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

Obtaining EndNote

University staff on campus should see instructions in the EndNote FAQ

University staff and students can download one copy of the software to a personal computer from the Library website:

  • From Resources select Downloads
  • Select the Login link and enter your WesternAccount details (formerly MyUWSAccount)
  • 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, you 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 X8(Windows)

EndNote X8 (Macintosh)

Windows 7 (32-/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-/64-bit), Windows 8.1 and Windows 10


Mac OS X6 10.10 and later.

Word processor compatibility:
Microsoft Word version 2007, 2010*, 2013* and 2016*.

*32-bit and 64-bit

Word processor compatibility:
Microsoft Word for Mac versions 2011 and 2016 (version 15.21.1 or later)

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

Importing citations

Citations 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

Citations 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 X8 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 X8 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 X8 training notes

Style files

References in your EndNote library can be formatted in various bibliographic styles such as APA, Harvard 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 X8 training notes

EndNote has a range of 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.




AGLC Western Sydney


Download AGLC Western Sydney

Chicago 17th Footnote


Download Chicago 17th Footnote

Harvard WesternSydU


Download Harvard WesternSydU

Harvard WesternSydU Annotated


Download Harvard WesternSydU Annotated

More styles can be downloaded from the EndNote website.

Training and Support

The Library has developed support documentation: Library EndNote X8 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 Lynda.com.

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.