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How to set your EndNote preferences to improve full text search results

Getting Started with EndNote

EndNote is the recommended bibliographic management tool for CSIRO staff.  Researchers, writers and students can use EndNote to locate and store bibliographical data and create bibliographies for curricula vitae, manuscripts, grant proposals, journal articles and other publications.

EndNote automates the creation of bibliographies for over 1,000 scholarly publications.  Writers can save time and interpreting style requirements of scholarly publications by selecting the publication by name and generating a formatted document.

CSIRO Library Services has negotiated a cost effective EndNote contract with Clarivate.   Purchase and install the software using the CSIRO IM&T Self Service Assistant. . Each license entitles the user to install the software for their own use on up to 3 PCs.

EndNote 20 $150 (This is the latest version)
EndNote Upgrade from any previous version      $125

EndNote 21 launch in mid-May 2023

  • IM&T is liaising with Clarivate to make the new version of EndNote available to CSIRO staff as soon as possible.
  • From 27th March 2023 onwards, a free upgrade is available to anyone who purchases EndNote 20 using CSIRO IM&T Self-Service Assistant.

To compare the features of EndNote 20 with versions X8 and X9 check the version comparison chart.

EndNote Basic (previously called EndNote Web) is freely available to CSIRO staff, via our Web of Science subscription. To get started with EndNote Basic, create or access your Web of Science profile.  To create a new profile, click the Register link on the Web of Science homepage

Avoid saving your EndNote Library to cloud-syncing folders, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Network drives

EndNote 20 in Seven Minutes

These videos provide a quick overview of the most basic workflows in EndNote 20 for either Windows or macOS.  Content covered in these videos include:

  • How to create an EndNote library.
  • Importing references from an online database.
  • Creating custom groups and adding references to them.
  • Finding full-text pdfs for references in your library.
  • Inserting a reference into a Microsoft Word document.
  • how to add page numbers to an in-text citation.