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EPSC233 Earth and Life History

Using EndNote to cite our references

EndNote

You can use EndNote to search online information resources, such as the McGill Library Catalogue or Databases A-Z, and import references into your own personal database. This database, which is fully searchable, can then be used to generate reference lists and bibliographies for publications, assignments and reports.

With our university-wide site license for these software packages, McGill students, faculty, and staff can download them free of charge.

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Download EndNote

Windows users installing EndNote X9: Please consult the FAQ entry on downloading EndNote X9.

To download older versions of EndNote, visit our knowledge base.

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

EndNote Online, which is accessed and used on the web, is also available to the McGill community.

EndNote Online (Web) 

EndNote Online can be used alone or in tandem with the desktop version. Users can import references from online databases and catalogues, organize references in folders and store them online, and transfer references directly between the web and desktop versions of EndNote. In addition, the web-based version allows you to share folders, enabling collaboration with colleagues.

To sign up for an account on EndNote Online:

  1. Go to www.myendnoteweb.com.

    NOTE: to create the account, you must sign in from a computer on the McGill campus, sign in to your McGill account, or activate your off-campus connection (VPN).

  2. Click on Sign Up
  3. Enter the required information into the mandatory fields, marked with an asterisk (*). Take note of the password guidelines!

All subsequent logins require your email address and this new password.

Your EndNote Online account grants roaming access to your references from any computer with an internet connection for one year after your last log-in from a computer on the McGill network.

Mac users update to Endnote X9.3

Mac users update to EndNote X9.3

Apple has released two new operating systems, Catalina and Big Sur. These new operating systems are incompatible with older versions of EndNote. EndNote has released an update to solve this problem. Ideally, you should manually install the update BEFORE you update to Catalina or Big Sur. To do so:

  • Make sure you have EndNote X9.2 already installed. To check which version you are using:
    • Open EndNote
    • Click on EndNote X9 menu on the top left of the page
    • The first line should say About EndNote X9.2
  • Download the EndNote X9.3 update here: EndNote X9.3.1 Update Installer.zip
  • Quit EndNote and run the downloaded file. 

Please note that when you open an existing library in X9.3 and later for Mac, it will create a converted version for use with this new database engine.

If you have already upgraded to Catalina or Big Sur before updating your EndNote program to EndNote X9.3.1, the EndNote app will be disabled in the Applications folder. To fix this, you will need to reinstall the EndNote X9 version with the latest update (EndNote X9.3.1) (click on the Download for Mac button). 

If you are using EndNote X9 but not EndNote X9.2, please update. To update:

  • With Endnote open, click Endnote X9 menu button
  • Click Check for Updates…
  • Install update

If you are using an older version of EndNote (such as EndNote X8 or earlier) you will need to install EndNote X9. To install EndNote X9, click on the Download for Mac button. Once installed, you will want to check that you are using EndNote X9.2 using the steps above.

Once you have EndNote X9.2 installed, you will need to uninstall your older version of EndNote. To uninstall:

  • Open the older version of EndNote
  • Click on EndNote X# (whatever version you have) menu button
  • Click Customizer…
  • Click Uninstall

For further information about this update:

Please watch this space for any updates, and if you have any questions or need help updating your EndNote, you can email us.

EndNote workshop handout

EndNote 20 workshop handout

Citation Management FAQ

FAQ FOR CITATION MANAGEMENT QUESTIONS

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.

You can type your question below, or access the full FAQ at http://mcgill.libanswers.com/citation.  We welcome your feedback!

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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

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.

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