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This guide provides an overview of EndNote along with training, support and purchase information for EndNote.


This page contains the following news items:

  • EndNote X8 available...and FREE for students!
  • EndNote Sharing
  • No EndNote at Beaver Store
  • EndNote for iPad
  • EndNote and Word Track Changes
  • Little EndNote How-to Book

EndNote X8 now available and FREE for OSU students! (1/4/2017)

Effective 12/2016: OSU students can download EndNote for free. OSU faculty and staff can download EndNote by purchasing an annual license via an OSU index (or payment by check). Full details about access to EndNote is on the EndNote Information Services Software license page. Contact the IS Service Desk with any questions about purchases and downloads through this program.

Users with OSU-licensed EndNote X7 (or older) can continue using that version with no annual fee.

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

EndNote Library Sharing (updated 12/2016)

Beginning with EndNote X7.2x, users can share their EndNote library with collaborators. EndNote X8 users can share with up to 100 collaborators (each with EndNote X7.2x or X8), and EndNote X7.2x users can share with up to 14 collaborators. Each collaborator must also have or set up an EndNote online account.

No EndNote at Beaver Store (8/2014)

As of August 1, 2014, the current version of EndNote is no longer available at the OSU Beaver Store.

EndNote X7, the current version of EndNote can be purchased 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.

EndNote for iPad is here (1/2013)

Be mobile and productive with EndNote for iPad.

EndNote and Word Track Changes

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.

Little EndNote How-to Book

The Little EndNote How-to Book is available as a PDF file (on right side of linked webpage) 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.