EndNote is a program for storing and managing bibliographic references available to current postgraduate students and staff. EndNote allows you to import references from library catalogues or other electronic databases, and to search, edit and integrate referencing and citation into a Word document.

For undergraduate students, RefWorks a web-based program, is provided and recommended by the Library.

Obtaining EndNote

Western Sydney University students and staff may download one copy of the software to a personal computer from the Library website. Staff on campus should see instructions in the EndNote FAQ.

  • From Resources, select Downloads
  • Select the Login link and enter your WesternAccount details
  • Select the relevant operating system

Note: After downloading the EndNote file, you must 'unzip' or 'extract all files' before running the installation. It is recommended to uninstall previous versions of EndNote before installing the new version. You may first wish to make backups of your libraries, style files and filter files.

Installation instructions can be found on the EndNote FAQ page.

For information about backing up and upgrading from an older version to a new version of EndNote, please see the EndNote Users' Guide available from the EndNote website.

System requirements

EndNote X9(Windows)

EndNote X9 (Macintosh)

Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

MacOS 10.10 and above
Word processor compatibility:
Microsoft Word for Windows: 2007, 2010*, 2013*, and 2016*
Word processor compatibility:
Microsoft Word for Macintosh: 2011, 2016 (version 15.21.1 or later)

Update instructions for Windows and Mac can be found on the EndNote website Available Updates page.


Apple will be releasing macOS 10.15 Catalina September-October 2019. Since Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support, we expect that macOS 10.15 Catalina will not run EndNote X8 or earlier versions. Please consider updating to EndNote X9 if you are using an earlier version. It is recommended that you back up your libraries and Word documents before making any major changes to your operating system. For more details, see: EndNote for Mac: macOS Catalina Compatibility.

Please use the latest versions of Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac and EndNote X9, to ensure compatibility. You can update to the latest version of Word 2016 for Mac, which is available through Western Sydney University.

Importing References

References for items in the library catalogues or in databases can be imported into your EndNote library.

References can be imported in three ways:

Direct exporting
References can be exported directly to your EndNote library from search results retrieved via the Library Search Box on the Library website. For more information on this process, see the Library EndNote X9 training notes

Filter files
Where direct export is not available many databases allow citations to be saved in a particular format and be imported into EndNote with a Filter File. Filter Files are used to enable EndNote to ‘read’ the saved information so it can import the data into the appropriate fields. For more information please see the Library EndNote X9 training notes.

Further support is available on the EndNote website at Import Filters.

Connection files
It is possible to access records in some library catalogs directly through EndNote.

If you wish to search the Library Search Box from within EndNote, please download the Western Sydney University connection file.

For more information please see the Library EndNote X9 training notes

Style files

References in your EndNote library can be formatted in various bibliographic styles such as APA, Harvard WesternSydU, Vancouver WesternSydU and others using a Style File. Please check with your lecturer of tutor if you are uncertain which style to use for a particular unit.

For more information, please see the Library EndNote X9 training notes

EndNote has a range of reference and citation styles used by Western Sydney University. Some exceptions include the AGLC and Harvard WesternSydU style. These Style Files can be downloaded and saved to your computer.

Use the link below to download the style file and save to Documents\EndNote\Styles. Once downloaded it will be available for use in EndNote and Word.

Visit the EndNote website to download additional Output Styles, or to find the latest version.




AGLC Western Sydney

25 May 2017

Download AGLC Western Sydney

Chicago 17th Footnote

27 Sep 2018

Download Chicago 17th Footnote

Harvard WesternSydU

9 Jul 2019

Download Harvard WesternSydU

Harvard WesternSydU Annotated

9 Jul 2019

Download Harvard WesternSydU Annotated

Vancouver WesternSydU 20 Aug 2020 Download Vancouver WesternSydU

Training and Support

The Library has developed support documentation: Library EndNote X9 training notes and EndNote FAQs.

EndNote also provides online training and a searchable knowledgebase for further support. There is also a useful beginner level EndNote Essential Training video provided by LinkedIn Learning.

NOTE: A full copy of the Endnote User Guide is available from the Help menu within the EndNote program.

For technical enquiries, please contact EndNote Support Clarivate Analytics: ts.support.anz@clarivate.com

The Library periodically schedules EndNote training sessions for current staff and postgraduate students. Registration is required as places are limited.