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

ALERT: EndNote for Mac: mac OS Catalina Compatibility! (10/2019)

With the Apple release of macOS 10.15 Catalina this fall, Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support with this release. This decision WILL impact EndNote for Mac users!

EndNote X9 for macOS has been extensively updated for compatibility with Catalina. If you already have EndNote X9, please read the full post from EndNote about installing updates to avoid interruption in your workflow.

If you are running EndNote X8 or earlier, EndNote recommends upgrading to EndNote X9  (free ($0) for OSU grad students; fee ($) for OSU faculty/staff) as your current version will not work with macOS Catalina. Alternately, you may keep working on your current macOS version but upgrading to Catalina is not recommended.





This guide provides an overview for working with EndNote (see video on this page), guidance on getting references into EndNote, training and support options, purchase options and EndNote news.

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 X9!

A short overview of EndNote for both Windows and Mac.