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Help page for EndNote bibliographic management software

About EndNote

EndNote is reference management software, with features to:

  • Keep all your references and pdf's in a searchable personal library
  • Synchronize your references between your desktop, laptop, and iPad
  • 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

Check out the EndNote Training Videos on YouTube:

Bunch Library has created additional training materials and videos on the tabs across the top of the page. 

**After installation, be sure to carefully go through the Create/Organize Library tab in order to set up the software to work properly!** 


Clarivate (the team behind EndNote) has created a research guide of their own about using their product. This guide also has tutorials and other resources for navigating the tool from the EndNote Team!

Installing EndNote

Faculty and graduate students may install EndNote Desktop on their computers. Instructions are posted in MyBelmont, under Academic Resources. 

Already have EndNote installed? Current users may upgrade to EndNote 21 using the new installer and product key posted to MyBelmont. (9/12/23). Before upgrading, EndNote recommends backing up your existing library and uninstalling earlier versions. 

Undergraduate students may register for a free EndNote Basic account at

How to use EndNote 21 in 7 minutes (Windows)

How to use EndNote 21 in 7 minutes (MacOS)

What's new in EndNote 21?

What’s new in EndNote 21?

  • Data Restoration: If the unthinkable happens, EndNote 21 has got your back. You can restore your EndNote library with a new data restoration function, ensuring your research is not lost. Single reference restoration allows you to compare and restore previous versions of individual references. 
  • Stay Organized with Tags: Add tags to references and customize the color and name of the tags. Tags will be visible to anyone you share your library with.
  • Cite While You Write (CWYW) for Google Docs: CWYW is now available for Google Docs™ via Google Workspace Marketplace, making it easier to write your next paper and to collaborate on documents with colleagues.
  • A New EndNote Web Interface: Access your research anytime, anywhere from the cloud - sync seamlessly between your desktop, online, and the iPad app.

Best Practices

EndNote is best used as a software with the Microsoft Word App/Desktop Version. To use EndNote most effectively, we recommend: 

  • Begin a document in Word online in OneDrive â€‹

  • Close the online document and open it in the Word App/Desktop version on your desktop​

  • Use the Word App/Desktop version to utilize EndNote's Cite While You Write feature


Need help?

If you need more help with EndNote, make an appointment with the a librarian with EndNote expertise. 

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