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Citation and Reference Management


Although there is a free online version of Endnote, this guide mostly refers to the desktop version (EndNote 20) that must be purchased. UofA students and faculty can get a discounted price at

Best features: Can store 10,000+ references and pdfs; deduplicates large numbers of references; many reference types (helpful for accurate citation); highly customizable; ability to work offline.

Drawbacks: Price (~$140); license tied to one device; steeper learning curve than other options; no Google Docs integration (only MS Word and LibreOffice).

Getting Started With EndNote

EndNote Support

EndNote Configuration for Library Resources

Information on configuring EndNote to access library resources as well as tip sheets on importing records into EndNote from our major database platforms: