EndNote Desktop

EndNote is a desktop bibliographic referencing application for

  • gathering bibliographic references from online databases and OPACs
  • amending, managing and storing references
  • formatting the references from a range of citation styles provided
  • exporting the references as footnotes, endnotes and bibliographies into Microsoft Word documents

Find or buy EndNote at Aberystwyth University

EndNote is available to use in computer rooms on campus

  • click on the Start button > All Programs > Word Processing > EndNote

EndNote (for Windows and Mac) are available as free downloads to institution-owned computers only.

Students and staff can buy the most recent version of EndNote for their own computer online

An online version of EndNote is freely available, with enhanced features added on for Aberystwyth University students and staff. 

Using EndNote with electronic resources at AU

It is not currently possible to download references from Primo to EndNote.

What can I do if my EndNote references don't appear properly in Word?

Follow the instructions in this FAQ

EndNote FAQs and online advice

There are detailed FAQs available online at the EndNote website:


Further detailed help and documentation is available in the Support and Services pages at the EndNote website


Find the Thomson Scientific forums here:


(choose the EndNote forum) where EndNote users discuss issues arising from their use of EndNote. The previous Endnote discussion list was located at AdeptScience who continue to index new forum entries and maintain a list archive back to May 2000 here: http://lists.adeptscience.co.uk/endnote/

Where can I get help, support and training locally in the use of EndNote?

Please contact the AU subject librarians librarians@aber.ac.uk / 01970621896 for

  • help, advice and support when using EndNote at the University
  • arranging EndNote training for students or staff
  • finding/providing connection files and filters 
  • customising output styles for use in EndNote
  • What is it
  • What do I need to know about EndNote at Aber
    • on PSV – is it default Word toolbar or do you have to change the preferences?
    • If you want it on your own computer (staff or student) it will cost you (FAQ)
    • If you are a member of staff or postgraduate who has use of an office computer or other computer owned by the university, you can download EndNote to it
    • Syncs with the online version
  • Should I use it why / why not
    • Has more and enhanced features
    • Will cost you money to install on your own computer
  • How do I use EndNote
  • Resources
  • Where to get help advice and training