1. EndNote X2 Online Tutorial
Lamson Library and Learning Commons
Anne Kulig, Outreach Librarian
Aaron Treadwell, Psychology Major
2. Creating an Endnote Library
• Open Endnote X2 by going to Start>All
• Choose a name for your library or use the
default My Endnote Library.
• It is recommended that you save your library
to your M: Drive.
3. Exporting/Importing Articles using the
Internet Explorer Browser
• Select the database you wish to use.
• Perform your search; select the articles you wish
to export by clicking Add to folder.
• Click on Folder view and select the articles to
export by checking the box next to the article.
• Click on Direct Export to Endnote, ProCite, or
• On Internet Explorer, click on Allow so content
may be opened. References will appear in your
4. Exporting/Importing Articles using the
• Follow the same procedure for selecting
articles, adding them to your folder and
• You will be asked to either open the file or
save. Click on Save and select your M:Drive.
• Default name will be delivery. You may need
to add the .ris extension.
• In Endnote, click on the Import button.
5. Adding References to Endnote
• Open the Endnote program and click on the
Add References icon.
• Select the type of reference you will be adding
(i.e. journal article) using the pull down menu.
• Fill in the fields on the screen. All fields do not
need to be filled. Multiple authors need to be
on their own lines.
• Click Close (X) at the top right to save the
reference and add other entries.
6. Selecting a Citation Style
• Hundreds of citation styles are available
• Click on the drop box at the top left of the
window. Click Select Another Style. It may
take a moment for the list to appear.
• Scroll down, highlight your choice and click
• Endnote will automatically save your citation
7. Inserting References into your Paper
(Cite While You Write)
• This step creates your Reference Page easily!
• Open both the Microsoft Word and Endnote
• There are two methods you can use to cite
while you write:
– Inserting citations with Endnote
– Using the Endnote X2 tab in Word at the top
8. Need more help?
• Use Endnote tutorials located under the How
to Cite option on the library website
• Ask a Librarian! Contact Anne Kulig, Outreach
Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Faculty members may contact their Library
• Good luck using Endnote X2!