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EndNote - Reference Management Software

EndNote is reference management software that enables you to store and manage your references. It will then create bibliographies from these references automatically.

The Library offers regular training events on Managing your References using EndNote.  These events are very popular and early booking is recommended.

Endnote is compatible with a wide range of online databases, e.g. Web of Science and JSTOR as well as search engines like Google Scholar that provide access to the literature required for your research. Citations from resources can be automatically transferred into EndNote and do not need to be typed in manually.

Depending on the resource, there are three different ways that references are imported into EndNote:

  1. In some resources there is an option to automatically export from the resource directly into EndNote.
  2. Some electronic resources can be searched from within EndNote - through the EndNote interface - using connection files.
  3. Other resources allow results to be exported as a text file, this text file can then be imported into EndNote using filters.
  • Please see the NUI Galway Introduction to EndNote X7 (For Windows) for an introduction to the latest version of Endnote.  
  • For information on obtaining a copy of EndNote for your computer, or to check where EndNote is available on campus for access, please see the ISS EndNote page.

Endnote - NUIG Library Connection File

Endnote Guides and Tutorials for Windows

A selection of short guides to different aspects of EndNote X7, produced by the suppliers and may be downloaded.

Endnote X7: tutorials produced by staff at the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway

These tutorials accompany the Introduction to EndNote X7  training guide used in training sessions provided by Library staff.  

More EndNote Tutorials: 

These tutorials are provided by our EndNote suppliers.

EndNote for Mac Users

EndNote Guides for Mac Users

EndNote X7 - The Little EndNote How-To Book

The first thing you need to know is this is not a manual.  So what is it?  This is a book of instructions (74 pages) on how to accomplish specific tasks in EndNote, such as importing references from a specific online database or converting references kept in another program to references in an EndNote library.

It provides instructions for both Windows and Mac users.  

EndNote Training for Mac Users

EndNote Class Recordings
EndNote Videos with Captions
Using CWYW tools in Word 2016
EndNote iPad Videos

Click on the link below to see the full range of recorded training for mac users:


EndNote Training 

The Library offers regular training events on Managing your References using EndNote.  These events are very popular and early booking is recommended.


Class recordings and webinars

These recordings from EndNote suppliers are longer than tutorials and complement our library training. provides regular online training events for Windows and Mac users. Details and registration links are available at: 

EndNote Online/EndNote Web

EndNote Web is a web-based version of the Endnote bibliographic management tool, though it does not offer the full functionality of the desktop version.   This service is available to all NUI Galway staff and students but is most appropriate for undergraduate researchers wishing to maintain a limited library of references. 

EndNote Web is also useful for those using EndNote desktop version, as you can transfer your references between tools to enable you to access your references from off-campus locations.  Endnote Web also offers the facility to share your references with research colleagues.

To access EndNote Web for the first time go to: On your first visit you will need to sign-up for an account by clicking 'Sign Up'. You must be on campus to 'Sign Up', though once you create your account you can access this off campus.  You must log into your EndNote Web account on campus at least once every 3 months to keep it activated.

EndNote Web Guides and Tutorials 

Note: EndNote Online is the new name for EndNote Web and the two links above give an overview of the new interface.

Creating a Bibliography with EndNote

Aside from helping you manage your references, EndNote can work with your word processing software to insert citations and create your bibliography according to your selected citation style  as you write. Academic disciplines tend to favour certain styles and most journals have their own style which authors are required to follow when submitting articles for publication. 

If the journal style you are looking for is not available in the list of Output Styles in EndNote, you may be able to download it from the EndNote website.

However, some styles used by Irish journals are not yet available through EndNote.  You can download beta versions of the styles used by the following journals here:

Please note that these styles are still in test phase and so any comments or suggestions for improvement are welcome.  





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