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Reference Management Software: EndNote Desktop software is available on loan from 1 Dec 2022

This guide will introduce you to the variety of Reference Management Software NTU Library supports and give you tips on how to make the most out of them.

EndNote Desktop Software is available on request from 1 Dec 2022

NTU Library periodically reviews its subscription-based resources, including software, using a variety of methods such as environmental scanning, studying usage patterns and surveys. In our latest review, we found:

  • Most users of EndNote Desktop use the basic features to manage and organise references, which are also available in free Reference Management Software (RMS).
  • The features of free RMS have improved over the years and currently meet the needs of most users. Commonly used free RMS include Zotero, Mendeley and EndNote Online.
  • Researchers working on systematic review use advanced features only available in EndNote Desktop.

Based on this, the Library has made some changes and EndNote Desktop will be available on request  and subject to approval with effect from 1 Dec 2022.

How does this affect staff and students from 1 Dec 2022:

  1. For those who already have EndNote Desktop installed on their devices - You may continue to use the software while you are a NTU staff or student. 

  1. From 1 Dec 2022 those who wish to install/reinstall EndNote Desktop – You will have to submit a request via an online form.  The request is reviewed and subject to approval. For requests which are approved, one EndNote Desktop licence will be loaned to you and listed under your Library account.

Terms for the new EndNote Desktop license loan:

  • Priority for loaning  EndNote Desktop licence will be for staff and graduate students (Research) who conduct systematic reviews
  • Each staff and graduate student (Research) may loan only one licence
  • Loan of EndNote Desktop will be for a one year period with the option to renew
  • Staff and graduate students (Research)  may use the loaned licence on only one device

Refer to the following guides on how to move your EndNote references to Zotero or Mendeley

You may try Zotero or Mendeley  before submitting  your request using the  EndNote Request Form . Priority for EndNote Desktop licence loan will be for those who conduct systematic reviews. Upon approval, one EndNote Desktop licence will be loaned to you and listed under your Library account.