Citation Guide


EndNote is a reference management software that you can purchase and install on your computer. Contact your local IT-support to access the software. The license permits installation on three units. EndNote can be used on an iPad. If you synchronise your EndNote library, you can access it on different units.

EndNote Basic is a free variant. You can create an account online and save your references in the cloud. Install an add-on to Word (Cite While Your Write) to insert citations and reference lists in your documents.

How to use EndNote in six minutes (Mac)

How to use EndNote in six minutes (Windows)

EndNote training

Tips and tricks


Never store your EndNote library in a network or cloud storage such as Dropbox or iCloud. If your Mac has been set to sync your Desktop and Documents with iCloud, you must not save your EndNote library on the Desktop or in the Documents folder. Instead, you can create a folder within the Applications folder for storing your EndNote library. Read more about EndNote and iCloud.

Weird looking citations in Word

Sometimes, instead of citations, there is strange information in a Word document. Try this to fix it:

  1. Go to Word Options.
  2. Click on Advanced and scroll down to Show Document Content
  3. Uncheck the box called Show field codes instead of their values
  4. Click OK.