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EndNote reference management software is here to help you in your research. 

What does EndNote do?

EndNote is available in desktop and web versions and enables you to:

  • collect references while you are searching and store them in your personal library
  • manage your references in your library by storing them in groups and attaching PDFs of the full-text
  • automate the process of adding citations and references when you are writing a paper and create bibliographies in the referencing style of your choice
  • save time, be more organised and let the software do the work of referencing for you!


Can I use EndNote at home as well as on-campus?

All members of Cardiff University have access to EndNote desktop on the network and can also use a web version called EndNote Web.  If you wish to use EndNote desktop off-campus, you can have it installed on a University-owned laptop, or if the laptop is your own you can purchase your own copy at an academic discount.

Alternatively, you can choose to use EndNote Web when you are at home.  If you are using both the desktop and the web versions, remember EndNote has a Sync option enabling you to synchronise your EndNote desktop library with your EndNote Web library.  You might find it useful to look at this summary of the differences between EndNote desktop and EndNote Web.


How do I access EndNote?

Access EndNote desktop on a Windows machine via All Programs/CardiffApps/Statistics and Databases.  If you are using a University-owned Mac you can contact your Local Computing Representative who will install the EndNote software for you.

Access EndNote Web via  If you are off-campus use the 'institutional log-in'.  More information about access is on the first page of the EndNote Web guide.


What help is available?

Take a look at our answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:  EndNote desktop FAQs and EndNote Web FAQs. We also produce PDF guides: EndNote desktop guide and EndNote Web guide.

There is lots of useful material about EndNote on the web, for example check out the Thomson Reuters EndNote Training channel on YouTube which includes videos on both EndNote desktop and EndNote Web. The company also have their own Knowledge Base and Frequently Asked Questions.

If you need advice, please contact your home library or email

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