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Citation Management Tools: EndNote

Installing EndNote Desktop

EndNote 20 will have a visual upgrade but its functionality will remain mostly the same as X9, so you can continue to use EndNote X9 and EndNote Online until you decide to upgrade. Your existing library will transfer over whenever you choose to install the updated software.

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

For installation questions, Contact ITAC at (512) 245-4822

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.

Accessing EndNote Web

To access EndNote Web, go to      

  1. Click on the “Not a member yet? Register” button on the right.    
  2. 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.     
  3. You will need to sync your account with the EndNote Desktop application to upgrade your subscription and gain access to more features.

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.

Consult Ask Us! for assistance.

EndNote Training Materials

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.

EndNote 20

EndNote 20 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