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

EndNote Download: NWU Staff and Registered Postgrad Students

After you click the download link for the EndNote version of your choice, you will be asked for your username and password. This is your CAS username and password.

Latest versions:

Older versions:

Follow the manual below on how to download and extract the EndNote files:

NWU Style Templates for Postgraduates

Download NWU referencing style template files

How to SAVE a style template to EndNote?
  1. Download and open the style you want to install in your EndNote Library
  2. Go to the File menu and choose Save As
  3. You can delete the word "copy" from the name or give it another name
  4. Click the Save button (the style is now imported in your EndNote Library's Style Manager)
  5. To select the style, go to your Word doc's EndNote tab and click on the down arrow of the Style box
  6. Click on Select Another Style
  7. The Style manager will open with the alphabetical list of styles. Search for your style, eg. NWU Harvard, select it, and click OKOR
  8. In your EndNote20 Library, click Tools, select Output Styles and choose Open Style Manager
  9. Scroll down to the style you want to import in your library and tick the box next to it. It will now appear in your favourite styles list.

NWU Referencing Guides

Choose the referencing style that is used by your Faculty:


What is EndNote and how does it work?

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. At the NWU we use 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. It is important to use the manual, and you need to have the software on the computer you are using.


EndNote 20:

EndNote X9:

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

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