The University has recently upgraded EndNote desktop from X8 to X9.  EndNote X9 is now available on all university-managed computers, on all campuses.

As part of the new license, staff and students are now able to install one copy of the software on their own device for personal use.

Users need to contact ISHelp@hw.ac.uk to obtain licenses and installation instructions.  Alternatively, the request can be made through the self-service portal (https://hwu.topdesk.net/), under the ‘software and applications’ tile.

What is EndNote?

EndNote (X9) is the reference management software provided by Heriot-Watt.  Reference management software can help you collect and organise your references and ensure consistency with your in-text citations and reference list.

How does it work?

EndNote allows you to store in your ‘EndNote Library’ details of information sources.  These can be typed in, or exported from compatible databases (e.g. Discovery, ScienceDirect, Springer, Scopus etc).

Once in your Library, you can organise your references into folders, share reference lists with colleagues/friends, store PDFs and other files and add research notes.

Your EndNote Library is then linked to Word, where you can insert references and format them according to your chosen citation style.

Citation Style

There are over 6,000 citation styles built in to EndNote, so there should be one to suit.  For those that wish to use a Harvard style, we would recommend that you use ‘Harvard HWU Cite Them Right’.

EndNote training

We will be offering EndNote X9 training as part of the Power Hours programme at the start of next academic year.

We would also be happy to arrange training for specific groups of staff or students. Please get in touch with your local library contacts to discuss your requirements.

Questions and Contact details

For more information and guides to using EndNote, please see the Citing and Referencing Guide

Please email ISHelp@hw.ac.uk with any questions.