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EndNote 20 (Desktop/Client Versions)

EndNote enables you to move seamlessly through your research process with flexible tools, organizing and sharing your research, creating your bibliography and writing your paper.

What's in this guide

  • The information in this guide refers to EndNote 20 (Desktop/Client version). 
  • Some of the features mentioned are not available in earlier versions of EndNote.
  • Get started creating your library, backing up your library
  • Add References to your library
  • Edit, Organize, Share your bibliography
  • Find Full Text by configuring Endnote to retreive PDFs automatically

About EndNote. Basic vs Advanced

EndNote is a program designed to help you manage your research:  organize references, keep track of PDFs and attachments, search across the content of PDFs, and create citations and bibliographies as you write. 

Marian University offers two different types of EndNote access.

Option1: Basic

EndNote Online (Web) is available to any Marian student, faculty, staff member, who registers with their Marian University e-mail account.

EndNote Online is considered the "basic" EndNote offering. While the features of EndNote Online are basic, it's still perfect for the new-to research and writing student. 

Option 2: Advanced

EndNote 20(Client/Desktop). EndNote x9 is available as a download to your personal computer. Contact Chris Bishop for more information. Additionally, it is available from all campus computers. It is considered the more advanced option of the two, with the primary advantage of holding more storage for references and searching for full text pdf's of your citations.

Comparison - Capacity - Capabilities of EndNote Online vs Endnote x9 (Client/Desktop)

** See the Comparison Chart **

Alternate Option: iPad App

EndNote also has a free app for download, available to iPad users from the iTunes Store. Features include all the standard EndNote web functionality as well as PDF annotation. Click here for more information.