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WHSL EndNote: The Basics

software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a tool for managing research. It does this by enabling you to save, track and share references, as well as using saved citations while you write your paper and automatically create a bibliography in the style of your choice.


Where can I get EndNote at Wits?

Please check with your departmental research co-ordinator as some departments are able to offer a special price. 

You can buy EndNote software from Wits Information & Communication Technologies (WITS ICT). The cost of the EndNote license is R570  (Windows and Mac versions are available). You may send an Internal Requisition (IR) as payment for the software or pay directly into our fees office account:


Once proof of payment has been received we will either send you the installation disk or provide you with the installation details. If you have an office on campus we can deliver the disks to you or alternatively they may be collected from  Solomon Mahlangu House (Senate House), 1st floor, room SH1064

Email Mmathari Malema or phone ( +27 11 717 9770) for further details

Settings for Wits EndNote users

These settings are essential if you want to use the “retrieve full text” or “Find full text” option.

For illustrated instructions open this file.  

EndNote's Training Channel

What can I do with EndNote?

Search tool

Save selected citations by importing them into EndNote

Type in and save details of citations. 

Organise references and full text

Group references

Import full text PDF files

Search for references within your EndNote library

Share with other Endnote users

Make a bibliography

Create citation lists while you are writing

Use the citation style of your choice.

Essential LibGuides

It is essential to consult a style guide to edit and ensure a well-constructed bibliography. We have a Vancouver Style Guide available, and a Harvard Style Guide is being written. It will be added to this list as soon as it becomes available.