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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.

Citation Manager Information

Guide to citation managers like EndNote

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