The university has a site license for the EndNote product and makes it available to all Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students.
You have to be connected to the campus network, including the Virginia Tech VPN , to download EndNote from the Software Distribution Office site. (Off campus users not connected to the VPN cannot download the software; Off Campus Sign In will not facilitate the download.)
The Macintosh version is a disk image file that should mount automatically when downloaded; if not, double click on the file name to start the program setup.You will drag the program from the disc image window to your Applications folder. X7 is the latest version. After installing, click on Help and then choose EndNote Program Updates to find any minor updates that should be installed. Note that the program can be installed anywhere, but if it is not installed in the Application folder, you will need to manually configure the locations of import filters, connection files, output styles, and the Cite While You Write files (it's much easier to just install into the Applications folder).
Off campus users can access the software download site only after setting up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) account. To be eligible for VPN you must be subscribed to the Virginia Tech Wireless Network Service. VPN connectivity is currently a free service. You must register for the wireless service. So, even if you'll never use the campus wireless service, go ahead and register for wireless so that you can establish a VPN account.
If, for some reason, you are unable to access the download site or to successfully implement a VPN connection, the Library has CDs you can borrow to install the program. Contact Lori Lee (540-231-5069) for details. There are copies as well at the graduate centers in Abingdon, Falls Church, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke.