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EndNote : EndNote Desktop App

A guide to using EndNote at the University of Lethbridge

What is EndNote?

EndNote is bibliographic management software that allows you to store and organize your references in a searchable database called an EndNote library. It also permits you to import and reformat references from online databases and automatically enter citations and build reference lists in word processing applications such as Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, and Pages (MacOS).  You can also format references according to thousands of different bibliographic citation styles such as APA, MLA, Turabian, and journal-specific formats.

The EndNote desktop application can hold 1,000,000 references. We recommend using the desktop application if you are heavily engaged in research. Please note: Your EndNote working library should never be stored on any cloud service, networked drive, external hard drive or flash drive to avoid eventual corruption of your library. See the EndNote article explaining why your working EndNote library may become damaged if it is stored anywhere other than the hard drive of the computer running the EndNote desktop app.

A University of Lethbridge site license allows all current students, faculty, and staff to download and install the EndNote desktop application.  The current version of EndNote in use at the University of Lethbridge is EndNote 21 (as of January 2024).  A comparison of features in the current and previous two versions is available here.

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