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EndNote x8: Intro

A guide to using EndNote, your new favorite citation manager!

EndNote Workshops

Basic EndNote x8:

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 and Monday, February 12th, 2018

4-5pm, Library Room 202

Join us for a basic overview of EndNote x8, a citation management tool available for free to Duquesne students and faculty. We’ll explore different ways to add references, set up Find Full Text to automatically import full text versions of your articles into EndNote, and create a sync account to access your citations anywhere. We’ll also show you how to insert citations directly into your papers as you write using the Microsoft World plug-in. You can either come with EndNote pre-installed to follow along on your own device or simply watch the demonstration and practice on your own at home. 

Register for 1/22/18 here!

Register for 2/12/18 here!

Advanced EndNote x8:

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

4-5pm, Library Room 202

Come delve deeper into more advanced functions in EndNote x8, which includes sharing libraries, organizing your citations into smart groups, annotating PDFs, advanced Word plug-in functions, and backing up your library (just in case!) Please come with EndNote x8 pre-installed on your laptop and a basic understanding of the program. (Having attended Basic EndNote is not a prerequisite, but preferred!) 

Register for 3/14/18 here!

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.

Citation Management

citation management software

Looking for other Citation Managers? Use this guide instead.

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

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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 accessible from any computer
  • Sharing references with other users

Guide Author

This guide originally created by Michael Janakis, MLIS Spring 2017 and currently maintained by Kelsey O'Rourke, MLIS.