Related: Endnote – advanced

Endnote logoEndNote is reference management software available to all students and staff at Lincoln University. Once a reference is available in EndNote it can be added into an assignment or research paper with a couple of mouse clicks, automatically inserting correctly formatted in-text and reference list entries.

Access and installation

Home use:

To install EndNote on your home computer you can access it from the IT Help pages. Both PC and Mac versions are available

Download EndNote from web site.

On campus:

EndNote has already been installed on all PCs in the computer labs, library and offices.
Users of departmental PCs will need to install EndNote if you cannot see EndNote listed in the LU Applications section of the Start menu:

  1. From the desktop, open Application Explorer
  2. Double click All
  3. Double click the EndNote icon


EndNote is reference management software available to all Lincoln students and staff. Once created an EndNote library can be used to import citations in hundreds of styles into MS Word, and to manage information. This two hour session includes introduction to using EN (first hour), and more advanced functions and features of EN including organising and customising the library, stable URLs, attaching files, and using the menus (second hour). Participants are welcome to attend one or two hours of the session.

Book a session

For more information please contact the Postgraduate Liaison Librarian

Downloading from Library databases

You can search for references using Lincoln University Library databases, and import these references into EndNote. This is quicker and more accurate than typing them in manually.

There are three methods you can use to import reference information from databases into EndNote:

1. Direct Exporting

2. Using Import Filters – See Advanced Features

3. Using Connection Files – See Advanced Features

Direct Exporting

Direct exporting is the quickest and easiest method for getting references from a database into EndNote. Not all databases offer a direct export option. At present the databases that use the direct export function include:

  • Web of Knowledge – Including CAB, Current Contents and Web of Science
  • ScienceDirect
  • ProQuest
  • Avery Index
  • Expanded Academic and General OneFile
  • Google Scholar

Detailed instructions for importing from these databases (PDF)


Contact the Welcome Desk (Library, Teaching and Learning: Level 0) or either the Postgraduate Liaison Librarian or the Undergraduate Teaching Librarian.

Guides and tip Sheets

Frequently asked questions

Specific assistance with advanced issues such as Term Lists and attaching files is available here.