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A basic guide to help users get started with EndNote


The University of Divinity will stop licencing EndNote at the end of 2024.

There are free-ware bibliographic managers available which include the necessary features of EndNote. The two most common are Zotero and Mendeley. See Alternatives to EndNote.

Existing users are encouraged to explore other options. It is easy to import libraries to either system. HDR candidates, please contact if you would like to discuss options. 

EndNote 20

EndNote is a reference management software tool, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles.

EndNote is now available to all staff and currently enrolled students of the University of Divinity. Researchers and higher degree students who need to deal with a large number of references for their research projects will find this software most useful.

The latest version of EndNote 20 is available in either Windows and MAC versions. 

‚ÄčEndNote can help you:

  • Collect and organise references to resources, such as books and journal articles.
  • Add citations to your documents, and
  • Create bibliographies that use standard citation styles.


To access the software, complete an EndNote Access Form and email it to

Once submitted, staff/students will receive instructions on how to download the EndNote file via email or they can refer to the tabs on the left to learn how to download and use EndNote.