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Endnote: About EndNote

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EndNote will...

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EndNote will: 

  • store and manage references in your own database so you don't lose track of them.
  • work with Word to format your references in a wide range of styles. 
  • import references from many online databases such as Web of Science without you having to type them in.
  • help you to organise the references you find useful.

What if I don't have EndNote on my PC

EndNote (desktop version) is in the Common Apps section on open access computers. If you don't have it on a university machine ask your local technician or request via ISS service desk.

Good news:

The licence now covers use on your own device as long as you are a student or member of staff at Swansea University. To download your own copy of EndNote go to You will need to login to MyUni with your Swansea University username and password.

EndNote is in the "Other software available section" of the site. Both Windows and MAC versions are available. You do not need a licence code as this has been bundled in the installer so will be entered automatically.


Macintosh version

A version of EndNote is available for the Macintosh. A quick guide can be found here.

There is also a free EndNote App for IPADs which will sync with your online library. This can be downloaded from iTunes.

EndNote manual

If you are using the desktop version of EndNote you should find a pdf manual installed on your computer. A search for Endnote*.pdf will find it. If not it can be found on the Thomson web site.

EndNote online quick reference guide.

Clarivate EndNote support

Help with EndNote

  • Your library subject team can help with many EndNote questions. Contact them directly or email


The University is planning return to campuses and reopening of services with the health and safety of students and staff as its top priority. In accordance with guidance from Welsh Government and University Management, Library staff have been working closely with Health and Safety and Estates colleagues to plan a safe, phased return which enables social distancing of 2 metres, sanitiser points, and provision of services with minimal contact.  Please consult our webpage for up to date information.

Desktop or Online?

There are 2 versions of EndNote available - a desktop version and an online one. The online version is free and is enough for most student work. The desktop version has more features such as the ability to import PDFs and edit styles. We generally recommend the desktop version for Ph.D. students and staff who are doing longer pieces of work. The link below is to a comparison chart.

EndNote videos

A large number of videos are available to help with EndNote covering everything from a general introduction to specific tasks. Click the EndNote YouTube channel link to see more.

Ask a Librarian


There will be EndNote workshops this term on:


If you are a Ph.D. student there are additional sessions available as part of the university postgraduate training programme


The workbooks we use for our courses are available below.


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