Introduction to literature management in EndNote


The basic functions of EndNote are practised and explained.
Previous knowledge is not required.
Dates online seminars (in German)
EndNote for medical professionals (in German)

Focal points include:

  • structure and operation of EndNote
  • literature research in catalogues and databases and automatic
  • transfer of literature sources to EndNote
  • inserting references into the text or as a footnote with a mouse click
  • outputting the bibliography in the desired citation style

Target group

  • students of the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • academic staff of the UDE
  • all interested


Download and installation

Version EndNote 21 for Macintosh and Windows
available after authentication with your university ID (= Unikennung).
The download of the installation file and the license key is currently only possible on campus.

Questions about the installation can be answered by the e-Point in the library.

Licence key for students and UDE members

The license key for installing EndNote 21 (Mac and Windows) is stored separately in the "Productkey" file.


  • desktop and online
  • for Windows and Mac
  • surface in English language
  • Important: Please do not sync with a cloud (Sciebo, Dropbox, OneDrive, ICloud...) while working with your library in EndNote.


  • Mac version
  • automatic synchronisation offers security and omnipresence for your data
  • classification of your bibliography in categories, for example primary and secondary literature
  • add-in for Word, OpenOffice Writer (Win), Pages and PowerPoint

Optional adjustment

The function Find Full Text is available as follows:
Please enter the linksolver base URL in Edit > Preferences > Find Full Text (Windows) or EndNote 21 > Preferences > Find Full Text (Mac).
OpenURL Path:

To search Primo, the library catalogue, directly from EndNote download the connection file: Download Connection File
(Choose the link > Öffnen mit EndNote > File > Save as > UB-Duisburg-Essen_Katalog (the description is visible in the list of available online connections).


UDE specific Output Styles

You can save the Output Style somewhere on your hard disk and open it by double-clicking. It opens in EndNote - there you need to place it with File > Save as in the EndNote environment.


Medizinmanagement (2017, Version 8)

MSM (Footnote 2017)

MSM Lehrstuhl für Marketing (Prof. Dr. Adler)

DVS (Richtlinien zur Manuskriptgestalung in der Sportwissenschaft)

If you find any deviations from the citation rules in the respective guide in the adapted styles, please let us know. We will be happy to assist you with any adjustments to your citation style, write to us:

UDE connection file

UDE specific Connection File (Beta Version) for direct search with Endnote in our catalog.

The file "U Duisburg-Essen Alma.enz" must be saved in the directory C:\Users\Name\Documents\EndNote\Connections and is then available in the list of Connection Files in "Online Search" in EndNote.

Moodle course

  • learn EndNote on your own
  • at any time

To the Moodle course (in German)

Learn the basics online!

Would you like to work with EndNote? Learn the basics in our online self-study course.

Go to the Moodle course (in German)

In addition, we recommend these EndNote taining videos instead of the classroom courses as learning material.

Do you still have questions? We are happy to help!

by email:

by phone:
Duisburg: +49 (0) 203 379 2010
Essen: +49 (0) 201 183 3727