EndNote is reference management software with features to—
Synchronize your references between up to three of your personal computers, an online library, and your iPad, through EndNote sync. (You must be the owner and user of all three computers.)
Share your references with collaborators through EndNote sync.
Use your references in word-processing documents to create formatted citations and bibliographies or independent reference lists.
EndNote libraries are made up of two parts: the .enl file and the .data folder. These two parts must be kept together, both are needed for the library to work correctly.
EndNote libraries should be kept on your computer's hard drive. Storing and editing libraries on a network drive can lead to corruption and performance issues.
EndNote libraries should never be stored in cloud-syncing folders such as DropBox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, etc. Syncing folders corrupt EndNote libraries over time.
in order for you to be able to access articles that are linked to in the URL field in EndNote from off campus, add the following before the persistent link: http://rlib.pace.edu/login?url=
We have a tool to help you create a persistent URL that will work from off-campus; follow this link:
Note: Even though the persistent link builder tool says it is for Blackboard, it will also work for URLs in EndNote. When including a URL in your APA formatted bibliography, you will need to remove the http://rlib.pace.edu/login?url= prefix
The instructions in this LibGuide are for Windows PC users. Features may work slightly different depending on which browser you use. Most of them will work the same on a Mac, however, you may encounter differences when exporting into EndNote from some databases.
EndNote X8 user guides for WINDOWS and MAC are available at:
There are also many excellent training videos available from the EndNote site at:
Printable guides and training videos for Endnote X9 are not yet available
Check out these PowerPoint presentations by our Sam Kim for great step-by-step visual instructions on how to export records from numerous Library database platforms including PubMed and Ebsco (CINAHL):
Many library databases include an option to export records directly to EndNote without having to save the records and then import them. See tabs above for instructions for specific databases/interfaces.
According to the APA 6 Publication Manual, "In titles of books and articles in reference lists, capitalize only the first word, the first word after a colon or em dash, and proper nouns."
The default APA 6th Output Style in EndNote does not automatically do this. By downloading the APA 6th - Sentence Case Output Style you can have EndNote make the first two changes automatically. It is not programmed to automatically recognize proper nouns or acronyms.
See the Changing Case Preferences instructions on this page for how to create a personalized list of exceptions to the sentence case rule so EndNote will not make certain names and words and acronyms lower case.
You can replace abbreviated journal titles in PubMed records in EndNote with the full journal names as required in APA format by importing a list of journal titles from EndNote.
Watch our quick video: https://youtu.be/ZKXU_Nwu5pU
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This LibGuide does not include instructions for using EndNote with Word.
To get started with EndNote's Cite While You Write feature, see section VIII of the EndNote "Guided Tour" User manuals at
We have encountered some issues with CWYW tools not appearing in Word. EndNote has addressed this on their Support site: