Leeds University Library

EndNote support


EndNote helps you to store and manage your references. It also works with Microsoft Word to automatically insert citations and create your reference list (or bibliography) for you.

You can format your citations and reference list using your preferred referencing style. EndNote has thousands of output styles pre-installed, including the Leeds University Harvard and Numeric styles, which are based on the Library referencing guidance.


Getting access to EndNote

EndNote is currently available on University cluster PCs and accessible to students off-campus via Desktop Anywhere.

Personal copies of the software (for PC or Mac) can be purchased by staff and students from Adept Scientific.

Getting started with EndNote

Our step-by-step guide covers all the basics of using EndNote, including:

  • Adding references to an EndNote library
  • Inserting citations and formatting your bibliography
  • Organising your EndNote Library (adding notes, creating groups, etc.).

The guide is available in two formats. You can:

There is also an EndNote guide for the Faculty of Medicine and Health (PDF).

EndNote workshops

If you are new to EndNote, you can book onto an Introduction to EndNote face-to-face workshop. Or, if you would prefer to learn from the comfort of your own home or office, why not book onto a webinar?

Complete guide to using EndNote

The full EndNote manual (PDF) gives detailed instructions for all aspects of using EndNote (This is a very large file and may take some time to download). This includes:

  • Creating a separate bibliography (p.250)
  • Editing output styles (p. 285)
  • Merging multiple bibliographies (p. 203)
  • Inserting figures (p. 68)
  • Entering special characters (p. 67)
  • Import filters (p. 319)
  • Term lists (p. 151)
  • Using the find full text feature (p. 101).

The EndNote manual is also available from the EndNote folder installed on your computer.

Download the LeedsUni output styles

Output styles determine how the citations and reference list in your document will look.

There are output styles for the official University of Leeds versions of Harvard and Numeric, as well as the Leeds version of the Royal Society of Chemistry referencing style. These styles are available on all cluster computers and appear as an option when you choose to format the bibliography in your Word document.

If you want to use these output styles outside a University cluster, you need to download the appropriate style and save it to your computer.

A comprehensive list of style files is available on the EndNote website, including new and updated styles. If you need to download a new or updated style from the EndNote website, follow the instructions under saving and editing output styles.

EndNote Web

Most people also want to use their EndNote library when they are away from a University computer; one option is to use Desktop Anywhere, the other is to create an EndNote Web account.

You might choose to use EndNote Web as the only way of managing your references (on and off campus), but please note that it has fewer features than the desktop version. 

Our EndNote Web quick start guide (PDF) will help you to set up an account and learn how to use EndNote Web.

For a more detailed introduction to EndNote Web, take a look at the Using EndNote Online video.

Alternatives to EndNote

EndNote is the only reference management software supported by ISS and the Library. However, there are others available, or you can keep a manual record of your references.

Mendeley (free open-source tool available for desktop or web)

BibTeX (for use with LaTeX documents).

Further help

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