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Reference Management Software Policy

Health Board Staff

Library services have a limited number of licences which allow user to download the full and current version of EndNote in perpetuity.

Users who wish to apply for a licence must be a member of the library service; users can Join Online. When requesting a licence, users are asked to contact their local Health Board Library with the following information:

  • Name, Email address, Library account number, Role & Department
  • Purpose of licence request, eg research, systematic review

Decisions on allocating licences will take into account:

  • Role and contract of requester
  • Purpose of licence eg systematic review project, research project
  • Involvement of Health Board Research & Development Department

Please note one Endnote licence will be allocated per project

Users’ names and contact details will be recorded on a centrally held spreadsheet.

Please note – staff and students who are undertaking a course or have a teaching role at a University which provides EndNote or other bibliographic management software are encouraged to use this source.


Information for students on placement

Cardiff University holds a site license for EndNote for all staff and students with University credentials which allows it to be downloaded on to personal & work devices.  Use of the software is limited under the site license to the purposes of teaching, studying and academic research only. Tutorials can be found online. 


Swansea University staff and students have access to EndNote desktop and web which can be downloaded here.

Library Guide for troubleshooting, user workbooks.


Please contact Health Board library staff if you are unsure if other Universities or Colleges provide EndNote to staff and students.

August 2022

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