Endnote @ UC Davis

Endnote @ UC Davis

EndNote is a bibliographic reference manager, one of several on the market today.

It is a great tool for academic research and publishing. Using Endnote, citations can be stored, searched and quickly inserted into research papers in the format of many scholarly journals. Endnote makes identifying and formatting citations for publications a breeze.

It is fairly easy to use with many of the online databases available to the UC Davis community and runs on Windows and Mac OS. It is also compatible with recent versions of Microsoft Word.

UC Davis now has a campus-wide license allowing all current UC Davis students, faculty and staff to install and use EndNote on computers at work and at home.

To download Endnote:

  1. Go to https://software.ucdavis.edu
  2. Sign in using your UCD Kerberos account
  3. Once logged in, click on Library in the left folder-tree menu
  4. Click on EndNote
  5. Scroll down and download the appropriate version for your computer operating system
  6. Note that during the installation of EndNote, all MS Office programs and anti-virus software must be turned off.

EndNote Workshops

Looking for help with EndNote? The University Library hosts a variety of EndNote Workshops and information sessions throughout the year.


Use EndNote to store, manage, and format references in your writing. Class will cover: creating EndNote libraries, adding citations to your libraries, direct export of citations from article databases, output styles, and Cite While You Write (using EndNote with Microsoft Word).

Questions? Please contact Matt Conner, mconner@ucdavis.edu or 754-7348.

TueDec 812:00pm-2:00pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

EndNote Friday @ Blaisdell Medical Library (Sacramento Campus)

Hosted by librarians at Blaisdell Medical Library, these drop-in office hours provide an opportunity to learn new tricks, improve workflows, ask questions, solve problems, and share challenges and successes with others. Want to take your EndNote software use to a new level? Please join us for these informal sessions.

Questions? Need a different date/time? Contact: Amy Studer, acstuder@ucdavis.edu, 916-734-0206

FriDec 412:00pm-1:00pmBlaisdell Library Collaboration Room 1106
FriDec 1812:00pm-1:00pmBlaisdell Library Collaboration Room 1106

EndNote in the Health Sciences District

Want to better manage and use the literature you gather? Sessions cover how to collect, store, organize, and retrieve articles with Endnote; how to create and format references for your own papers, posters or publications using the right style for the occasion (JAVMA, NEJM, Science, NLM Style, and thousands more); and how to attach and access the full text of those articles, and to keep personal notes about the articles you have read. Bring your laptop if possible.

Questions? Please contact Deanna Johnson, deejohnson@ucdavis.edu, (530) 752‑3271.

TueDec 153:00pm-4:00pmCarlson Health Sciences Library Conference Room 128register

EndNote Introduction for Biological / Agricultural / Environmental Sciences Researchers

EndNote is a bibliographic management program which simplifies the process of generating bibliographies and reference lists. EndNote allows one to easily store, manage, and format references to any biological/agricultural/environmental science core style guide such as CSE, NLM, ACS, or APA or to any specific biological/agricultural/environmental journal style such as FASEB J, J Exp Biol, Plant Cell, J Agr Food Chem, or Front Ecol Environ. EndNote also helps you organize and easily retrieve publication PDFs.

This introductory class will cover: creating EndNote libraries; direct export of citations from biological/agricultural article databases; importing PDFs into EndNote; adding citations to your libraries; output styles; and Cite While You Write (using EndNote with Microsoft Word).

Questions? Contact Ruth Gustafson, ragustafson@ucdavis.edu.

MonDec 143:00pm-4:30pmLibrary Instruction Labregister

EndNote Quick Start @ Blaisdell Medical Library (Sacramento Campus)

Working on a research project? Discover how the magic of EndNote citation management software can save you time by collecting and organizing your research literature and adding references to your paper, using the style you need. Did you know that EndNote can effortlessly download many article pdfs for you? This class is intended for beginning EndNote users.

If possible, bring your laptop with EndNote x7 installed. For instructions: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/endnote/

Questions? Need a different date/time or advanced EndNote consultation? Problems with installing EndNote? Contact: Amy Studer, acstuder@ucdavis.edu, 916-734-0206.

Directions for Education Building, Room 3205, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medschool/maps_directions/

ThuDec 102:00pm-3:00pmEducation Building, Room 3205register

EndNote Training Videos

Below are training videos on the major elements of the EndNote Program. For more information, you are welcome to browse EndNote’s full selection of training videos on YouTube by going to their channel, EndNote Training.

EndNote: An Introduction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVEgjyY4Oj4)
A concise introduction to EndNote. Be aware that some of the material for NTU does not apply to UCD, but this should be obvious.
Library Basics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqK3Gk15X20)
Another basic introduction to EndNote.
EndNote X6 Overview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlnvmDnPzs0&feature=plcp)
Another introduction to the latest version of EndNote, most useful to previous users of EndNote who wish to see the new capabilities of the latest version.
Attaching files (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De1PFZYNFeQ&feature=plcp)
A major issue. How to attach full-text files to your citation records.
Direct Export with Firefox (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-_C0igCUp4&feature=plcp)
One of the major methods for importing records into your EndNote library.
Sharing References (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrVnfZxECVw&feature=plcp)
An important topic for working in groups with EndNote.
CWYW Formatting the Bibliography (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1y7B3f5pAg&feature=plcp)
One of the major functions of EndNote.
Bibliographies Made Easy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjIgO5xKQd0&feature=plcp)
More on bibliographies.


Have a question about Endnote? The following resources can provide support and information:

EndNote Email Technical Support Request (http://endnote.com/contact/customer-support)
EndNote provides email and phone support for questions related to using EndNote software.
UCD IT Express (http://itexpress.ucdavis.edu/)
Contact IT Express to receive support downloading and installing EndNote on your computer.
University Library EndNote Email Service Request
The UC Davis University Library provides support for questions related to getting started using EndNote software with library research resources. Please use the EndNote email service request form and indicate your research subject area so the appropriate EndNote liaison can contact you.

Links & Resources

Instructions for Importing Citations into EndNote

The latest version of EndNote for which the filter instructions apply is posted next to each platform. EndNote Web operates independently of version updates.

Resources from Endnote

Alternative Citation Managers

Below are open source technologies for citation managers that represent alternatives to EndNote. Be aware that they are not supported by UC Davis. For additional questions, please contact the librarians listed for each.


Mendeley is a free reference manager and online, academic social network that organizes your references and PDFs, builds citations and bibliographies, enables collaboration with other researchers, and facilitates networking and discovery of other papers, people, and research groups. As a resource, Mendeley contains over 100 million papers and allows you to create your own researcher profile that can be available for others to discover. It is available both as a desktop program and an online website, which are designed to complement each other.

It is also possible to upgrade your free account. With a free account, you have 2 GB of webspace and 1 private group that can have up to 100MB stored in it, and up to 3 users. For more information, visit: http://www.mendeley.com/upgrade/.

Contact: Matt Conner, mconner@ucdavis.edu, (530) 754‑7348


Looking for an easy way to keep track of the resources you find on the web? The Zotero plug-in for the Firefox browser can help you collect, organize, cite, sync, and share information. Download it for free or check out the standalone version at www.zotero.org. UC Davis librarian Laura Soito (a former lab tech) created this tutorial to help you get started.

Have questions, looking for a demo, or want to schedule a class? Contact Laura Soito.

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