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CHEM 5395: Fundamentals of Research: EndNote

Installing EndNote for:

Personal Computers  Texas State-owned Mac computers  |  Texas State-owned Windows computers   EndNote Web

For installation questions, contact ITAC at (512) 245-4822 or email them at

Some Windows users have reported that they get an error after downloading the software installer in which the PC prevents an unrecognized app from running. Contact ITAC for assistance, or follow these instructions:


EndNote 20 is coming soon! Visit the EndNote website to see how EndNote 20 desktop software compares to the previous versions.

Because many faculty, staff, and students are in the process of transitioning from RefWorks to EndNote this spring, the University Libraries and ITAC will roll out the new version of the desktop software--plus new training material--in fall 2021. EndNote 20 will have a visual upgrade but its functionality will remain mostly the same as X9, so you can continue to download, use, and learn more about EndNote X9 and EndNote Online until the new version is available to you. Your existing library will transfer over whenever you choose to install the updated software. Contact Ask a Librarian with any questions.


Accessing EndNote Online

To access EndNote Online, go to

  • Click on the “Not a member yet? Register” button.
  • Use any email address to sign up for your account. If you plan to continue using EndNote Web after you leave the university, you may not want to use your email address. 
  • You will need to sync your account with the EndNote Desktop application to upgrade your subscription and gain access to more features. See the handouts linked below for more information, or Ask a Librarian.

EndNote for Mac users

Westlaw Academic

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

Please Ask a Librarian for assistance.

EndNote Training Guides

  • Training Resources
  • Information on using EndNote, with links to resources.
  • X9 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:  X8 | X7 | X6

EndNote Training Materials

NEW!! Learn how to use EndNote Desktop and EndNote Web in our Canvas modules.

Click on the links below to view the modules in Canvas. The modules do not require a log-in, but you must enroll in the course using the second link to save the course in your Canvas dashboard and to be able to take the comprehension check quiz.

For more assistance with transitioning from RefWorks or using EndNote:

EndNote X9

EndNote X9 Features:

  • Search hundreds of online resources for references and PDFs

  • Find full text for references in one click

  • Read, review, annotate and search PDFs

  • Create rules to automatically organize references as you work

  • Keep your data accurate with automatic reference and link updating

  • Share a library or just a portion with new group collaboration options

  • Provide write or read only access to your library

  • Build your bibliography using the latest reference types

  • Ensure bibliographic accuracy with refreshed journal and referencing styles

  • Track your teammates’ changes and view their activity on your shared library

  • Access research from your desktop, online, or your iPad