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EndNote @ UC Davis

by Matthew Conner – November 9, 2019

EndNote is a bibliographic reference manager, one of several on the market today.

It is a great tool for academic research and publishing. Using Endnote, citations can be stored, searched and quickly inserted into research papers in the format of many scholarly journals. Endnote makes identifying and formatting citations for publications a breeze.

It is fairly easy to use with many of the online databases available to the UC Davis community and runs on Windows and Mac OS. It is also compatible with recent versions of Microsoft Word.



Matthew Conner

Student Services
Student Services Librarian


In this Guide:

Campus Software Services has issued an announcement on the status of EndNote licensing.

EndNote Training Videos

Below are training videos on the major elements of the EndNote Program. For more information, you are welcome to browse EndNote’s full selection of training videos on YouTube by going to their channel, EndNote Training.

EndNote Introduction

EndNote on Windows

EndNote on the MacIntosh

What’s New in X8


Have a question about Endnote? The following resources can provide support and information:

EndNote Technical Support Request
EndNote provides email and phone support for questions related to using EndNote software.

University Library EndNote Email Service Request
The UC Davis University Library provides support for questions related to getting started using EndNote software with library research resources. Please use the EndNote email service request form and indicate your research subject area so the appropriate EndNote liaison can contact you.

Alternative Citation Managers

Below are open source technologies for citation managers that represent alternatives to EndNote. Be aware that they are not supported by UC Davis. For additional questions, please contact the librarians listed for each.


Mendeley is a free reference manager and online, academic social network that organizes your references and PDFs, builds citations and bibliographies, enables collaboration with other researchers, and facilitates networking and discovery of other papers, people, and research groups. As a resource, Mendeley contains over 100 million papers and allows you to create your own researcher profile that can be available for others to discover. It is available both as a desktop program and an online website, which are designed to complement each other.

It is also possible to upgrade your free account. With a free account, you have 2 GB of webspace and 1 private group that can have up to 100MB stored in it, and up to 3 users. For more information, visit:

Contact: Matt Conner,, (530) 754‑7348


Looking for an easy way to keep track of the resources you find on the web? The Zotero plug-in for the Firefox browser can help you collect, organize, cite, sync, and share information. Download it for free or check out the standalone version at Please see this tutorial to help you get started.

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