All publications produced by PHE staff need to be properly referenced using the PHE preferred referencing style Vancouver. Please refer to the publications page (PHE intranet page) for more information.

Endnote is a reference management tool that enables you to produce professional looking references and bibliographies. It helps you to:

  • manage references
  • cite as you write
  • create bibliographies
  • share your references
If your publication is going through the Publication Standard (PHE intranet page), Gateway (PHE intranet page) or if you are publishing in a peer reviewed journal, it is recommended that you use Endnote to produce your references and bibliographies.
If you are going to include references in your publication, it is advisable to start using Endnote early on in the publication process.


How to get Endnote


Any member of PHE staff can have the software installed on their laptops. Log a call with IT and ask to have the latest version of Endnote installed.


Endnote training
Knowledge and Library Services provides Endnote training to individuals and to groups and teams. Training can either be face-to-face or via Skype. If you would like Endnote training contact libraries@phe.gov.uk. The training slides are available here.


Ongoing support


Knowledge and Library Services staff are available to provide ongoing support to use Endnote. We can provide advice and troubleshoot issues and problems. If you have an Endnote enquiry, contact libraries@phe.gov.uk.


Saving and backing up Endnote libraries


KLS staff have found Endnote to be more stable and less likely to encounter errors when Endnote libraries are worked on locally on computer hard drives, rather than on the H drive (or any shared drives). Further information and guidance on saving and backing up Endnote libraries can be found here.


Style guides


PHE does not currently have its own style guide for the Vancouver referencing style but there are many available online. If you need a style guide you might want to try the University of Queensland Vancouver Referencing Style Guide, or the website citethisforme.com.
Last updated: 02/03/2020
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