Skip to Main Content

EndNote Essentials-How to Guide (Biomedical)

Adding APA 7th citation style to EndNote

Key Points for all users

Whether you have a mac or a PC, remember...

  • Don't save your library to any shared network folder or cloud location e.g. OneDrive, iCloud etc.
  • Use Mozilla Firefox as your browser to enable Direct Export (automatic downloads) of references from electronic databases (PubMed, Web of Science, etc.) to your EndNote library.
  • Mac users: make sure your version of Word is 16.xx (you can download from IT knowledgebase)
  • Keep your .enl and .Data files together – don’t save/move them to different places on your computer

  • Import journal terms lists when you create a new library
  • To import citations from databases, look for a button/link that says Export, Cite, Citation Tools etc. Each database uses different terms for this function – click around!
    • When importing citations from databases, if you cannot find a specific EndNote option, select .RIS file
      Don’t make any changes to your citations in your Word doc. Edit, delete, move using tools in CWYW tab or in your library
  • To have EndNote look for the fulltext of articles for you: Preferences-> Find Full Text Option-> Add OpenURL Path & Authenticate with

EndNote can be tricky – ask for help from the citations committee or your liaison librarian!

Endnote tech support can also be helpful:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern (GMT -5)
+1-800-336-4474, press 4

Email us for citation help!

Download EndNote!

McGill students and staff may download EndNote free of charge onto their personal computers at home or at the university.

EndNote 20 for Mac is compatible with Big Sur, Catalina, and Monterey. Make sure to update to 20.2.

EndNote 20 is not compatible with Ventura (the most current macOS as of end of October). EndNote is currently doing compatibility testing and will update their compatibility page when the testing is complete.

Download EndNote 20 for PC Download EndNote 20 for Mac
Older versions: 

If you have a Mac, please see this notification FIRST. If you prefer the older version and have Big Sur, please use the EndNote OS Catalina download.

Download EndNote X9 for PC Download EndNote X9 for Catalina and Big Sur
Download EndNote X9 for Mojave

If you are not sure which OS you have, please click here. Mac users with older operating systems (High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, etc.) download EndNote X9 Mojave.

EndNote is installed on all library computers as well as other locations on campus.

McGill LibraryQuestions? Ask us!
Privacy notice