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Bibliographic Tools and Styles: EndNote

What is EndNote?

What is EndNote?
EndNote is a reference management software that allows you to:
  • Organize all your reference materials in a searchable personal library.
  • Use the EndNote sync command to synchronize your references in up to three personal computers, your EndNote web library, and an IPad or IPhone.  (You must own and be a user on all three computers)
  • Share a designated synced library with up to 400 co-authors and colleagues.
  • Easily cite your references and create formatted citations, bibliographies, or independent reference lists.

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

EndNote Online (also known as EndNote Web) 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.

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 |