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EndNote: Introduction

Guide to using EndNote at Murdoch University

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a software application for storing, managing, searching and sharing your references.

EndNote can help you:

  • Manage your references
  • Format references in the appropriate style
  • Add citations and bibliographies in Word documents
  • Share your references with others

Note: EndNote will not teach you how to reference correctly, nor will it do your referencing for you. You still need to have a good understanding of the principles of ​referencing before using any citation manager. For guidance on referencing in the various styles used by Murdoch University, please go to our referencing guide.

Murdoch University has a license to EndNote, which allows you to download a copy to your own device for your research and study.

You can access a PDF copy of our EndNote Training Guide below. Please consult the training guide first; if you have more specific issues please visit our Ask a Librarian desk from Monday – Friday 10am -2pm.

EndNote X9 is nearly here!

Clarivate Analytics announced the release of EndNote X9 in August 2018.

Murdoch Library has tested EndNote X9 in the Murdoch environment and are liaising with Clarivate regarding some functionality before making it available for use by staff and students.

The current EndNote X8.2 version supported at Murdoch is compatible with the latest version(s) of Microsoft Word.

The release notes for EndNote X9 suggest that most of the improvements in the update are associated with collaboration, library sharing, integration with the Web of Science database, new social media reference types and updates to some standard referencing output styles.

All recent versions of EndNote have been backwardly compatible and you should not experience any disadvantage using X8.2 and updating to X9 at a later date.

If you are using a copy of EndNote installed on your personal computer, you may see a pop-up window promoting EndNote X9 when you launch the  application. You can select the Ignore This option to prevent the pop-up from reappearing.

EndNote X9: What's New!

Download EndNote X8

For Murdoch University staff and students only.

You will be asked to login with your Murdoch login details.

For help with installing EndNote, please contact Murdoch IT Services:

  • Phone: 9360 2000
  • Email:
  • In person: IT Service Desk, inside the Murdoch University Library entrance off Bush Court at the South Street Campus.


This guide has been based, with permission, on the guide created by Clarivate Analytics.