“Output style” is the term EndNote uses to refer to the template file used to format the citations and bibliography correctly for your citation or referencing style. The output style controls what is in capitals, what is in bold or italics and determines the many other ways that references for journal articles, book chapters or books are laid out

Each subject or discipline has its particular citation styles, and individual journals also have specific instructions to authors on how they want articles referenced

There are over 3,000 output styles available in EndNote. Included in the options is a Select All style that will print everything in each EndNote reference

Explanations of styles used at the University of Canterbury are available at Citations and Referencing

For example

To select the style you want in EndNote

  • Look at the top of the screen and locate the EndNote toolbar
  • The style that is presently selected is identified in the menu bar on this toolbar
  • In the case illustrated below APA 6th is the selected Style

  • If you want to change this style, click the drop-down box and select another style from the list
  • To browse all styles available, choose Select Another Style...
    • Click the column headings to sort by Name or Category, or click the Find-by button to see lists of styles by discipline area

  • Click the Choose button to select a style from the list

You can also select other styles by going through the Style Manager which can be found at Edit > Output Styles > Open Style Manager...

Output styles in Word

Each Word document has its own output style. Changing the output style in EndNote does not automatically change the style in Word – this is intentional, as writers often write for various journals with differing referencing styles

Instructions on changing the output style in Word are given in Formating your bibliography in Word

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