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EndNote desktop guide: Home

Welcome

Welcome to our EndNote desktop subject guide, which is designed to support our face to face training. We strongly advise you attend a workshop before using the software; courses are made available via the Staff Development & Engagement Events Calendar or the Researcher Development Programme for researchers. If you need any help with EndNote after you have attended training, you will find our contact details in the support section of this guide. Remember also to keep up to date by signing up to our EndNote blog.

EndNote is one of a number of bibliographic referencing software products available, and is the one we support at the University. It is primarily used for

  • Managing references (particularly large numbers of references)
  • Creating citation/references in documents (6000+ referencing styles available)

Getting EndNote

Windows machines

Local install (Windows 7 onwards) [University supplied office machines or laptops]

We are currently running EndNote X9. If you have an earlier version (or no version at all) please contact BU IT Services for an upgrade, and to remove the earlier version.

Open Access / Teaching room machines

EndNote X9 is now installed on most of these machines.

Apps Anywhere (Windows 10 required) - use this service for accessing EndNote desktop using your personal non-work machine

This service allows you to access software on and off campus (depending on license restrictions). It can be used with a personal machine. EndNote X9 is available for free both on and off campus. Go to this list of log in services and select AppsAnywhere . 

Macs

Local install [University supplied office machines or laptops]

We are currently running EndNote X9. If you have an earlier version (or no version at all) please contact BU IT Services for an upgrade, and to remove the earlier version.

Note: macOS Catalina will not run versions of EndNote earlier than X9.3

Important update with EndNote X9.3

From version X9.3 onwards, EndNote moved from 32bit to 64bit format. This means that if a user opens a library created on a 32 bit version of EndNote, in a 64 bit version, they will be prompted to convert the library. The original 32bit version will be retained, and a new 64bit version created. The 64bit version however is not backwardly compatible with earlier versions of the EndNote application.