Endnote @ UC Davis

EndNote Overview

Bibliographic Software

  • Automatically formats citations and inserts them into paper
  • Creates a personalized, searchable electronic library of references that stores abstracts, quotes, notes, and full-text documents as well as citation information
  • Freely downloadable through a UCD site license (http://my.ucdavis.edu/software/)
Screenshot: EndNote software

Personal Library

  • Keyword searchable
  • Subdivided into groups, automatically updated with new searches via smart technology
  • Sort references by author, title, journal, date
  • Grows with time
Screenshot: EndNote personal library

Transfer In

Many citations can be imported automatically from databases e.g. Direct Export

  1. Mark records
  2. Find link to save/export
  3. Follow automatic prompts to open library
  4. Export files
Screenshot: Direct Export from FirstSearch

Transfer Out

Moving citations from the library to the paper

Cite While You Write (CWYW)

  1. Open EndNote library
  2. Select citation
  3. Select output style
  4. Insert citations into document
    1. Place cursor at point of insertion
    2. Tools > EndNote X2 > Insert Selected Citation(s)
Screenshot: Inserting selected citations


UCDavis libraries offer the only EndNote instruction on campus

  • Drop-in classes
  • Telephone and email support
  • Custom tailoring of database access and output styles

Please see our EndNote @ UC Davis (https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/endnote/) page