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EndNote 20

Desktop citation management software helps you organize your research and manage your references

EndNote 20 is Here!

Clarivate Analytics has released a new version of Endnote, jumping the numbering queue from 9 all the way to 20. But don't let the numbering fool you - this is mostly a cosmetic upgrade to the desktop version of the software and not a major upgrade.  For the early adopters, please contact Becky Hines for the installers and license keys.  For more cautious types, check the comments on the support blog to learn from the experience of others.

What is EndNote?

Enendnote logodNote is a citation management software designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and journal articles. EndNote allows you to create your own personal Library of citations by importing references from online databases.  When writing papers, EndNote will automatically format inline citations and bibliographies with the correct citation style (APA, AMA, etc.)  If you already have a personal license to the software, you can easily upgrade to the most recent software version from the library license.  When you graduate from or leave the University, you still retain the rights to the version you have a personal license to. 

There are two options for EndNote at DMU:

Option 1: EndNote Desktop

  • Faculty and students in the MSBS and MSA program may install the Desktop version.
  • The desktop version also synchronizes to an online library; both can contain unlimited references and unlimited attachments.
  • Synchronize your references between up to three of your personal computers, an online library, and your iPad through EndNote sync. 

Option 2: EndNote Basic (no desktop component)

  • Students have access to the online-only option called EndNote Basic.

Key Features of Both Desktop and Online Basic

  • 6,000+ predefined citation styles, including APA, AMA, and Vancouver
  • Share references with collaborators
  • Use your references in word-processing documents to create formatted citations and bibliographies or independent reference lists.

This guide is organized to help you learn about EndNote desktop step-by-step. We recommend that you review each tab on the left-hand side in order. 

Learn to Use EndNote 20 in 7 minutes

New to EndNote? This video will help you get started  on your PC computer. MAC (IOS) will be available later in the year.

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