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EndNote: Download & Install

This guide provides information on how to set-up and use EndNote.

Mac Installation Instructions

For Mac:

  • Download the EndNote 20 Site Installer.dmg file: Mac users
  • When the file appears, do not click on the file itself, click on the Download icon (downward arrow) in the upper right-hand corner.
  • When the installation starts, a popup box will appear. Double click the EndNote 20 icon to install EndNote20.
  • You will see a message that the EndNote items are being copied to Applications.
  • Click through the steps. Be sure to agree to the license agreement.
  • Find the EndNote icon either in your Launchpad or on your dock. 
  • Then click on the "EndNote" icon to open EndNote.
  • The first time you open EndNote, you will need to click on "File" and "New" in the upper left-hand corner and create a new library. Save the library to your computer. This completes the installation process. 

Click here for an EndNote Getting Started Guide.

Using the Find Full Text Option

Find Full Text allows you to search the Internet for PDFs, download them, and attach the files to the selected references. 

To use this tool, follow these instructions and watch the video below for a demonstration:

  1. Select the references in your EndNote library you want to find the PDF for. You may select more than one reference at a time by holding down the control/command key as you highlight references.
  2. Go to References at the top of the screen. Then click on Find Full Text. Or, click on the Find Full Text Icon on the left-hand tool bar. 

Please note the Find Full Text tool is not a replacement for searching the library's catalog and databases. We highly recommend you search the library's catalog and databases for full text articles.

Windows Installation Instructions

For Windows:

  • Download the EndNote 20 Site Installer.msi file: Windows users
  • When the file box appears, click into the EndNote20 Windows folder.
  • Next, click on the Download icon (downward arrow) in the upper right-hand corner and make sure both files in the EndNote20 Windows folder are downloaded. Save both files together in a folder in your documents. You must keep these two files together in the same folder.
  • Click on the End20inst.msi file to begin downloading EndNote. 
  • Follow the prompts in the popup box. Be sure to accept the license agreement.
  • Click the "Finish" button to finish the installation process.
  • The first time you open EndNote, you will need to click on "File" and "New" in the upper left-hand corner and create a new library. Save the library to your documents on your computer. This completes the installation process. 

Click here for an EndNote Getting Started Guide.