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EndNote: Referencing styles

Referencing styles and Word

EndNote comes with many output style files for formatting citations in a specific bibliographic style which are downloaded in bulk when installing EndNote (see Instructions for downloading EndNote). The accompanying tabs link to some amended styles used at Monash.

To download and use these styles:

  1. Download the style file you wish to use
  2. Double click on the file to open it in EndNote
  3. From the File menu select Save As…
  4. Save the style using an appropriate name
    Note: by default this style will save to the EndNote folder in your My Documents
  5. From the File menu select Close Style
  6. The new style can then be selected in your EndNote library using the pull-down style menu

Updated styles are also available from

EndNote comes with the APA 6th referencing styles included.

For EndNote versions X7 and earlier please consult the advice provided in the EndNote Knowledgebase.

The APA 6th style may require customisation to cater for electronic journals that do not have a DOI. The instructions on how to do this can be found below.

Instructions for using abbreviated corporate author names in citations can also be found below.


This referencing style is based on the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 4th ed. 2018.  An AGLC4 style is now available courtesy of UTS.  To use this style, you will need to download and save two small files.  See Endnote for Law AGLC4 (UTS) style - Instructions below for more information.


This referencing style is based on the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (PDF 3.7MB), 3rd ed. 2010.

The style includes reference types for journal articles, books, etc, as well as legal reference types such as cases, statutes, treaties and loose-leaf services.


To use this style you must download the RefType Table file and import it into your EndNote Preferences. Click the file name below to display the page. Use the browser's 'Save As' function to save the page to your computer. You must save it as an .xml file. In EndNote, click Edit, then Preferences, then Reference Types in the left pane. Then click the Import button in the right pane, locate the .xml file on your computer and click the Open button.

See EndNote X8 for Law - Instructions below for more explanation

Contact the Law Library team for more information.

The Vancouver referencing style requires the use of abbreviated journal titles.  EndNote can enable this, however it is important that the preference for journal abbreviations (via the journal terms list in EndNote) is set prior to items being added to the library.  Instructions can be found in the document below.

Some lecturers may require the use of superscript when referencing in Vancouver. Instructions for setting this preference are in the documents below.


Select the Harvard Style for UQ (not the Gatton one) file from UQ Library Output styles

Monash does not recommend that the Harvard style provided with the Endnote software be used.


Referencing style required by the subject MIC3032 can be download from the EndNote website.

Note: The Microbiology Society Journals changed their style to a Numbered style in 2017. The changes include the following journal titles:

  • Microbiology
  • Journal of General Virology
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
  • JMMCR Case Reports
  • Microbial Genomics
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM) - Journals

If your copy of EndNote still shows the Author/Date style, you can download the updated Numbered version directly from

Gondwana Research

This version has been modified at Monash to work on more reference types and include DOI where available.  Further modification may be required and you are welcome to contact your Subject Librarian for more advice.