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Writing & Publishing Support: EndNote

Information about: citation management, RefWorks, EndNote, citation styles (APA, MLA, etc.), and more

EndNote Description

EndNote is a software application that allows you to find, store, create and share research.


  • A library of citations with links to full-text or PDFs of articles.
  • Bibliographies (a list of references) in any citation style format using Word.


  • Search online databases right from EndNote.
  • Import citations from the Upstate library's resources.

Download EndNote (Upstate users only)

Mac Users with Catalina

With the release of Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Apple will be ending support for 32-bit applications, which will impact EndNote. EndNote will issue an update to address the problem prior to the release of Catalina, but you must have installed EndNote X9 to receive it. If you have not already done so, please download and install X9 from the Library software downloads page.

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Local Configuration Settings

OpenURL Path

In EndNote preferences: Edit --> Preferences --> Find Full Text  The following url is the OpenURL Path:

Proxy Information

Unfortunately, this feature in unavailable to Upstate users as the vendor has chosen not to provide compatibility with the common authentication system the library uses: OpenAthens.

Finding Full Text and PDFs

Once the OpenURL path is configured, select the articles you want to find.  Under References, select Find Full Text to find as many PDFs as the system can automatically find and pull in to EndNote for you.  This feature works best on campus.  Then, for articles Endnote does not automatically find, you can right click on the selected reference, select 'URL', then 'OpenURL Link' to navigate to a page where you can access the full text or request an Interlibrary Loan.

How to use EndNote in 6 minutes (Windows)

How to Use EndNote in 6 Minutes (Mac)

This video provides what you need to give you a fast start on using EndNote for Macintosh users.