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Why Use EndNote?

EndNote (installed on all library computers) makes it easy to build a library and store your bibliographic data.

  • Create and correctly format citations and bibliographies
  • Keep all of your references in one location.

All relevant files (connection, output style and help guides) are linked on the right side of this page.

Download & Install EndNote

Students may download EndNote X7 and install the program on their own computer. Access Endnote software from this web page.

Instruction files are posted in the box on the top right of this page.


Add Resources from WorldCat

Search WorldCat, add resources to your library without typing. Instructions & information

  • Click on the title hotlink.
  • Click on Cite/Export
  • Click on Export a Citation
  • Click on Export to EndNote / Reference Manager
  • Open the RIS file and Save, using the Research Soft Manager

Most of the time the resource will then be added to your EndNote library.

NOTE: The catalog connection file for MARTIN does NOT work anymore. Our new catalog is WorldCat.


Connection Files

Search EBSCO Databases • Connection files

Enter the EBSCO Connection File information. This blog post shows information for the following databases (Luther Seminary login required).

  • ATLA Religion Database and ATLASerials
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Catholic Periodical & Literature Index
  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide
  • New Testament Abstracts
  • Old Testament Abstracts

Output Styles

What Other Files Will I Need?

Modified Output Style

An Output style displays your data according to the Chicago Manual of Style. We use a modified version of Chicago 16thA.

This output style is continually being updated in response to your questions. Open and save the file into your Endnote Styles folder. Click the Chicago 16thA modified output style at right and choose to open it with EndNote. From within EndNote, you will then save the file:

  • Macs & PCs: File —> Save as

If you will cite a number of blogs, online multimedia, or Luther's Works, be sure also to download the .xml file linked. Save the .xml file to your desktop. If your browser opens the file instead of downloading it, right-click or Ctrl + click the link. Then, open EndNote. Once EndNote is open:

  • Edit —> Preferences. Choose Reference Types from the list at left. Then under Reference Type Table, choose Import. Find the .xml file that you saved to your desktop and choose Open and then (PC) Apply or (Mac) Open and then save..

Modified Output Style - Annotated Bibliographies

Use this output style to create an annotated Bibliography listing basic information (author, title, publisher, year) and the annotations for each citation. Open and save the file into your Endnote Styles folder. The annotation goes in the Abstract data field.

  • Macs & PCs: File —> Save as

Endnote Support & Services

EndNote Help Booklet:

Support & Services: EndNote offers help and advice on its webpage. Luther students may contact EndNote for help (Luther has a  site license, 1-800-336-4474).

  • Tutorials (EndNote Basics)
  • Guided Tour for PC/Mac 
  • User Guides

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) • Luther Seminary Technology Blog. Click on the cloud tag for EndNote. You'll find many good tips on using EndNote. Many FAQs are listed.


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