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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

EndNote X8 Training Guides


Help Guides for:  X7 | X6

EndNote X8

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 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.