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What is EndNote?

EndNote is a bibliographic management tool which allows you to add references manually or automatically from databases to your EndNote Library.

EndNote allows you to organise your research and collect your citations into a searchable library which can be accessed via the EndNote software and via a cloud-based version. As you write your essay or thesis, references can be inserted in-text in the Word document and your reference list is created at the end of the document.

It is also possible to create an EndNote Online account giving you access to a cloud-based library wherever you are. The original desktop library can be set to synchronise with the cloud-based account, keeping both versions up-to-date.

Installing EndNote

EndNote software is available for CDU staff and students. The current version is 21 for Windows and Mac OS. 
Please check the Compatibility and System Requirements.

Installing for students & staff personal devices:
  • Remove any previous versions before installing the new software.


Installing for CDU devices:

  • Staff can download EndNote for Windows from the Software Centre. If at any point you are asked for administrator approval, please contact ITMS.
  • EndNote for Mac OS can be downloaded from the button above, however you will require administrator access for the device. Please contact ITMS to set this up. 
  • Remove any previous versions before installing the new software.

Need help?

If you have any questions or issues related to downloading or using the EndNote Software please check the Frequently Asked Questions or email us for assistance at

You can also:

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