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How to use EndNote (for PC and Mac) to organize citations, format papers and create references and bibliographies.

What Is EndNote?

NYU Libraries supports the use of EndNote desktop software for managing bibliographic citations. Using EndNote, you can transfer groups of references retrieved from online bibliographic databases into your EndNote database and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using a variety of word processors. 

View a brief introduction to EndNote from the publisher, Thomson Reuters. 

How Do I Get EndNote?

Before installing a new version of EndNote, it's recommended that you uninstall any previous versions:

  1. Back up any existing EndNote library files and any customized content files (e.g. styles, connection files, and filters).
  2. Close all open programs, and then uninstall any older versions by selecting "Add/Remove Programs" from the Windows Control Panel (or trash the old folders on a Mac).
  3. Once any older versions have been uninstalled, run the EndNote installer. This will create a new EndNote program folder, and you can then move any backed up library or content files into this new folder.

Installing EndNote for Mac

  1. Click the appropriate link in the "Download EndNote" box on the right side of this page to download the version of the software you need.
  2. If prompted, log in to your NYU Google Apps account. NYU Med/Langone affiliates: please consult this guide for access to EndNote via the NYU Health Sciences Library license.  
  3. After you've logged into your NYU Google Apps account, you should reach a Google Drive page that says "No preview available". Click the button that says "Download". This will download the installer (.dmg file).
  4. Navigate to where the installer (.dmg file) was saved to your computer. Usually this will be your "My Downloads" folder. Double-click on the file to begin installation. By default, the EndNote software will be installed in your computer's Applications folder. Your EndNote library and data folder will be saved to My Documents.

Installing EndNote for Windows/PC

  1. Click the appropriate link in the "Download EndNote" box on the right side of this page to download the version of the software you need.
  2. If prompted, log in to your NYU Google Apps account. NYU Med/Langone affiliates: please consult this guide for access to EndNote via the NYU Health Sciences Library license.
  3. After you've logged into your NYU Google Apps account, you should reach a Google Doc with instructions and links for downloading the installer and license files. By default, the EndNote software will be installed in your computer's Program Files (x86). Your EndNote library and data folder will be saved to Documents.  

If you have any trouble, please contact Margaret Smith (NYC campus); Amani Magid (NYUAD campus); Qinghua Xu (NYU Shanghai campus)

Download EndNote

To download EndNote, you must be logged in to your NYU Google Apps account.


NYU Med/Langone affiliates: 
Please consult 
this guide to download EndNote from the
NYU Health Sciences Library.

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