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Reference Management Program

EndNote at Emory Unversity

EndNote 21


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EndNote is a database program for managing bibliographic citations. [EndNote 21 Requires Mac OS 10.14X or higher to run.]

  • It automates much of the work of organizing and formatting citations and bibliographies in your writing.
  • EndNote can connect to online sources such as library catalogs and article databases, output results in over 1,000 different bibliographic styles, and more.
  • There are two versions of EndNote -- a standalone desktop program, and EndNote Online/Web, a cloud-based version. If you want to use both, they can be synced so that you have the same references in both places.

This guide is a quick reference to some of EndNote's frequently used features.

Download Information

Various versions of EndNote are available for download for Emory University faculty, staff, and students.  The most current version available is 21.X.  To download the program:

  • Go to Emory's software server, login with your University NetID and password
  • Scroll down to the bottom otf the page and click on Agree.
    Software license page












  • Once you click agree, scroll down to the EndNote version you wish to use and download it.  For PC users, if you are downloading EndNote 21, the installer will be a zipped file  (folder).  You will need to unzip (double click on the folder) and move both the license and installer onto your desktop or a folder on your harddrive.  See the image below.
  • When  you double click on the compressed/Zipped EndNote 21 folder, you you see 2 files:

    Move both files to your desktop and then click on the ENS21Inst file.
  • NOTE: Once you download EndNote, always check to see if there are program updates!

Overview of EndNote Library

The handout (EndNote 20 (Windows) Library Overview) provides an overview of the EndNote Library.  EndNote 20's & 21's interface look very similar.

EndNote 21 for Windows in 7 minutes

EndNote 21 for Mac in 7 minutes

For EndNote X9 and 20 Users

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