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

Getting Started with EndNote

  • NYU-licensed copies of EndNote software are available free to NYU faculty, staff, and students (for Mac and Windows), using your NetID and password. After installing, you will retain the software after leaving NYU.
  • Learn the basics, through self-paced tutorials:
  • Although you can create as many EndNote libraries as you want, you can only sync and share one of them. If you want all your references available on all of your computers (as well as online and on a tablet), use one library for all your references. Then, to organize your references, use the "Groups" feature in EndNote.  
  • If there are references you don't want to share, perhaps because of confidentiality issues, you can create a second library for these, and organize them by groups, as well. However, you will not be able to sync or share this second library.
  • Storing EndNote libraries on cloud-syncing accounts such as OneDrive, Box, iCloud, etc., or keeping EndNote libraries on network drives or flash drives can corrupt them. However, you can put an EndNote library on a portable hard drive (NOT a flash drive) and use it with multiple computers.
  • To back up your libraries, go to EndNote > File > Compressed Library. 

EndNote Training