What is EndNote?

EndNote is probably the most sophisticated of the citation tool options. The user interface is highly customizable and very robust. However, it may take a bit longer to learn than other tools and the most full-featured version usually costs money, but there's an educational discount for Harvard students.

Strengths of EndNote

  • Can handle large collections of citations
  • Has unlimited storage space
  • Many library databases offer a direct export option for EndNote
  • Has professional technical support
  • PDFs can be viewed and annotated directly in EndNote
  • Especially good for life sciences

Getting Started with EndNote

All Harvard:

* 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.

FAS affiliates:

* FAS students, faculty, and staff can download EndNote free of charge from the FAS software downloads page.

EndNote at Harvard

EndNote and HOLLIS
Import (add) citations from HOLLIS.

Setting up Find Full Text
Configure EndNote to find full text articles through Harvard's online systems.

Setting up OpenURL
Configure EndNote to link from references to full text articles through Find It @ Harvard.

EndNote Classes at Harvard

Endnote Instruction Sessions, Spring 2019

EndNote Basics, Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:30-3:30pm, Lamont B30.

Registration available Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Getting Help with EndNote

EndNote offers excellent support tools. 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, or contact Harvard librarians through the Citation Tools help form.