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EndNote is a database program for managing bibliographic citations. 

  • 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.

Get Started in 10 Steps

Get started in 10 steps will get you up and running with EndNote.

EndNote for Mac in 6 minutes

Check out the EndNote X9 Guided Tour: Macintosh after watching the video below.

Note for EndNote Users with Macintosh computers

Apple released macOS 10.15 Catalina in fall 2019. EndNote X9 has been updated for macOS 10.15 Catalina, released in fall 2019.

  • If you already have EndNote X9, please install the X9.3.1 update prior to installing macOS Catalina to avoid interruption in your workflow.

If you are running EndNote X8 or earlier, we recommend upgrading to EndNote X9 as your current version will not work with macOS Catalina. If you don't plan on upgrading to Catalina, you can continue to use your current Mac OS and version of EndNote.

EndNote for Windows in 7 minutes


Check out the EndNote X9 Guided Tour: Windows after watching the video below.