Endnote: Getting started

Using EndNote to manage your references and format your bibliography

About this guide

This guide is designed as an introduction as well as supplementary support to using the Endnote reference manager program. You may find this guide sufficient to get started, or you may like to follow it up with a training session offered by the library:


What is Endnote?

EndNote is a bibliographic software application that allows you to create a personalised database of references. References can be entered manually on your computer, or imported from sources such as the library catalogues, journals and databases.

EndNote can be used to insert in-text references into your documents, and create bibliographies for assignments, research papers, thesis, or articles for publication, in a number of referencing styles.

EndNote is useful for Academics, researchers, postgraduate, higher degree and undergraduate students who need to manage a large amount of bibliographic data.


How do I obtain Endnote

Victoria University holds a site license for EndNote. All staff and students can download the Endnote software to their home computers via the MyVU portal. To access go to the 'My Downloads' section (see below):




Getting help

College and Research Librarians
For assistance and training with Endnote contact either your College Librarian or the Research Librarian to make an appointment.  

Research Ambassadors
The Research Ambassadors at Victoria University provide research support to both staff and research students in a range of areas including Endnote. The Research Ambassadors can also provide Endnote support via Facebook. Check their Facebook page:



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