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Choosing a Style

EndNote has a small number of styles already loaded into the Style drop-down menu, but you can find more styles and add them to the quick list. Drop down the Styles and choose "Select Another Style...", you will then be able to look through the styles that come with EndNote to select the style you want.


Please note, EndNote X9 was released before APA and AMA upgraded to their latest versions, so APA 7th and AMA 11th are not available as part of the downloaded EndNote package. You will need to download these styles separately (as you will for other styles like AMA 10th and Harvard) before they can be searched for by choosing "Select Another Style..." See instructions below.

Many of the styles in EndNote aren't quite right, and may require modification. We recommend familarising yourself with the style before using EndNote so you can see if the style needs to be modified.

Adding EndNote styles

  • EndNote offers more than 6,000 bibliographic styles.
  • Approximately 500 are included in the downloaded software, including the most common styles such as APA and Vancouver. 
  • Many styles are also provided for different journal titles that have their own styles.
  • Additional styles can be downloaded from the EndNote Styles Library.
    • Ensure you have EndNote open
    • In your web browser, search for the style in the EndNote Styles Library
    • From the style page, click the Download style button
    • From the browser window, choose the option to open the file in EndNote.
      • Chrome - click on the file in the downloads bar to open it.
      • Firefox/Mozilla and Microsoft Edge - choose the Open File option
    • Save the style to your Library by going to File > Save As. On a PC remove the word Copy from the end of the name. 
    • Close the style by selecting the X in the top right corner of the style window or select File > Close Style
    • To locate & select the style to use it,  in your Library, go to the Styles drop down menu and choose 'Select another style'. Search for the style using the Find box.

The University of Queensland has also created some styles for Australian Journals.

JCU Referencing LibGuide

Styles provided by EndNote may not match the JCU version of the style exactly. You should check the format that EndNote provides against the Library's Referencing Guide for the style you are required to use.

Some styles downloaded with EndNote do not match the JCU version of the style, including AMA and Harvard. You can download these styles and see notes on using them below.

Modifying EndNote styles

It is possible to edit EndNote styles to adapt them to your needs. For example, you can edit a style for a journal that does not have an existing EndNote style.

AMA 11th and EndNote

AMA 11th is not a standard style in the EndNote Style Manager in EndNote x9, but can be downloaded from the EndNote website.

The JAMA style that comes standard in EndNote 20 is based on AMA 11th edition.

APA 7th Edition

EndNote has released a style for APA 7th Edition, however the style is quite buggy and needs some work.

We recommend using the style to get the rough pieces of your referencing in place, but not relying on it. After you have finished using EndNote to populate your references, Convert to Plain Text and use a guide or the APA Publication Manual to correct any mistakes.

Known problems with the EndNote APA 7th style:

  • Multiple authors: EndNote cannot currently handle APA 7th's approach to 20+ authors. If you have more than 20 authors, you will need to edit your reference to replace the authors between the 19th and the last author with ellipses (...)
  • Journal references - Type of Article: The journal reference format includes the Type of Article field for specific article types such as editorials or reviews or for articles in special issues. However this field should not be displayed for most articles and should be removed.

APA Style

   Important note:   

The latest version of EndNote (X9) has some errors in the APA style installed with the software.

Please download the new version of the style below and install it using the instruction to the left.

JCU Harvard style

The "Harvard Referencing Style" that comes standard with the EndNote software is not the version of Harvard used at JCU.  If you wish to use EndNote for Harvard referencing here at JCU, please download the adaptation below.


Access Date.  Harvard requires an access date for all electronic resources. Enter the date in the Access Date field in the following format: 

  • DD Month YYYY (e.g. 22 September 2014)

Images    Images should be entered as the reference type Web page .

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