purposes.
How do I access it?
EndNote is installed on the Exeter public cluster PCs around the campus, for example in room 3.037 and the MSc suite. A site licence is also available, permitting the installation of the software on University owned workstations. Students may purchase copies EndNote, at a discounted rate, by going to the University of Exeter's Frequently Used Software page.
EndNote.com and EndNote Basic
EndNote Basic is a free web-based version of EndNote, with 2GB of storage and the 20 most popular bibliographic styles. EndNote.com (sometimes still called EndNote Web) is the online version of the full EndNote programme, enabling you to access your EndNote references from any computer with an internet connection. It is available to both staff and students as part of the University's subscription to EndNote and to Thompson Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge database.
EndNote.com allows you to collect and organise your references, and to collaborate with others. You can organise your references into groups for easier management and share them over the web with other EndNote users.You can use it to create citations and bibliographies in your work in whichever style you require (e.g. Chicago, Harvard, MLA).
EndNote.com acts as a backup to the desktop version, so that you can easily transfer references between the two versions. EndNote provides a comparison between this and the Basic version.