EndNote is available on all university-managed computers, on all campuses.

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

See the Licence details and Installation instructions for EndNote 20.

What is EndNote?

EndNote 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’. This style is available on campus PCs and to download for your own device from the EndNote guide.

EndNote training

We will be offering EndNote20 training as part of the Skills Hub programme each semester.

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 EndNote guide

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