EndNote is very intuitive to use. This guide is designed to support all users whatever their level of expertise.
The guide is divided into several sections. Use the tabs and dropdown menus across the top to navigate through topics, and the "Print Guide" and "Print Page" options to print specific items.
We have produced LibGuides to both Mendeley and Zotero.
Ultimately it may be down to personal choice but this useful comparison guide evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each may help you decide.
Some users use a combination of products for versatility. EndNote libraries can be saved to other products and vice-versa so there are no compatability issues.
There are three options for EndNote available to you:
The Desktop version of EndNote is available to purchase at c£70. Or you can download a free 3--day trial. You can also use UCL@Desktop Anywhere to access the software from UCL's network.
EndNote Online is the free version of the software. It will let you collate, organize and format references. It will also allow you to cite as you write and produce your bibliography. This version has basic functionality.
EndNote has an iPad app which is free. This will allow you to access and update your library. It will also allow you to add notes, pdf documents and annotate these. It does not, however, have Cite While You Write.
You are advised to download a 30-day trial version of EndNote before purchasing it for c£70. The free version of EndNote is not as powerful. A summary of the differences between EndNote basis - the free version - and EndNote is available here. If you have an older version of EndNote and want to compare features on X6, X7 and X8, click here for information.
If you do not want to purchase the full version of EndNote, you can login remotely to Desktop@UCL Anywhere and access the software from the Programs and Files menu - All Programs - Applications A-E - EndNote. ISD recommend that you you install the Citrix Receiver on your computer or device for the best experience.
Our online enquiry service, LibAnswers, is available:
The IT for IOE booking system opens at the beginning of the term. Guides accompanying this course are available from the following Moodle course: UCL Moodle: IT for IOE. Log in with your UCL credentials and click the 'Enroll Me' button.
EndNote are also offering a selection of free online training courses. You can register here for these.
Lynda.com has recently produced an introductory EndNote video based training course. Log in with your UCL credentials from the UCL Lynda.com web page and search for Endnote.
You are welcome to attend ISD's drop-in sessions where an IT trainer will be able to offer guidance and answer any specific queries you might have (e.g. Endnote).
The drop-ins take place on Tuesdays (10 am -12 pm) and Wednesdays (2 pm - 4pm) in Room 223, Chadwick Building. No appointments are taken so you are encouraged to arrive early.
Specialist support is offered in these areas but is not always available and will depend on the staff on duty. We recommend contacting the Digital Skills Team by email to check that the specialist help will be available. More information can be found here.