EndNote

EndNote enables easy organization of bibliographic references and images, and creates bibliographies and figure lists instantly. EndNote comes with the NU Toolkit, including customized connections that work with Northwestern's library databases. Details about the NU Toolkit can be found on the University Library website.

Availability

  • Installation is available for Windows (Win 10, Win 8, Win 7) and Mac OS.
  • Licenses are available for current Northwestern faculty, staff, and students for personal or professional use, and can be installed on personal or departmental machines.
  • If during installation of Endote on a Windows computer you are asked for a product key, please quit the installation, extract all files from the downloaded .zip file, and run the installer.

System Requirements

  • Please visit the EndNote site for Windows and Mac hardware and system requirements and word processor compatibility.

Download and Install

EndNote for Windows

  1. Download EndNote for Windows.
  2. Locate the downloaded "EndNoteX6Win.zip" file and right-click on it to extract the folder contained within it. Do not simply double-click the zip file.
  3. Open the "EndNoteXWin" folder; double-click "ENXInst.msi" and follow the installation directions.
  4. After installing EndNote, copy the files from EndNoteXWin\NU_Toolkit\Connections folder to the appropriate folder on your computer. A common location for this folder is C:\Program Files\EndNote X\Connections\.

EndNote for Mac

  1. Download EndNote for Mac.
  2. Locate the downloaded "EndNoteX8Mac.zip" file and double-click it to extract the folder contained within it.
  3. Open the "EndNoteXMac" folder; double-click "EndNote Site Installer.dmg" and follow the installation directions.
  4. After installing EndNote, move the files from Connections folder contained in NU_Tookit folder in the "EndNoteXMac" folder to your Applications -> EndNote X -> Connections folder.

Install and License

  • Installation is available for Windows (Win 7, Win 8, and Win 10) and Mac.
  • Licenses are available for current Northwestern faculty, staff, and students for personal or professional use, and can be installed on personal machines.
  • If during installation of Endote X8 on a Windows computer you are asked for a product key, please quit the installation, extract all files from the downloaded .zip file, and run the installer.

Important Information for Hospital-based Affiliates

Your hospital's (e.g., CMH, NMH) firewall may prevent you from downloading this software while connected to their network. You can easily download EndNote by using a wireless or wired connection on the NU campus (e.g., Galter Library). You can also download EndNote at home using a VPN connection. Please contact your hospital's help desk if you must download the software to a computer on your hospital's network.

Support Contacts

Support Contact:

EndNote Product Support