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This guide will teach you how to use EndNote as your reference management tool.

What are Reference and Bibliography Management Tools?

Reference management tools help researchers and students to collect, maintain, share and publish literature references efficiently and in accordance with international standards. Nowadays a whole range of computerised tools for reference management is available. From 2016 EndNote will be used as reference management tool at the North-West University.

What is EndNote?

EndNote is used by millions of researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians to search online bibliographic databases, organise references and related files, and to create bibliographies instantly.  The software has to be installed on your computer properly in order to work correctly with word processing programs, and this varies depending on your operating system, word processor and platform. It has frequent upgrades that offer significant new features. 

Downloading EndNote

NWU Staff can download EndNote from the Intranet

EndNote is available for NWU staff on the Staff Intranet at IT@NWU: Software Downloads.

Registered NWU postgraduate students can download EndNote from eFundi

Windows users

  1. Go to eFundi, our student portal, and login. 
  2. Click on the Library tab in the toolbar at the top of the screen or find the Library page in your eFundi sites. 
  3. Click on Resources on the left side of the screen.
  4. Click on the EndNote folder.
  5. Click on EndNote 20 - Windows folder.
  6. Click on the EndNote 20.zip file to download it.
  7. Go to your downloads folder and click on "Extract all to ..." Choose a folder where you want the download files to save to (eg. Desktop).

    It is very important to extract all the files, as our license key is built into the download files. 

     

    EndNote extract

  8. Once you have extracted the files, go to the destination folder where you extracted the download files to, double click on the EN20Inst file and run the installation wizard.

Please note: If you do not have access to eFundi or the Library site please contact your Librarian on the Ask Us tab to provide access to eFundi. Provide your university number in the email. If you have access to the Library eFundi site but do not see the Library tab click on "Sites" and click on the star next to Library and close the pop-up window.

MAC users

  1. Go to eFundi, our student portal, and login. 
  2. Click on the Library tab in the toolbar at the top of the screen or find the Library page in your eFundi sites. 
  3. Click on Resources on the left side of the screen.
  4. Click on the EndNote folder.
  5. Click on the EndNote 20 - MAC folder. 
  6. Click on the EndNote20SiteInstaller.dmg file to download it.

Please note: If you do not have access to eFundi or the Library tab please contact your Librarian on the Ask Us tab to provide access to eFundi. Provide your university number in the email. If you have access to eFundi and the Library tab but do not see the Library tab click on "Sites" and click on the star next to Library and close the pop-up window.

NWU Templates for Postgraduates

Download NWU referencing template files

How to SAVE the template to EndNote?
  1. EndNote Library toolbar click on File and select SAVE AS + OK
  2. Change the referencing style click on the output style box
  3. Click on Select another style
  4. On the dialog window  select NWU Harvard Style, PER or any referencing style of your choice and press Choose.

NWU Referencing Guides

Choose the referencing style that is used by your Faculty:

Ask a Librarian

Training

EndNote X9: Manuals

The older EndNote X9 version is still available for download via eFundi under the Library 2020 tab Resources>EndNote>EndNote X9 - Windows or EndNote X9 - MAC.