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This guide allows you to learn more on EndNote, a reference management software program.


Unless a specific style has been recommended by your department for your assignments, thesis, or dissertation, the Library strongly suggests that you adopt the APA 7th or IEEE styles.

Old style: APA6th_PolyMTL (last updated September 11, 2018)

If you would like to publish in a journal that requests a reference list formatted according to the APA style, use the APA style produced by EndNote.

Also download the styles in French, if you need them.

To find all the styles provided by EndNote, go to

All downloaded styles should be saved under C:\Program Files\Endnote X9\Styles\

To import references from your EndNote library into the Canadian Common CV, use the style:

IMPORTANT: Do not use Internet Explorer to download the style CV_commun_canadien!

Required Information in the EndNote Fields

The fields in EndNote should contain information in an appropriate format, so that the references can be created correctly according to the chosen style.

Also, use these recommendations to check if your references have been imported correctly.

Examples of information in EndNote for several types of documents, for the APA 7th style

Book, handbook, dictionary, encyclopedia

Book or handbook chapter

Entry in an encyclopedia (including Wikipedia)

Entry in a dictionary

Journal article

Newspaper article

Magazine article

Conference paper

Master's thesis, PhD dissertation

Technical report, research report, government report



PowerPoint presentation, lecture notes

Web page (and not website)

Blog post, blog comment

Facebook post, Tweet

Software, mobile app, apparatus, equipment

Film, streaming video

Recorded interview

Data set