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EndNote for PC

A comprehensive guide to the reference management software EndNote.

Get the software

Access EndNote from campus computers

Students:

  • EndNote is available in Tech Central computers on campus 
  • When you use an AUT computer on campus, save your library temporarily to C drive: C:\Users\Username\Document

Staff:

  • Staff will find EndNote on their office computer. If the version is earlier than EndNote X9, you may download the EndNote X9 from Software Center (find software Center from your computer menu bar, locate EndNote X9.3.1. and follow the instruction to download the software to your work computer) 

Download for off-campus use

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

Read this before downloading EndNote X9

  • 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 the latest EndNote X9 version

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

  • Download EndNote X9 from the IT Downloads page.
    • You need your AUT network login to visit this web page.

 Install EndNote to 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
  • Save the EndNote library on your computer's local hard drive. Storing and editing libraries on a network drive can lead to corruption and performance issues
  • When EndNote is downloaded to your computer, follow the prompt to update it to the latest version X9.3.3
  • You do not need to create an EndNote Online account at this point
  • Do NOT upgrade to EndNote v. 20

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 the file names are exactly the same as the original library

System requirements

Word compatibility

 Office 365 (desktop version)

  Yes

 Word 2019

  Yes

 Word 2016

Yes

 Word 2013

Yes

 Word 2010

Yes

 

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

APA 7th style files

The latest APA style edition is the 7th edition. You can find and select APA 7th from the style selection menu first:

 

Can't find the APA 7th style in your EndNote?

After you have installed EndNote, If APA 7th style file does not appear in the Select Another Style list, you can install it manually.

  • Right click APA 7th.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 X9\Styles and Paste the file. Ignore underscores that may appear in the file name and link as described in the next step
  • You may check whether the style folder is currently linked to your library. On EndNote, go to Edit > Preferences > Folder Locations > Style folder

           

  • If the style folder is not C:\Program Files (X86)\EndNote X9\Styles that you have just pasted the APA 7th style file in, click Select Folder to locate this folder

‚ÄčNote: The location of the Styles folder can vary depending on the configuration of your device. 

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. These styles are available for downloading: 

  • Right click Turabian 9th Footnote - AUT X9.ens or Harvard - AUT X9.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 X9\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