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Systematic Reviews: EndNote Desktop

The Endnote desktop software stores the program and your citation library locally on your computer.  EndNote Desktop has more functionality than EndNote online, including customising output styles for specific publications. Synchronise it with EndNote online to continue to work on any PC on or off-campus.

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a a type of reference management software which allows you to create your own reference database and then to use that database to generate a bibliography in your papers, books and theses. It is available in both Desktop and Online versions with EndNote X9 being the current Desktop version.

EndNote helps users:

  • Gather references automatically from databases;
  • Format  documents and citations instantly in a variety of styles;
  • Generate bibliographies;
  • Create and organise a personal research database of references, images and PDFs;
  • Share citations with colleagues.

EndNote for Systematic Reviews

A guide to using EndNote for systematic reviews is available under the Managing Records (EndNote) tab of our Systematic Review LibGuide: https://libguides.ul.ie/systematic-reviews.

Installing EndNote Desktop

UL Students and Staff members can install EndNote 20 on their personally owned computers as well as UL owned computers.

  • To install EndNote 20 on your UL build PC go to: Start > Programs > Specialist Software (or Install Software) > EndNote 20.
  • If you wish to install EndNote 20 on your personal computer you can request the installation files by contacting the Library using Ask Us 

EndNote Tutorial

A short course for EndNote for Windows. This video is hosted on ULs MS stream. You must be logged into your UL Microsoft 365 account to view it.

Below this video you will see a link for a quick introduction to EndNote for Mac.

EndNote Workshops

Below are slides from EndNote Desktop tutorials. 

EndNote Q&A session - online webinar

This session is hosted by EndNote.

This is an open question-and-answer drop-in webinar, much like a professor's office hours.  Drop in any time during the session to get answers about how to use EndNote.  Registration is required, but participants' identities will not be shared during the call.  

Upcoming sessions and registration is available on the EndNote training page