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EndNote for Mac

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 X9, 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
  • EndNote libraries with EndNote X9 version will not be compatible with older versions of EndNote. If you need to use your EndNote library in a computer with a X9 version and another computer with an older version of EndNote, you should update the older EndNote version to EndNote X9.

Note: The IT Service Desk does not provide installation or ongoing support for EndNote on personal devices.

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 X9 software

  • Students: log in to Blackboard first. From the Blackboard homepage, find the Student Links, select AUT_DOWNLOAD_ORG to go to the AUT Software Download page. Under the heading EndNote X9 MAC, download 4 files according to the instruction on the page.

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 Install on your personal Mac computer

  • Follow the on-screen instructions
  • Make sure that you download the four files in the following order:


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

Open an Existing Library with a version lower than EndNote X9.3 or later versions

When opening an existing EndNote library with a version lower than X9.3 or later versions, you may encounter a message as seen below asking you to convert your library. Click OK to create a converted library that will work in X9.3 and later versions


  • Save the converted library (the file name will include "-converted" generated by EndNote) to the same location of your existing library
  • Check and ensure the converted library works as it should be (it should have a data folder with the same file name and PDF documents in your library should be able to read, etc.). Close the library
  • Delete your original library and its data folder
  • Remove "-converted" from the file name of the converted library and its data folder to ensure both file names are exactly the same as the original library


System requirements

Word compatibility

 Office 365 (desktop version)


 Word 2019


 Word 2016



APA style files

The latest APA style edition is the 7th edition. However, you paper may still use the APA 6th edition for citing references. Please check your paper guidelines or assignment requirements to ensure the right APA edition is used in your assignments. If unsure, please clarify with your lecturers. 

APA 7th users: select APA 7th from the style selection menu. 

 APA 6th users: select APA 6th - AUTX8, the version customised for AUT's environment from the style selection menu.

After you have installed EndNote (the latest version is EndNote X9), If APA 7th or APA 6th - AUTX8 does not appear in the dropdown styles menu or Select Another Style list you can install it manually.

Manually download APA 7th or APA 6th - AUT X8 style

  • Download APA 6th - AUT X8.ens style file (link below)
  • Double click this file to open in EndNote 
  • In EndNote go to File > Save As > Save
  • File Menu > Close Style
  • Quit EndNote  
  • Open EndNote and click the dropdown styles menu to select APA 6th - AUT X8 style

Turabian 9th Footnote - AUT X9 and Harvard - AUT X9

AUT Library also provides customised Turabian Footnote 9th edition style and Harvard style for AUT students and staff. 

After you have installed EndNote, If Turabian 9th Footnote - AUTX9 or Harvard style does not appear in the dropdown styles menu or Select Another Style list you can install it manually.

  • Download Turabian 9th Footnote - AUT X9.ens or Harvard style file (link below)
  • Double click this file to open in EndNote 
  • In EndNote go to File > Save As > Save
  • File Menu > Close Style
  • Quit EndNote  
  • Open EndNote and click the dropdown styles menu to select the style you downloaded