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EndNote is bibliographic manager software that allows researchers to save and organize results of database searches or lists of citations. A web-based product called EndNote Online is also available.

EndNote site license ends May 1, 2017

The university's site license for EndNote will end on May 1, 2017. After this date, EndNote will be available for individual purchase through Software Distribution, just like Microsoft and Adobe software packages. Access to the free version of EndNote Online will continue. We recommend users consider one of the freely available citation managers like Zotero or Mendeley.

Downloading EndNote instructions

You have to be connected to the campus network, including the Virginia Tech VPN , to download EndNote from the Software Distribution Office site.

Install EndNote

After downloading the installer, we have some suggestions for installing and updating EndNote.

Using EndNote

The basic unit is an EndNote library. You can create entries manually by typing bibliographic information (e.g., article title, author, journal name, volume, issue, pages, URL, etc.) for each new entry or copying and pasting from an email message or online citation. These entries can be searched and organized, and can be imported into word processing programs like Word as inline references or bibliographies. There, EndNote will assist with the proper formatting of those citations, using styles like APA or MLA, among hundreds of options.

Using databases with EndNote

There are three ways of getting citations into your EndNote library: manually entering the information, using EndNote to search databases and adding those search results to the library, and searching databases directly where you can export those search results to EndNote.

OpenURL settings

EndNote uses four methods to lookup full-text documents for the citations in your library; three of these are automatic, but you'll need to configure the fourth.

EndNote screencasts

Short and long screencasts and recorded webinars on using different aspects of the EndNote software.


EndNote live webinars

  • EndNote combined desktop and Online for Macintosh

    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    1:00pm
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • EndNote combined desktop and Online for Macintosh

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    9:00am
    Register on Webex

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • EndNote combined desktop and Online for Macintosh

    Thursday, November 27, 2014
    5:30pm
    Register on Webex

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 


Download EndNote

Download EndNote (from campus network)

The university has a site license for the EndNote product and makes it available to all Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students.

This product may be installed on any machines owned by the University. You may install it on personally owned machines if you are a graduate student, undergraduate student, faculty member or staff member of the University.

You have to be connected to the campus network, including the Virginia Tech VPN, to download EndNote  from the Software Distribution Office site. Once downloaded and installed, check periodically to see if there have been updates.


EndNote Online

EndNote Online is the cloud-based version of EndNote. There is a free version anyone (including alumni) can use; students, faculty, and staff have access to the full version of EndNote web (that can sync with your installed desktop version) because of our subscription to Web of Science. You can install browser extensions to ease access to your EndNote libraries while searching online.


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