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Use this guide to get started using the desktop version of EndNote.

EndNote at UH Mānoa

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What is EndNote?

What is EndNote?

Briefly, EndNote is a software program that helps you organize your research. Some of EndNote's many features allow you to: organize bibliographic citations in your own EndNote Library, transfer references from on-line databases into your EndNote Library, and instantly build bibliographies for your papers.

Where to get EndNote?

UH Manoa students, faculty and staff can purchase a copy of EndNote at a discounted rate through UH Information Technology Services (ITS). Visit the ITS Endnote Site License Program page to learn how to order your copy.

If you prefer a no-cost (i.e., free) option, you can sign up for an EndNote Online account. UHM faculty, staff, and students should use the UHM Library's EndNote Online link when creating their account in order to access additional features that are not available to basic accounts.

Why should I use EndNote?

Whether you're a student, researcher or professor, EndNote is an extremely valuable tool when doing research and composing papers. The program stores your references, figures and PDFs all in one place on your computer, which makes retrieving these items easy. EndNote also works with Microsoft Word, Apple Pages and Open Office to insert in-text citations and compose bibliographies with just a few mouse clicks.

How do I use EndNote?

Use the Endnote Support Site to learn more about how EndNote works and look up where to get extra help!  The company's video tutorials are excellent, and there are user-created "how-to" videos on YouTube, with many by librarians around the country. You may also check out the EndNote training page at

EndNote Help

Use these resources to get more help and tips about using EndNote: