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EndNote (Desktop): Getting Started

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

Getting Started with EndNote

EndNote has many great features to help you organize your references but it can be tricky to know where to start.  In this section you will find instructions and videos about some of the things to do when first using EndNote and customizations you can set to make the program really work for you:

  • Opening a new EndNote Library
  • Setting preferences for your library
  • Selecting citation styles
  • Manually entering a reference into your library
  • Importing references from on-line databases

To navigate, use the links to the left or the drop-down menu at the top of the Getting Started tab.  Each section will have video tutorials, simple step by step instructions and a few more details about the topic.