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EndNote: Referencing styles

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.

AMA 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.


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.

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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