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How to use EndNote software to save, manage, and print citation information within your papers.

Bibliographic Reference Software


Check out our LibGuide for Zotero or for Mendeley.

Libguides to other Reference Management software (e.g.  Mekentosj papers 2, etc.) will be added over time. Please drop in to check out new and updated LibGuides


This is a beginner to intermediate guide. You can always contact me for questions, one-on-one, or group training, or check out the EndNote Online Support site for more advanced information or questions.

General Description

This guide provides a basic to intermediate overview of a range of EndNote features. Both the desktop and Web versions of EndNote are covered. The information in this guide was designed for  EndNote version X7. Previous EndNote versions have less functionalities. The functionalities they do have are similar to later versions so you can migrate your records from previous versions into the latest version.

  • EndNote is a bibliographic record management software platform. With EndNote you can
  • Create store and search bibliographic references in personal reference libraries
  • Search online databases and journals and import references directly into your EN libraries
  • Automatically build and format bibliographies into Word documents for publishing articles, submitting grants, and keeping your C.V’s current
  • Share access and editing bibliographies on the web.

I'll be adding more to this guide as I gather information from other EndNote users. Please send feedback, suggestions and lessons learned to me using the contact information in the right panel (on every page).

Good luck and happy EndNoting.

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Installing EndNote Software

You can get the latest version of EndNote installed on your computer (either Windows or Mac OS) by submitting a request to the Information Technology Helpdesk. Include your contact information, along with the name and OS of your computer. Please include a grant number to charge. The helpdesk can be reached at X8390. Or