Starting to Use Endnotes at DePaul

Endnotes is software that can help you manage sources used to write assignment and research papers as a part of your academic work. It speeds the writing process by assuming responsibility for the drudgery of following the different citation and bibliography formatting rules of different academic disciplines and publications.

The short videos presented here give you an overview of Endnotes and show you how to use it to acquire sources from databases online, and also how to populate the Endnotes system with sources you have already located and may have in print form. We'll be adding videos to this and other pages as time goes on. You can download the printed user guide for Endnotes is available for download by
clicking here. (The guide is only 1.7 Mb. in size and 88 pages in length.)

Some of these videos are provided by courtesy of Thompson-Reuters, the vendor of the Endnotes software. Other video tutorials have been developed especially for DePaul by Information Technology Support Group of DePaul's Information Services. You comments and suggestions are welcome. DePaul students: Click here to download the exercise for your 1-hour Endnote training session (4 page .pdf)
Word document for the above exercise (right mouse click and Save Target As...)

Everyone: you're welcome to view and download these additional writing helps:
How to Write a Paper with Method Instead of Madness (6 page .pdf)
Chicago Manuscript Style essay example with citations, endnotes, bibliography (6 page .pdf)
Diana Hacker's excellent writing resource web site

A - How to download Endnotes (DePaul students and faculty only; 1 minute)
How to download Endnotes at DePaul University

B - How to install Endnotes (4 minutes)
How to install Endnotes

C - Overview of Endnotes functions (6 minutes)
How Endnotes generates citations and bibliographic entries, how it stores source information

D - Online source search to populate the Endnote sources database (5 minutes)
How you search databases within Endnotes and automatically pull in source citation information

E - Manually entering source information into the Endnotes database (8 minutes)
How you insert already-obtained source citation information into Endnotes

DePaul Instructional Technology Support Group / Info Services       Updated 01/13/2010 by JJ