Reference management

EndNote will help you keep track of all your references, and makes it easier to insert references and generate a reference list in your documents.

The EndNote-icon on top of a stack of papers. Illustration.
Remember that even if you use EndNote and have chosen APA 7 as your style, make sure that all fields are filled in correctly and that all information is included when you enter references in your EndNote library. EndNote does not fix this automatically.

Visit EndNote support for more information about EndNote, or check out The Little EndNote How-To-Book.

Contact senior librarian Karianne Hasledalen if you have any questions.

Change settings before starting to use EndNote

Open or create a new library
Start EndNote, open an existing library or make a new library:

  • Open a library: File -> Open -> Open Library
  • Create a new library: File -> New...
    Name the library and choose where to save it - the computer's harddisk or a memory stick (do not use cloud storage)

Configure the duplicate controll by clicking the following: 
- Windows: Edit > Preferences > Duplicates
- Mac: EndNote X7>Preferences>Duplicates

This window is displayed:
Picture showing how to configure the duplicate controll in EndNote

  • Tick off Volume and Issue in the box (author, title and year is already ticked off).
  • Tick off Automatically discard duplicates under Online Search Results to activate the duplicate controll.
  • You can also choose what information you want to be displayed in the library, like author, year of publication and title. Choose Display Fields in the left hand menu.

Click OK or Apply to finish.