What is EndNote?
EndNote has been called the "Cadillac" of citation tools because it is probably the most sophisticated of the citation tool options. The user interface is highly customizable and it is very robust. However, it may take a bit longer to learn than other tools and the most robust version usually costs money, but there's an educational discount for Harvard students.
Strengths of EndNote
- Can handle large collections of citations
- Has a lot of storage space (5 GB)
- Many library databases offer a direct export option for EndNote
- Has professional technical support
- Can view & annotate PDFs directly in EndNote
- Especially good for life sciences
Getting Started with EndNote
* Users with a Harvard ID can purchase EndNote at a discount through HUIT's third-party web store managed by OntheHub network.
* Anyone can try EndNote without purchase using their 30-day trial: http://endnote.com/downloads/30-day-trial
* FAS students, faculty, and staff can download EndNote free of charge from the FAS software downloads page.
EndNote at Harvard
EndNote Classes at Harvard
Getting Help with EndNote
EndNote offers excellent support tools at http://endnote.com. There are video tutorials and webinars for task-based support, and a thorough technical question FAQ. EndNote also maintains an extensive knowledge base that can be mined for answers to more obscure problems.
See EndNote Help in our supplementary EndNote guide for specific links and tips.
For local support, contact:
Lamont & Widener Libraries
Research and Education Librarian
Research & Distance Services Librarian