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EndNote: Getting started with EndNote20
Use EndNote to gather and organise references for your assignments and projects
EndNote20 is one of many products available to help you store and manage your references. Please see our Reference Management guide for alternative options.
Does EndNote20 work on any device?
EndNote20 is a desktop app and is installed on a single device. The 'library' files must be stored on the actual device to ensure full ongoing functionality - cloud-based servers are not suitable for this purpose as updates may not be synchronised in the same way, potentially leading to corrupted files.
You can also create an EndNote Online account and 'Sync' to this regularly to enable access to your EndNote20 library from other devices.
We strongly recommend using the 'File', 'Save a copy' feature on a regular basis and storing this copy on a different device. This copy is formatted in a different way so can be stored on cloud-based servers.
How to use EndNote20 in 7 minutes
EndNote Training (2020) How to use EndNote20 in seven minutes. Available: https://youtu.be/wg613wuctoMv (Accessed: 10 May 2021).
Accessing EndNote 20 on a university device
Using a student PC on campus?
EndNote desktop is pre-installed on all student PCs on campus.
Login to the device as usual, then search/ browse Apps list for EndNote.
Select 'File' from the menu bar then select either 'Open' to work with your existing library or 'New' to create a new library. For a 'New' library, you will be prompted to save a location. Do not select a cloud option here.
At the end of your session, remember to save your changes:
Either go to 'File' then select 'Save a copy' and choose any appropriate location (including a cloud-based service).
From the menu, select ''Help & support' then 'Library tools'
Copy the product key.
In your browser, go to Clarivate's EndNote Installer page (link below).
Select the relevant installation for EndNote20.
Work through the installation screens, entering the product key and other details, e.g. your name and organisation, when prompted. [We recommend confirming the default folder settings that are suggested.]
Note: this process installs EndNote desktop, the Cite While You Write plugin (for MS Word) and other related files.