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EndNote: Information and User Guides

Output Styles

What is an Output Style?

  • Output style is the name EndNote gives to its referencing styles; such as Harvard, Vancouver or APA 6th. Generally for Medicine and the Sciences the reference styles used are usually Harvard or Vancouver
  • EndNote offers over 5000 bibliographic styles, with the option to edit and create your own style
  • Only a limited number of styles are loaded to your computer when EndNote is first installed, however, more can be downloaded from the EndNote website
  • A reference style in EndNote can be easily changed, so if the default style is not perfect for you please contact the library for assistance

Formatting your Bibliography

  • When citations are inserted into your Word document EndNote will automatically build your bibliography. EndNote will format the references to match the output style you have selected.
  • The Bibliography style (e.g. Harvard or Vancouver) can be changed by using the drop-down Style list in the EndNote tool bar from your Word document
  • There are some GOLDEN RULES to remember when adding citation from your EndNote library to your word document. Citations and references can not treated the same as the rest of your word document. Use the Edit & Manage Citation(s) function to remove unwanted references.
  • Need to edit a reference in your bibliography? Make the changes in you EndNote Library (i.e. edit the actual reference) and then return to your Word document and click Update Citation and Bibliography in the End Note tool bar.

For more information on adding, editing or removing citations and references please contact the library

CWYW - Formatting the Bibliography