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EndNote: Introduction

Introduction to Library support for EndNote Desktop and EndNote Online.

About EndNote

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a software program that helps you organise your research. EndNote allows you to:

  • Record, store and manage references
  • Add references manually or search and download directly from online databases and library catalogues
  • Use a feature called Cite While You Write which allows you to insert references and automatically create bibliographies for your papers

If you are having difficulties with EndNote, please check the Frequently Asked Questions page of this guide before contacting Library staff.

Where to get EndNote

UCD has access to two versions of EndNote: EndNote Desktop and EndNote Online.

EndNote Desktop

Endnote Desktop can be installed from Software Download on UCD Connect and is available for both UCD staff and students.

EndNote Desktop is installed on all PCs in open access computer labs on campus. Select Start > All Programs > EndNote > EndNote Program

EndNote Online

EndNote Online is available for all students and staff at UCD. You need to create an account through Web of Science to have access to EndNote Online

To do this search OneSearch for the database Web of Science and access the database. You'll see a Register link at the top right hand side of the screen in Web of Science. This is where you will create your account. You'll also see a link for EndNote at the top of the screen in Web of Science. After creating your user ID and password you can use EndNote Online on any computer with an internet connection.


There is plenty of help available to help you understand EndNote, both inside and outside from UCD Library.


See what training is available from UCD Library.
Be sure to checkout the video tutorials available in this guide as well as our new FAQ page.

Outside UCD

There's plenty of information on the EndNote Website, EndNote Knowledgebase and EndNote Online support page.

Ask questions of the EndNote Email list.

Browse the EndNote YouTube Channel.