Skip to Main Content

EndNote: Citation Management

How to install and get started using the various EndNote versions

Annotation Tool in EndNote

Annotation includes notes scribbled in the margin of an article and highlighted words or phrases.  The notes may include questions, comments, words you plan to look up later, and more.  Annotating a text is a way to interact with the concepts, arguments, and ideas being discussed.  It is an active reading style that helps you to gain a better understanding of a text.  

EndNote and other citation management tools includes an annotation option.  You must attach a pdf version of the reference to use this tool.

  1. Double-click on a reference
  2. A pane will appear on the right with options for Summary, Edit, and PDF
  3. Select PDF
  4. Click the the small box with the arrow to open the PDF in a new window

PDF view

Once the new window opens you can annotate the article: 

  1. Zoom in an out
  2. Add comments
  3. Highlight, underline, and cross out text
  4. Download a copy of the annotated article