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This software package for managing references (citations) is available free to Monash University students and staff. This guide has information about working with EndNote in the Monash University environment.


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EndNote is a database tool that:

  • stores bibliographic details of the material that you have read for your assignments and theses
  • imports details of material that you have found, in the library catalogue and other databases and catalogues
  • automatically creates citations, references and bibliographies for your assignments in your required style
  • support and/or integrates with common word processor and file formats eg RTF, HTML, etc

The latest version of EndNote (X7) is available for download from the Obtain EndNote tab for Monash staff and students.

EndNote Online is the web-based version of EndNote. EndNote Online has similar, but more restricted, functionality than the standard (desktop) version. In addition, EndNote Online provides:

  • access to EndNote libraries from anywhere
  • synchronization of EndNote desktop libraries to enable working between computers
  • for sharing of libraries with other researchers.

Refer to the EndNote Online Basic and Advanced tabs in this guide for further details.


EndNote is commercial software. Monash University cannot make copies available to you. The manufacturers of EndNote are Thomson ResearchSoft and the Australian distributors are Crandon Services Pty Ltd.



On your computer (Windows): Start > All Programs > EndNote > Getting started guide (PDF 96pp)

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EndNote Online can also be used to share libraries


Monash Faculty of Medicine Nursing & Health Sciences and Monash Library have developed an online tutorial to get you started with using EndNote. (Monash staff and students only)

Managing citations and references

It is important that you understand how citations and references are used in academic writings.

The library has produced an online tutorial called Demistifying citing and referencing and a library guide which includes examples of different types of references and styles.