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Citation Management Tools: EndNote

Installing EndNote for:

Personal Computers  Texas State-owned Mac computers  |  Texas State-owned Windows computers  For installation questions, contact ITAC at (512) 245-4822 or email them at

Westlaw Academic and Nexis Uni

NOTE: EndNote cannot export citation information directly from the Westlaw Academic or Nexis Uni databases. References from these databases must be entered into EndNote manually.

Please see this page for more information, or Ask a Librarian for assistance.

EndNote X8 Features:

  • Compatible with Windows 7-10 and Mac OS X 10.10 to 10.12.
  • The new intuitive icons are identical across both Mac and Windows, making it easier for users to identify icons.
  • Updated workflows for finding reference updates and enabling updating the whole set of references at once instead of updating one by one.
  • Ability to edit the updated references manually.
  • The Sync button in the Group Pane can be configured to sync or not to sync with EndNote Web.
  • Only one desktop library can be synced with an EndNote Web account.
  • When syncing a library different from the previous one synced, it will merge the libraries.
  • Sharing a library with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users.
  • Anyone sharing a library has editing rights.
  • The new Activity Feed feature allows users to see what their colleagues are doing in the Shared Library and when new members join. 
  • Every X8 library includes a built in Recently Added group which can be customized, allowing users to pick up right where they left off in the research workflow.
  • Utilize unlimited file attachment storage in the online library.
  • Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word 2016.

EndNote X8

EndNote X8 Training Guides

  • Alkek Library X8 Handout
  • Training Resources
    Information on using EndNote, with links to resources.
  • X8 User Guide
    This shows how to use many of the most popular features in EndNote, with step-by-step instructions and screenshots for almost every step.
  • Menus Guide
    This guide provides descriptions what the major menu items in EndNote do.
  • YouTube Channel
    This is a link to the EndNote channel, with over 100 videos.


Help Guides for:  X7 | X6