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Reference Management: Endnote

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Important : EndNote for Mac: macOS Catalina Compatibility

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

Edinburgh Napier is in the process of upgrading our Endnote version to X9.3.2. which is Catalina compatible. Until that happens, our advice is not to upgrade your personal Apple devices to Catalina if you are using Endnote from the university network.

Nov 2019

What is Endnote?

EndNote X9 Desktop

The full version of Endnote, known as Endnote Desktop, is available from on campus computers via Apps Anywhere. Off campus access is via the university's Virtual Desktop Service or it can be downloaded from the Software Download Service onto personal computers (Win and Mac).
This version has:

  • Greater storage [5MB of files; 2MB in the online version]
  • An unlimited number of references can be stored [50,0000 in the online version]; and more styles, filters and connection files are available.

Accessing EndNote  Desktop-  see our user guide on the right of this box for full access details


EndNote Online

EndNote Online, (also known as EndNote Basic), is web-based reference management software. Use it to build a personal collection of references and create reference lists in your required citation style.

It can help take the stress out of referencing by letting you:

  • Import references directly from databases and library catalogues, or manually add them.

  • Store article PDFs, images and objects beside your references.

  • Organise and search for references in your personal library.

  • Add citations to your word-processed document as you write

  • Create your reference list in a range of citation styles.

  • Includes EndNote customisations made by Edinburgh Napier. e.g. Local referencing styles.

Access EndNote Online : 


Compare EndNote Desktop and EndNote Basic