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This guide provides an overview of EndNote along with training, support and purchase information for EndNote.
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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The Little EndNote How-to Book

Thompson Reuters, the makers of EndNote, have created the Little EndNote How-to Book. The book is available as a PDF file (on right side of webpage linked above) and is described as "a little book of instructions for specific tasks" including:

  • Using Direct Export from online databases
  • Importing PDF files
  • Migrating from Reference Manager to EndNote
  • Using Cite While You Write on either Windows or Mac
  • and more...

The book will be updated on a regular basis.


ENDNOTE and Track Changes in Word

EndNote and the Track Changes functionality in Word do not always play nicely together. To avoid issues with duplicate in-text references, make sure that the Track Changes option is set to show "Final" (NOT "Final: Show Markup"). Alternately, turn off Track Changes completely.



EndNote X7 is Here

EndNote X7, the newest version of the EndNote citation manager, is now available via the College of Science Software & Site Licensing Program. If you are a current EndNote customer via this program, you will be notified whenever new versions are available. If you are new to EndNote, new versions generally become available in late summer.

8/1/2014: The current version of EndNote is no longer available at the OSU Beaver Store.


What is EndNote?

EndNote is a personal citation/bibliography manager software program that helps researchers organize references in a database (called a library).  References in the library can be used to easily create bibliographies and format references in word processing software.  The most robust and fully-featured version of EndNote is the client version, which is loaded onto an individual user's machine.

EndNote Basic is the web-based version of EndNote and can be accessed, for free, by any OSU student, faculty or staff.  EndNote is not as fully-featured as the client version but all of the basic features are available:  references can be collected and organized in an online library and these references can be used to easily create bibliographies and format references in word processing software.  Additionally, EndNote client users can sync references between the client version and EndNote Basic.

References can be added to an EndNote library in many different ways:  direct export from databases, journal websites and Google Scholar, by reference file import and by hand-entry.


Checkout EndNote X7!

A 4-minute overview of EndNote X7.


EndNote for iPad is here!

Be mobile and productive with EndNote for iPad.


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