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Bibliographic Tools and Styles: EndNote

What is EndNote?

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a reference management solution with both a desktop and online component. When used on the desktop, it may be called “EndNote desktop” or “EndNote on the desktop.” When used online, it may be called “EndNote online.” Millions of researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians use EndNote to search online bibliographic databases, organize their references, images and PDFs in any language, and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies or using index cards to organize their references, they do it the easy way by using EndNote and EndNote Online.

Why use a web-based research management system like EndNote Online?

EndNote Online (also known as EndNote Basic) is a web-based service designed to help students and researchers through the process of writing a research paper. Students can organize their references for citing in papers. Professional researchers and graduate students can use EndNote Online as the perfect complement to EndNote and other desktop writing tools, as well as storing references between ISI Web of Knowledge search sessions.
Create a free EndNote Online account (off-campus users will also be prompted for their eRaider).


Important Information for Mac Users

As you may be aware, Apple has released macOS Catalina. Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support with this release, which will impact EndNote. 

EndNote 20 is compatible with Catalina. Check for EndNote 20 updates here.

EndNote X9 for macOS has been updated for compatibility with Catalina. If you already have EndNote X9, please install all updates as they become available to avoid interruption in your workflow. You can access the updates here.

If you are running EndNote X8 or earlier, we recommend upgrading to the latest version available (EndNote 20) as based on early information from Apple, your current version will not work with macOS Catalina. Alternately, you may keep working on your current macOS version. 

For more details, please visit

EndNote 20 (Desktop) Installation Instructions

Before Installation

  • If you are installing on a TTUHSC El Paso-owned computer and you are not an administrator (this is common) then you will need to contact TTUHSC El Paso IT or your departmental IT staff to complete the installation.

  • If you have already installed a free trial version of EndNote, you must uninstall it before proceeding.
  • After installation, expect additional EndNote updates to download and install.


  • Use your TTUHSC eRaider to log in and obtain the product key.
  • Download and run the EndNote installer. Enter the product key when prompted.

Tutorial Guides and Handouts


  • Adding a New Reference   Windows | macOS
    This quick reference guide highlights the New Reference window's various parts in EndNote 20 and provides data entry tips.

  • Edit & Manage Citation(s)   Windows | macOS
    This quick reference guide outlines the steps involved when customizing the appearance of an in-text citation.

  • Insert Citation   Windows | macOS
    This quick reference guide shows how to find and insert references from your EndNote library while staying in Microsoft Word.

  • Library Overview   Windows | macOS
    This quick reference guide highlights the various components that comprise the EndNote 20 library window.

  • Library Sharing   Windows | macOS
    This quick reference guide gives a tour of the Sharing window in EndNote 20.

  • Library Syncing   Windows | macOS
    This quick reference guides walks through configuring EndNote Sync.

Handouts and Brochures

Check out these Tutorials

    EndNote 20 Training Videos:




Need Help?

EndNote Technical Support:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern (GMT -5)
+1-800-336-4474, press 4

For training contact:


Corina Bustillos, MSLS, MSLT, AHIP
MEB Library Room 2100
(915) 215-4313 |