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Manage your information and citations using EndNote
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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EndNote is

  • a bibliographic management system
  • supported by Emory

EndNote allows you to

  • maintain a database of references
  • create bibliographies and citations using Microsoft Office, Apple Pages, and Writer 3. 

EndNote X7 is the current version

    Basic EndNote Navigation

    The key to navigating EndNote is to use the Navigation Bar at the top left. This bar gives you three options for display:

    1. Choose the stack of books to look at your local library 
    2. Choose the Globe to search online 
    3. Choose the Globe and Books to combine these two into one screen 

    The Navigation Bar also allows you to easily switch between Output Styles



      4 Steps to Set-up Endnote

      EndNote is free to any Emory student, faculty, or staff member.
      • Visit the Software Distribution Page and click on the "Download" link next to EndNote.
      • You will be asked for your EmoryID and password.
        • In order to use the instructions on this guide, download EndNote X7.
        • If you are using a Mac, download the .dmg file (at the top of the page).
        • If you are using a PC, download the .exe file (scroll down halfway down the page, under the Windows Software tab).
      Follow the 'usual' software installation procedures for your Mac or PC.
      (Be sure to close all other programs before beginning installation)
      • Endnote installation also provides users with at least two years free access to EndNote Web
      • See the EndNote Web tab for more information

      Note: Be sure to run the "EndNote Program Updates" tool from the "Help" menu after you have installed the program

      Check the Helps tab in this guide for information on known issues

      EndNote uses Connection files to search library catalogs and databases. By default, EndNote X7 has a connection to Emory pre-loaded into it. For earlier versions of EndNote, you must download a separate connection files for each resource
      EndNote uses citation styles to output text. Many citation styles most commonly used at Candler are bundled with Endnote, including the following Turabian and the Chicago 16th.

      The SBL style (built off of the Chicago style) is not available by default in EndNote, and so it must be downloaded:

      1. Society of Biblical Literature Notes (SBL) -- this is the style recommended by the Society of Biblical Literature
      2. Many, many more styles can be downloaded directly from EndNote.
      To use "Find Full Text" configure the preferences to point to the correct URLs.
      1. Start EndNote and on the menu bar, go to "Edit -> Preferences"
      2. Select the "Find Full Text" option
      3. Check the first, second, and forth boxes
      4. In the Open URL Path box, enter ""
      5. In the "Authenticate With" box enter, ""

      Click here to see a screen shot of this process


      Create or Open a Library in EndNote

      To use EndNote

      • You must have at least one library of references
      • The default is called My Library and is created when you install the program
      • EndNote opens this library each time it is launched unless preferences are changed
      • You can create new / separate libraries:
        • Select "File" --> "New"
        • Select a name and location for your library

      Materials can be organized in groups and sub-groups or in separate libraries.  See the "Organizing Materials" tab in this guide.

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