Social Work: Endnote & NVivo

Guide to locating relevant resources for Social Work assessment tasks and projects.


EndNote is a software useful for managing and organising references and associated files. EndNote integrates with common word processors. (Windows and Mac versions available).

Monash University has a site license for EndNote making it freely available for students and staff.

  • EndNote Library Guide  See the library guide for information on obtaining EndNote and tips for its use.
  • EndNote quick start guide.  An online tutorial to get you started with EndNote. Click the blue Log in with Monash account button before entering your Monash username and password.

NVivo for Literature Reviews

NVivo is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) software package that allows users to import, sort and analyse rich text and plain text documents, audio files, PDFs, spreadsheets, databases, bibliographical data, digital photos, web pages and social media data.

Monash University provides free download of this software to students and staff. 

NVivo can be used to organise and write literature reviews:

  • Import references from EndNote
  • Organise and classify the literature by source types
  • Include print sources
  • Code the literature for major themes
  • Do text and coding queries to explore themes
  • Create visuals to see connections in the literature.

See below for training options:

NVivo for your literature review (La Trobe Uni 43 min)

Using NVivo and EndNote For Literature Reviews manual (Flinders Uni)