EndNote is a citation management program that allows you to:
Create and maintain your own searchable database of literature references
Centralize and organize your research information
Insert citations into word processed documents
Format references and bibliographies in a variety of styles
EndNote is available as downloadable software (Desktop version) for PCs and Macs, and as a cloud-based account online.
The Desktop version must be bought, and comes with an online account, but you can also create a free online account (EndNote Basic) that is mostly similar to the online account you would get with EndNote Desktop.
Each user who purchases a license for EndNote Desktop can install their license on up to three of their devices but can not share their license with other users.
March 2017: The screenshots currently in this guide are of EndNote X7, so they may look a bit different from what you have if you've just bought EndNote X8. We're currently looking at EndNote X8, but at this point it seems like most of the functions work the same way as X7 - they're just blue instead of orange.
UPGRADE Notice: If you purchased X8 from UNC Software Acquisition after December 2017, you are eligible to upgrade to X9 for free. All other users that would like to upgrade will need to purchase a new license at full cost ($65). If you are eligible for a free upgrade, email the Software Acquisition Order number, PO number, or Product Key to firstname.lastname@example.org and they can look up the order. To purchase a new license for EndNote, follow the instructions below.
Choose the link for Shop as a Student. If you automatically enter the Ordering Portal, skip to the next step.
Search for EndNote in the search box toward the bottom of the page.
Select EndNote X9 for Windows or OSX depending on your computer type and click Add to Cart on the right side of the page.
When you are ready to check out, click on the Cart icon in the upper right corner next to your name.
The $65 cost for EndNote will be charged to your OneCard expense account. You will need to have the funds available in your OneCard expense account at the time of checkout. You can add funds to your OneCard here.
You will be emailed a downloadable link and the required serial number /product key needed to install.
Note: You cannot use the Endnote iPad app without an Endnote Online account (see our page on Endnote Online here). The Endnote app will only access references that you have synced with your Online account.