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EndNote Desktop

Citation management software helps you organize your research and manage your references

Update

EndNote is launching an upgraded interface!  Faculty may upgrade to this new licence once it is available. 

  • EndNote 20 for Windows: Expected late October 2020
  • EndNote 20 for macOS: Expected November 2020

What is EndNote?

Enendnote logodNote is a citation management software and is 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, then you can easily upgrade to the most recent version of the software 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 (EndNote X8).
  • The desktop version also synchronizes to an online library; both can contain an unlimited number of 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. 

How Do I Get EndNote?

Faculty and students in the MSA and MSBS program are eligible for EndNote Desktop.  Please contact the library to request access to the Desktop software.

Are you a student in need of EndNote Basic? See our guide to get started!

Welcome to EndNote Desktop

New to EndNote? This video will help you get started if you have a Windows computer.

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