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EndNote x8: Intro

New guide for using EndNote x8 from Clarivate Analytics


Upcoming Sessions:

EndNote x8 Basics: Monday, June 5, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Gumberg Library FlexTech Classroom.

Get a basic overview of EndNote citation management software. This session will provide an introduction to EndNote desktop which works in conjunction with EndNote online. EndNote has many powerful features to help with research including: the ability to import, store, and organize references in thousands of different citation styles; store and annotate pdf files; and create citation groups to organize research. EndNote includes a plug-in for word processing programs for inserting citations and bibliographies. This software is available for free for current Duquesne students. Registration is required for this workshop due to a limited number of seats


EndNote x8 Advanced: Thursday, June 8, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Gumberg Library FlexTech Classroom

Learn advanced functionality of the EndNote x8 software, including Smart Groups, Sharing Libraries, Modifying Citation Styles, and advanced PDF functions. Prerequisite: Must have attended EndNote: Basics or EndNote x8: Basics



Citation Management

citation management software

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EndNote Guide

Welcome to Gumberg Library's EndNote Guide.  EndNote's citation management software is a useful tool for organizing references and creating bibliographies. It is available for free to all Duquesne University users through a campus site license.

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EndNote has many features that will assist you during the research project, including:

  • Creating a customizable library
  • Downloading complete citations from databases
  • Creating bibliographies in over 5,000 styles
  • Manually entering references (that are not available electronically)
  • Generating in-text citations within your Word document using Cite While You Write™
  • Finding Full-Text PDFs automatically
  • Attaching up to 45 files per record, including PDFs, videos, sound files.
  • Reading and annotating your attached PDFs
  • Syncing your references with FREE online account
  • Sharing references (with other EndNote users)


This guide originally created by Michael Janakis, MLIS Spring 2017