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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. 

Getting 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 students can download EndNote from eFundi

Windows users

  1. Go to eFundi, our student portal, and login. 
  2. Click on the Library 2020 tab in the toolbar at the top of the screen. 
  3. Click on Resources on the left side of the screen.
  4. Click on the EndNote folder.
  5. Click on EndNote X9 - Windows folder.
  6. Click on the EndNoteX9.exe file to download it.
  7. Run the program from the download file on your computer.

Please note: If you do not have access to eFundi or the Library 2020 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 2020 tab but do not see the Library 2020 tab click on "Sites" and click on the star next to Library 2020 and close the pop-up window.

MAC users

  1. Go to eFundi, our student portal, and login. 
  2. Click on the Library 2020 tab in the toolbar at the top of the screen. 
  3. Click on Resources on the left side of the screen.
  4. Click on the EndNote folder.
  5. Click on EndNote X9 - MAC folder.
  6. Click on the EndNoteX9SiteInstaller.dmg file to download it.

Please note: If you do not have access to eFundi or the Library 2020 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 2020 tab but do not see the Library 2020 tab click on "Sites" and click on the star next to Library 2020 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: