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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 (X8) 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 producers of EndNote are Clarivate Analytics 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