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Instruction & Support

Bibliographic Management Software

RefWorks | EndNote


Access at Stanford | About EndNote | Create and Organize Your Own Database | Format Bibliographies and References in Manuscripts | Help and Support

Access at Stanford

EndNote is available in both Windows and Macintosh formats. A student version is available at the Stanford University Bookstore at an academic discount.

A limited version is available for a 30-day free trial at the EndNote homepage (

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About EndNote

Use EndNote to:

  • import citations from online databases using import filters
  • retrieve references from some online services directly into EndNote via connection files
  • store, manage, and search your personal library of citations
  • insert citations into word processing documents and then compile a bibliography for those in-text citations in any format

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Create and Organize Your Own Database
  • Direct Export

    Several online databases allow direct exporting of citations from the database’s interface into EndNote. Details vary for each database. General directions are to select your citations and then click on an Export button. EndNote will launch, and citations will load into your desired EndNote library.

  • Import Filters

    To import citations into EndNote, a filter usually is required. Filters for many databases are included with your EndNote software. Others can be freely downloaded from the EndNote filter website ( Place the downloaded filter in the “Filters” subfolder of EndNote. The filter maps the information in each downloaded reference to the corresponding fields in EndNote.

  • Connection Files

    Connection Files provide an easy way to import search results into EndNote. The connection file allows EndNote to identify which online database to connect to, where the database is located, and what search options are available for it. Several connection files are included with your EndNote software. Others are also freely available for downloading at the EndNote connection file website ( EndNote can only connect directly to databases that support the Z39.50 standard. Access to Stanford-licensed databases via the connection files may not work from off-campus, depending upon various factors, such as your ISP, firewalls, the database vendor, etc.

    Databases that include Z39.50 access include the Stanford University Libraries catalog (Socrates) and the California Digital Library (formerly MELVYL) catalog.

    EndNote Connection File for Socrates

    • EndNote X1: Use the connection file included with the EndNote software. For step-by-step directions see Cubberley Library’s EndNote on Mac OS X(
    • EndNote X and earlier: Use the custom connection file( (Stanford only)

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Format Bibliographies and References in Manuscripts

Under construction.

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Help and Support
Using EndNote and RefWorks (Fall 2002)
PowerPoint presentation (requires MS Internet Explorer) on how to obtain and use EndNote and RefWorks.
Lane Medical Library EndNote Class
Under “Managing Information” class category. (
Green Library Scholars’ Workshops
Tutorials and Tip Sheets
English Department ATS (Academic Technology Specialist) Matt Jockers’ EndNote Tutorials
EndNote on Mac OS X
EndNote and Refworks: Importing Citations from LANL Databases (pdf file)
Exporting References from FirstSearch Directly Into EndNote
For OCLC/FirstSearch databases, including Agricola, EconLit, Applied Science and Technology Abstracts, and WorldCat.
From the EndNote Website(
EndNote Tip Sheets
EndNote FAQs
EndNote 30-Day Trial Version
EndNote Interest Mailing List Archive (May 2000-Spring 2008)
EndNote Forum
EndNote Technical Support & Services
EndNote Connection Files
EndNote Import Filters
EndNote Journal Styles
EndNote Updates and Patches
EndNote Conversion Utilities
EndNote BibTex Conversion Tools (ftp)

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Last modified: February 23, 2010

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