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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.



MacOS 10.15 Catalina (the new Mac operating system) has been released.

If you plan to upgrade your Mac to Catalina, you MUST update to EndNote X9.3.2 BEFORE installing Catalina by following this procedure.

If you don't update EndNote first, you will be UNABLE to use it on your Mac.

Note: If you are nearing the end of your project (e.g. your PhD thesis), it is better not to update your operating system.

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EndNote is a database tool, produced by Clarivate Analytics, 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 (X9) 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.


In addition to EndNote workshops (see the Training panel on this page) and this library guide, the Library provides specialist EndNote advice at library drop in sessions. Alternatively, staff and graduate students can email queries to the relevant Contact Librarian.

The producers of EndNote also provide the following resources:


Managing citations and references

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

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.