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EndNote: Welcome

Learn to set up and use EndNote 7.

Welcome to EndNote!

Using EndNote is a way for you to collect, manage and organize citations, called references in EndNote, for all the articles, books and other sources you find. You can use it to create reference lists, called groups, and do in-text citations - a great way to save time during your research process.

EndNote is a powerful citation manager that offers a wider range of features with the sole purpose of organizing and improving your research. In addition to the more common features, EndNote allows users to create multiple libraries, organize references into groups, access and share a library with up to 100 people, automatically find full text articles, and insert citations and references from an EndNote library into a Microsoft Word document, while building a bibliography. 

This guide will walk you through setting up an account and the primary functions of EndNote, while providing you access to additional resources.

How EndNote Works

How Do I Access EndNote?

EndNote is available in three formats:

  • EndNote X9 - desktop version (available for Macs and Windows) [Note: EndNote 20 is the current version, but MCPHS still temporarily uses EndNote X9. Most of this guide shows EndNote X7. Most of the features and steps are the same.]
  • EndNote basic - web version
  • EndNote iPad - app version

Each format has its benefits depending on your research needs and preferences. EndNote is capable of syncing across your desktop/laptop, iPad, and online, but there are a few things to consider. 

EndNote X9: MCPHS faculty and students can install this complete version of EndNote with the assistance the IS Help Desk, but permission must first be granted by Joanne Doucette, Associate Library Director. You can email Joanne at for permission and further instructions.

EndNote Basic: Also known as EndNote Web or EndNote Online, is a free, limited online version of EndNote. You can sign in with an existing account or sign up by following the directions below. 

  1. Go to EndNote Web to set up your free account. 
  2. Click on Sign Up (below the Sign In form) and follow the prompts.
  3. You now have an EndNote account! 

EndNote iPad: This app is available in the iTunes store and allows you to sign in with an existing account or create an account.

As previously stated, EndNote X9 is available for both Macs and Windows. There are functional and aesthetic differences for each version. In order to assist users of both versions we have included two sets of instructions for most sections of this guide that are labeled "For Mac Users" or "For Windows Users." Please select the appropriate tab when necessary.

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