What is Endnote?

Endnote is a stand-alone and web-based program used for managing and publishing bibliographies. It is a critical tool to have when beginning your journey towards your dissertation. A well-structured literature review may rest upon your ability to find the articles that you need. It can start here with Endnote.

How to Use Endnote

Here is a great reference video to get you started in 7 minutes. The video references Endnote X5 for Windows. The interface for both Mac/OSX and Windows versions of Endnote X5 are both the same.

Quick Tips & Screenshot

Here is a basic screenshot with the Endnote interface. It is a Windows version. Following the quick-tip advice with your initial imports will lead to a very successful start to your dissertation journey.


Software Information

A 30-day trial version is available on the Endnote website. Investigating a system to store your research is key. As you are married to your dissertation the research tool that is used it equally important. Student versions of Endnote X5 can be purchased on the Internet. An Amazon Prime account will offer some of the best deals.

Windows - Endnote X5

  • Windows XP (service pack 3), Vista (32-/64-bit) & Windows 7 (32-/64-bit)
  • Pentium 450MHz or faster processor
  • 180MB hard disk space available

Mac/OSX - Endnote X5

  • Mac OS X (10.5.x, 10.6.x, 10.7.x)
  • Intel-based Macintosh
  • 400 MB hard disk space available
  • Minimum 256 MB RAM

Browser Requirements (Endnote Web)

  • FireFox 3.5.x-4.0.x
  • Safari 4.x, 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x-9.x