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Welcome to the BHSL EndNote Guide
Within this Guide, you will:
  • Learn more about EndNote, what it is, why it is useful and how you can obtain it
  • Observe, step-by-step, the basic functions and features provided by EndNote
  • Develop your EndNote skills through some helpful suggestions on how to circumvent potential problems within EndNote
  • Use additional resources to discover more about the capabilities of EndNote 
What Is EndNote?
EndNote is a software program used to help you organize your research.  Succinctly, EndNote allows you to organize and store bibliographic citations, transfer references from online databases and quickly compose bibliographies for your papers.
Who Can Use EndNote?
EndNote is available free to all College of Dentistry students, staff and faculty.  College of Dentistry Faculty and Students may obtain EndNote software here: College of Dentistry Staff may obtain EndNote by sending an email request to
Please Note: EndNote is currently unavailable for distribution to BUMC affiliates. However, BUMC affiliates may set up an EndNote Basic web account at
Why Consider EndNote?

EndNote is a valuable tool when conducting research and drafting papers. References, figures and PDFs are all stored in one place on your computer, which allows for ease of retrieval.  EndNote also works with Microsoft Word, Apple Pages and Open Office to insert in-text citations and compose bibliographies with minimal effort.

How Do I Use EndNote?
If you are interested in learning how to use EndNote you have come to the right place!  Keep reading to learn the basics of using EndNote and to pick up more advanced tips on navigating the program.  As a quick and easy reference you can checkout the EndNote training page, which contains a number of useful pointers on starting your EndNote library and composing citations and bibliographies:


This guide was originally created by Mary Sarkes.


Thank you to the University of Hawaii at Manoa for allowing us to use their EndNote guide as a template for our own.

This guide was authored by Kat Craig for the BHS Library.