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EndNote - Citation Management Software

The purpose of this guide to assist users with using the citation management software, EndNote.

Subject Librarian

Willie Miller
Office: UL 2140B

Word 2011/2010

EndNote X4 is only compatible with Word 2010 for Windows and Word 2011 for Mac OS X.

If you have a previous verison of Word, download EndNote X3 or EndNote X3 for Mac.

Don't like EndNote?

Check out Zotero as an alternative, or see what other citation managers can do:

School of Medicine EndNote Resources

Check out the IU School of Medicine's EndNote page for assistance from the Medical Library.

About EndNote



EndNote is a program for managing bibliographic citations. It can automate much of the work of organizing and formatting citations and bibliographies in your writing. EndNote can connect to online sources such as IUCAT and article databases. Further, it formats references in  over 1,000 different bibliographic styles, and more.

EndNote is available free of charge to Indiana University and IUPUI students, faculty and staff. Download it here through IUware. The latest version available for windows computers is EndNote X7. The latest version for Macs is EndNote X7.

*Your EndNote program will work better, if you download the updates.*

EndNote Tutorial

Below is an video overview of EndNote. You can complete an EndNote tutorial to get more familiar.

Where to Get Help

Don't get discouraged if it takes a little while to get comfortable using EndNote. With a little practice it isn't difficult, and there are many resources available for help and information.

  • EndNote's built-in help system: just press F1
  • EndNote manual in PDF format: in Windows XP, click Start Menu / All Programs / EndNote / EndNote Manual
  • ISI's EndNote support page
  • ISI's EndNote Tutorials

Downloading Updates: Connection Files, Import Filters, Output Styles

A common way to correct a problem with importing or outputting citations is simply to update the connection file, filter or output style. These can be downloaded from ISI's EndNote support page.

Also, you can check out Indiana University, Bloomington's resources for EndNote.