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EndNote for PC

A comprehensive guide to the reference management software EndNote.

Get the software

Access from campus computers

  • EndNote is available on student computers on campus 
  • Staff will find EndNote on their office computer. If the version is earlier than EndNote X8, staff should request an update by logging a job on ICT Service Now 

Download for off-campus use

  • One copy of EndNote can be installed on personal computers or laptops

Uninstall previous versions of EndNote

  • Make a backup copy of any existing EndNote libraries and save them to external storage
  • Uninstall EndNote from your computer

Get the EndNote X8 software

  • Students should log in to Blackboard and from Student Links select AUT Software Downloads 

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 Install on your personal computer

  • Follow the on-screen instructions
  • If you are unable to proceed past the installer download, right-click the installer file in the downloads folder and select Run as administrator. Still unsuccessful? Check your firewall/security settings

System requirements

EndNote works across Mac and Windows platforms, and with the versions listed in this table.  

EndNote X8

EndNote X8

 Word 2019


 Word 2019


 Word 2016


 Word 2016


 Word 2013


 Word 2011


 Word 2010


 Word 2008


 Word 2007




  • EndNote's Cite While You Write (CWYW) functionality is enabled by an EndNote X8 tab automatically added to the Word ribbon when EndNote is downloaded
  • If this tab is not visible check the EndNote X8 tab section for instructions or go to this help page

APA 6th - AUT X8 style file

To get EndNote to generate APA-compliant references the style selector should be set to APA 6th - AUTX8, the version customised for AUT's environment

Manually download APA 6th - X8 style

If APA 6th - AUTX8 does not appear in the drop-down list you can install it manually

  • Right click APA 6th - AUTX8.ens style file (see below)
  • Choose Save link as ...  and save to desktop
  • Right-click, then <Ctrl + C> to copy
  • Navigate to  C:\Program Files (X86)\EndNote X8\Styles and Paste the file. Ignore underscores that may appear in the file name and link as described in the next step
  • To link the style to your library, open EndNote, go to Edit > Preferences > Folder > Locations > Style folder > Select Folder, selecting the folder into which you have just pasted the .ens file

‚ÄčNote: The location of the Styles folder can vary depending on the configuration of your device. Contact your Liaison Librarian if you need help