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Last Updated: May 17, 2016 URL: http://libguides.library.usyd.edu.au/endnote Print Guide RSS Updates

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Download EndNote

Please note: You can download a copy of EndNote for your home or University computer as long as you are a current student or staff member of the University of Sydney.


OSX Users

If you are a Mac user, please note that Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac (version 15.17 and above) is not automatically compatible with EndNote X7 and earlier versions of  Word 2016 for Mac are not compatible with Endnote.

Once you have downloaded Endnote X7 onto your computer, run it and update the program to X7.5 for Macs when prompted or by clicking on the Endnote Menu and Checking for Updates.

You can update to version 15.19.1 of Word 2016 for Mac from the University of Sydney at this link: Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus 

Video Tutorials

Referencing guides

Need more help with referencing or referencing examples?


Manage Your Research with EndNote!

For more tutorials go to http://endnote.com/training


Get started with EndNote

To start using EndNote, you will first need to download and install the program. Follow the links to the left.

Save the file to your computer, and then run that file to install the program. Accept the default installation paths, and after a few minutes, EndNote will be installed and ready to go.

If you are upgrading from a previous version of EndNote, it is advisable to back up your libraries, any modified output styles, and uninstall the old version of EndNote prior to installing the new version.

If you use OS X, ensure that you have the most recent patches and updates installed for your version of Word. Update Word from the menu item Help - Check For Updates.

If EndNote doesn't work properly in the first instance, check the EndNote Support Forums.

If EndNote is still not working correctly, contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for further assistance.


Sharing EndNote Library attachments with others

Due to the variety of copyright and licensing restrictions that can apply to the redistribution of published material, it can be difficult to determine whether or not each individual attachment in an EndNote library can be shared with others. For this reason the library advices that the safest course of action for you is not to share or distribute EndNote Libraries containing attachments with someone from another institution which does not subscribe to the same databases.

You are still able to share your EndNote Libraries without attachments with collaborators outside the University (see below instructions). You may also talk to your Academic Liaison Librarian.


How to save an EndNote Library without attachments:

  • Open your EndNote library
  • Click on File then choose Compressed Library
  • When the compressed library window opens choose the Without File Attachments option along with any other settings you wish
  • Save the compressed version of the library to your chosen drive
  • If you need to send the compressed EndNote Library via e-mail, attach it as you would any other file

If you are upgrading from a previous version of EndNote, it is advisable to back up your libraries, any modified output styles, and uninstall the old version of EndNote prior to installing the new version.


EndNote Classes

Register for free EndNote training (Current Honours, Postgraduate & HDR students & Staff only)

Undergraduate students, click here for online training if your lecturer requires you to use EndNote. 



    EndNote Online

    Working collaboratively?

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