If you are collecting references for a project, looking for information on how to cite within a particular discipline, or interested in using software to collect and automatically format your in-text citations and bibliography in the proper citation style, the following pages may be of use:
If you are writing a paper for a course, ask your professors what citation style they recommend. If you are publishing a journal article in the health sciences, consult the instructions for authors database or the journal website to find out what citation style they require your references to be formatted in.
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 and Catalina.
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.
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 OS Mojave.
EndNote is installed on all library computers as well as other locations on campus.
This FAQ is set up to accept natural language questions and to get you to the answer to your question as quickly as possible. For now, the FAQ is limited to questions related to EndNote, but this will be expanded in the future.
Here are the steps I usually take when tracking down full-text articles.
First, I like to perform these steps with VPN running in the background if off campus, for Google or Google Scholar in particular (please note that this option was not available in the early stages of the closure due to the pandemic but should be working again; VPN may not be a viable option behind hospital firewalls though).
Given I use EndNote to collect my references (or other citation management software, if the option is available):
If that doesn't work or you don't use EndNote: