EndNote X6 and X7 Tutorial Guides
EndNote is a citation management program that allows you to:
- Create and maintain your own searchable database of literature references
- Centralize and organize your research information
- Insert citations into word processed documents
- Format references and bibliographies in a variety of styles
EndNote is available for both PCs and Macs.
Comparing reference managers
|HSL Online Guides||Endnote||Mendeley||Zotero||F1000Workspace|
|Classes at HSL||See here||See here|
|Cost||Full: Under $100 through UNC-CH
Basic: free via Web
|Free to everyone||Free through UNC-CH|
|How is it used?||Full: Your Computer
and the Web
and the Web
|Major citation styles?|
|Annotation of PDFs|
|Locate full-text using UNC-CH subscriptions||
|Adds citation from a PDF|
|Sharing options||X7 users have sharing options / email compressed libraries||UNC-CH members have unlimited groups||See group options here
||Share unlimited projects and manuscripts|
|Free online storage||Unlimited with X7||5,000+ papers
(UNC-CH members have more space)
(more space can be purchased)
|Word Processor||Microsoft Word||Microsoft Word
How to Get EndNote
Faculty and Staff can purchase EndNote with departmental funds (if available) through ITS Software Acquisition.
Learning to use Endnote
If you're new to Endnote, there are a few ways to learn how to use it.
- The Health Sciences Library offers introductory classes on Endnote about once a month while university classes are in session. To find out when the next class is, check out the events page here.
- This guide offers instructions on most of Endnote's basic functions and some of the more advanced ones, like creating your own citation style.
- The company that sells Endnote has a lot of good tutorials on their website and Youtube channel. The introductory videos below appear on their Youtube channel and will get you off to a good start.
EndNote for iPad
An EndNote iPad App is available for download from the Apple Store.
To learn more, check out FAQs for the EndNote iPad app.
Note: You cannot use the Endnote iPad app without an Endnote Online account (see our page on Endnote Online here). The Endnote app will only access references that you have synced with your Online account.