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