Duke OIT has just announced (June 12, 2023) that EndNote 21 is now available. The "Get EndNote from Duke OIT" link will take you to the appropriate place to download the software. Please note that earlier versions of EndNote (e.g., EndNote 20) are not available. The Medical Center Library is currently working on transitioning to EndNote 21. We plan to update this guide, as well as our instructional materials and library classes. In August, we will begin offering library classes using EndNote 21.
EndNote is available for free to all Duke University faculty, staff and students through Duke's Office of Information Technology (Duke OIT).
EndNote, a desktop-based program, is a sophisticated reference management tool. EndNote is most useful for:
Find and eliminate duplicate references
Create Smart Groups to automatically sort your references
Automatically creates references from PDFs stored on your computer
Find Full Text feature searches online for full text of references in your library
Inserting citations into documents and creating bibliographies
Insert citations into word processing documents and PowerPoint presentations
Bibliography automatically created when you insert citations into documents
Create independent bibliographies for grant reports, CVs, etc.
Thousands of bibliographic styles
On a PC:
On a Mac:
Follow these set up steps each time you create a new EndNote library.
To compress your EndNote library:
If you have not already synced your EndNote desktop and online libraries, click the Sync button to sync for the first time. Note: we highly recommend you first create a compressed back up library first (File>Compress Library)
There are two options to share your library: using the group or library share features, or selecting references and exporting them as a .RIS text file that can be imported into another’s EndNote library or other citation management tools like Zotero. You can also create a back-up of your EndNote library by compressing it (file > compress library), which will create a .enlx archived copy of your main EndNote library.
On a PC > Click Edit > Click Preferences
On a Mac > Click EndNote > Click Preferences