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EndNote 20 - 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.
  1. Click on the Summary tab on the right.
  2. Use the styles drop down menu to select a style from the quick list or
  3. Click on Select Another Style to see more styles.

Please note, AMA 11th is not available as part of the downloaded EndNote package.
You will need to download this style separately. See instructions below.

Some 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.


JCU Referencing Guide

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EndNote 20 - 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.
  • The University of Queensland has also created some styles for Australian Journals.


  1. Ensure you have EndNote open
  2. In your web browser, search for the style in the EndNote Styles Library
  3. From the style page, click the Download style button
  4. Double click on the style to open it - if you can't see it in your browser, look in your Downloads folder
This is what the style will look like when you open it in EndNoteEndNote style image



  1. 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. 
  2. Close the style by selecting the X in the top right corner of the style window or select File > Close Style
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To locate & select the style to use it,  in your Library:  

  1. Go to the Styles drop down menu
  2. Choose Select another style'
  3. Search for the style using the Find box
  4. Make sure you also select this style in Word
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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.

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 .

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.

AMA 10th EndNote Style

​Please let us know if you find any problems - your feedback will help us improve the style.


  • Access Date.  AMA requires an access date for all electronic resources with a URL.  Put the date in the Access Date field in the following format:
    • Month DD, YYYY (e.g. September 22, 2014)
  • Journal Names.  AMA requires the use of journal name abbreviations rather than the full journal names.  See Journal titles & abbreviations for instructions on how to add abbreviated journal titles using the Journal Terms lists.  Titles not in this list may also be added. See the AMA Referencing guide for more information on journal abbreviations.
  • Drug Databases.  Entries in drug databases such as Martindale or AusDI should be put in the system as the reference type Encyclopedia.
  • Websites. In AMA you include both the name of the page or object (e.g. image or video clip) and the name of the overall website. 
    • Put the name of the page/object in the Title field and the name of the website in the Series Title field.
    • Leave the year field blank, and put the most recent date on the page in the Last Updated Date field.
  • Images from websites Enter images as websites, including the format in square brackets in the title field e.g. Kookaburra [image].
    Note for images from books or journal articles, do not cite the image individually but give the citation details for the book/article/etc.


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.

EndNote 20 - Installing Styles

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