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EndNote Guide: EndNote Styles and Connections

EndNote is a reference organiser and writing solution. It is the ideal, time-saving software to enable users to collect references and then use this library to add citations to a Word document

What is a style?

Output styles are files that are used to control the format of references in a bibliography. The name of the style refers to the journal or publisher that has defined the bibliographic format. EndNote makes thousands of styles available and you can also edit existing versions of each style ie APA 7th. Some of these styles come with the program and others can be downloaded from the EndNote website.

Styles can be modified and new styles can be created using EndNote's style editor.

Information on styles from UQ

EndNote styles- finding the correct style.

CDU Reference Styles

CDU Reference Styles

After downloading the EndNote software you also need to add the CDU referencing styles - particularly if using CDU-Harvard Reference style.


Choose ‘open with’. Double click on the CDU styles 2021 folder and copy all the styles. If you have been using CDU Harvard  please download the recent styles folder  in order to get the most up to date styles.


You must insert the style files in the correct folder where your copy of EndNote has been installed. For Windows, this will usually be C:\ProgramFiles\EndNote20\Styles. Look in the EndNote 20 folder in Applications if you have a Macintosh. If you do not save the styles correctly you will not be able to access them from the Import Manager when using EndNote.


Once you have saved the CDU styles (same goes for filters and connections) you need to set preferences to point to the correct folder.


In EndNote, click on Edit on the toolbar. From the dropdown menu select Preferences.

When the EndNote Preferences window opens, click on Folder Locations on the left-hand side.

This will show you the current settings for your personal folders. If you have installed EndNote on your computer for the first time, it will probably look something like this


Folder locations


You should then click  ‘Select folder’ for styles and ensure you have chosen the correct location of your CDU styles ie: C:\ProgramFiles\EndNote20\Styles. This process will then allow you to 'select another style' in your EndNote library and choose the preferred style for your school ie: cdu-harvard_2021

EndNote Output Styles


Endnote allows you to select from a range of CDU reference styles according to whichever your School and Lecturers recommend. When you select a reference style from the available options Word will also recognise this style. It is also important to compare your results with the CDU Referencing Guide so you are aware of the format which each example should follow.

CDU Referencing Guide

CDU Library also provides details on Plagiarism.
This guide contains links to CDU & other resources related to Plagiarism, Collusion and Cheating

AGLC and EndNote

EndNote Connection Files

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