Using EndNote

EndNote is a popular bibliographic management program you can use to organize references and create bibliographies. It is a personal search tool, citation manager, and footnote, endnote, and bibliography formatter and works with databases for interdisciplinary researches such as JSTOR and PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service). It gathers and stores citations in a personal library of information. It also allows a seamless and structured transfer of bibliographic information from hundreds of library catalogs worldwide such as, NUcat, WorldCat, and the Library of Congress online catalog.

The limitation of EndNote is that, currently, it does not work with Bluebook style. It does not work with databases such as LexisNexis or Westlaw.

Installation and Setup of EndNote

The university has a site license for EndNote; current Northwestern students, faculty, and staff with valid NetIDs can download EndNote for free from the NUIT site.

Be certain also to download and install the Northwestern University Library EndNote Toolkit which provides customized Connection Files, Import Filters, and Styles that are tailored for use by Northwestern University students.

EndNote compatible databases

(this is a selected list; for complete list, please visit Northwestern University Library EndNote Support page):

Connection Files:

Input Filters:

Direct Export:

  • 19th Century Masterfile
  • Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945
  • U.S. Patent Citation Database
  • more

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