Bibliographic or reference management software automates the creation of bibliographies for many scholarly publications (for example, essays, theses, research papers, grant proposals, curricula vitae, book manuscripts...) a tedious and error-prone activity when performed manually. Researchers and students can save countless hours of typing and interpreting style requirements of scholarly publications by simply selecting the publication by name and generating a perfectly formatted document.
There are several different brands of reference management software, most with a free version and a more complete paid version with extra features or storage. For a comprehensive list see Wikipedia's comparison of reference management software - examples include Zotero, Mendeley and Colwiz.
EndNote allows users to:
- Create a personalised database of references
- Type the references or import them from a database
- Create a bibliography for a thesis, assignment or journal article in the reference style required, and easily change the reference style
Trinity College Dublin has a site licence for EndNote and current staff and students are permitted to install a copy of the software on College-owned machines.
EndNote is also installed on PCs in College Computer Rooms.
Please contact your Subject Librarian if you have an EndNote question.