EndNote is a software tool for managing your own personal library. You can save full-text articles in your own database and use that to build reference lists in your own work.

References can be imported via the import  citation options many research databases offer. Full text can be save instantly.  The large output style library allows you to use EndNote for in article citations and the reference list for almost all publishing styles and requested formats.

The University of Twente has a license for EndNote that also allows for it to be installed at home, and with the new 7.0 features the synchronization of your EndNote library over different computers has become a stable feature.


The University Library offers EndNote training twice a year, and tailor made courses can be arranged upon request.
They are also part of the optional courses of the PhD bootcamp. 

For whom?

Staff and students


At the end of the workshops you can

  • Set up and maintain your own literature library in EndNote
  • Work with the EndNote plugin for MS word to format your citations and reference lists  
  • Adapt your EndNote library setup to your own needs
  • Manage your EndNote Library
  • Share EndNote folders with co-authors



  • Creating an EndNote Library
  • Building your EndNote Library by importing references from literature databases
  • Importing PDF-files into your library
  • Cite while you write, citations and references in Word
  • Searching and annotating PDF’s
  • Create and use groups, filters and folders


  • Use subject bibliographies and summaries
  • Changing the preferences of the EndNote program
  • Finding, using and editing existing output styles
  • Using MyEndnoteWeb.com
  • Sharing your documents and library folders

Tailor-made workshops

If you have a group of students or staff who want to get to know Endnote, please send an e-mail to Carla Gerritsen.
We will arrange a tailor-made workshop.


Library, ICT Services and Archive (LISA)

EndNote getting started


The latest version of EndNote can be downloaded via Notebook Service Centre. Employees can also send a request to the ICTS service desk to have EndNote installed on the work place computer. Once EndNote is installed it is important to check for program updates regularly.

EndNote Web

Endnote web is your online EndNote library, it allows you to synchronize your library across Desktop, tablet and online. Mid 2015 Endnote web was updated, for a licensed user there is unlimited storage space for pdf’s and your library. Extended options for private group work are now available. These are your options:

  • You can include anyone who’s using EndNote X7 (up to 14 people, plus yourself)
  • Share EndNote folders, including references, PDFs, and annotations
  • Everyone can add to, annotate and use the library – at the same time
  • There’s no charge for sharing, no library size limit and no charge for unlimited cloud storage

Your EndNote Web account login is the same as your Web Of Science personal account, or your login for ResearcherID and vice versa.

Go to: http://www.myendnoteweb.com/EndNoteWeb.html

EndNote reference export to Bibtex

This can be done by using the 'Reference Style' 'Bibtex Export':

  1. Choose 'Select Another Style’ in the pull-down menu with reference styles and then choose 'Bibtex Export'
  2. You now get a Bibtex entry in the preview window
  3. Now choose Export in the File menu and save the file as /filenaam/.bib

You now have a bib file. Unfortunately, this export is not error free. You will have to assign a label, by hand, to each entry before you can use it in a Latex document. You will also need to check the entries capital letters, the punctuation and the reference type.

People who make extensive use of Latex may want to consider using an alternative reference manager like Mendeley or Zotero