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CategoryzCareer development
OverviewMPORTANT UPDATE In response to COVID-19 this training is now being delivered remotely using Zoom. Please make sure you install Zoom prior to the training session. Visit the Zoom web page for instructions: Recurring Zoom link for all sessions is: With the exception of: 23 June which is: This training is delivered using EndNote 20. Participants wanting to follow along, should make sure they have the software installed before the session starts. Find instructions for downloading the software for free onto your personal device at: OUTLINE EndNote is the University’s free, recommended and supported reference management tool. EndNote will save you valuable time by removing the manual labour associated with creating and formatting references. You can now access the fully-featured desktop software (from and manage your EndNote library from multiple computers including your personal device (via In this course you will learn how to use EndNote to collect, organise and then use references in your Word documents. In this training session, you’ll work through the following exercises: - Collect references from websites like Google Scholar, Albert Sloman Library, Web of Science etc - Find references using the online search feature from within the program - Create your own reference - Create basic groups and search groups to organise your references - Find and remove duplicates - Locate and attach full text articles, then annotate them - Import PDFs - Insert references into Word - Create categories for your references in your bibliography - Trouble shoot common problems - Sync with the online account For those submitting CADENZA applications/PGCHEP portfolios, these sessions map to the following: UKPSF areas of activities: A2, K4 JISC framework: 1, 2, 4 If spaces are available, please click on the white space below. ONLY add yourself to the waiting list if the date/s are not convenient.
Learning outcomes
  • Learnt how to collect references from a variety of sources
  • Discovered how you can store and organise your references
  • Found out how to insert your references into your documents
Book Event 1
PresenterSally Swaine
LocationITEnt2 Zoom link:;
CampusZoom link
Date and time09:30 to 12:00 Tuesday 21 December 2021
Available places48
Booking instructions
University of Essex employeeUse the link provided above to book your place via HR Organiser.
Partner institutionPlease discuss with your point of contact at your Partner Institution in the first instance.
Student Union contractors; PhD studentsPlease contact the Organisational Development team.