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EndNote: Introduction


EndNote is a citation management program designed to collect, organize, and store references in a personal library. This guide will help get you started with EndNote by introducing some of its main features. While the interfaces look slightly different between a Mac and a PC, both versions have the same functionality.

NOTE: This guide refers to the terms 'citations' and 'references' interchangeably.

Downloading EndNote:

  • Students, on-campus Faculty, Residents, and Staff can contact the librarians at and ask for instructions on downloading EndNote remotely.

Main Features:

  • Store citations into a library.

  • Organize citations by creating groups.

  • Attach documents such as PDFs to citations in your library.
  • Annotate PDFs
  • Find full-text articles for the citations in your library.
  • Generate a bibliography that can be formatted in hundreds of different citation styles.
  • Insert in-text citations into your Microsoft Word or Google Docs document with Cite While You Write (CWYW).

Note: CWYW in Google Docs is only available in EndNote 21.

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