EndNote: Build a library of references and cite it in documents

  • EndNote icon hands-on task | Publicly viewable | v. X8

Use EndNote to build a library of the papers, books and other text you encounter in your research. EndNote also helps you insert citations to those works into your own word-processed documents and papers.

A bibliography is assembled automatically in each document you write. Apply (and easily change) a style, which ensures that all the citations and the bibliography are correctly presented and formatted.

The full-featured EndNote software can be bought (discount for University members) and installed on your computer. EndNote Online, an online alternative, offers fewer features but may also be useful. Other citation management tools are available, including online tools which are free for Oxford University members to use.


This task will give you a flavour of how EndNote might be used in your research. You can try this task on your own, although it was designed to be done in a classroom with a teacher to support you.

You will need the EndNote software (version X7 or later) and Word (version 2010 or later) installed on your computer. Talk to your IT support person about this.