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EndNote: EndNote Desktop

Who Can Download EndNote


UWA staff and students can download EndNote X8 from the UWA Software Download site onto their personal machines for free. EndNote is available on all UWA subject library computers. 

Mac users please note:

  • EndNote X8 will only work on machines running MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite) and above. For older operating systems, you will need to continue using EndNote X7. Both versions of EndNote can be downloaded from the UWA Software Download site.
  • If you upgrade your machine to MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) EndNote X7 will no longer work.  You will have to uninstall EndNote X7 and install EndNote X8.  You will also need Word 15.30 or higher to use Cite While You Write.

Windows users please note:

  • the download option on the UWA Software Download site may not work using Internet Explorer, but will work using Firefox or Chrome.

For instructions on how to install the UWA-licensed EndNote software, visit:
Instructions for downloading and installing UWA-licensed EndNote for Windows
Instructions for downloading and installing UWA-licensed EndNote for Mac

View our EndNote FAQ page for more instructions and tips for using EndNote. Our EndNote FAQ page will be updated regularly with answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

System Requirements and Compatibility

EndNote is compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms. For full compatibility details and system requirements, visit

EndNote is compatible with Office 2013 and 2016.  

For more information regarding compatibility with the various versions of Word see the EndNote Knowledge Base entry Office 2013/2016 Compatibility.

Upgrading EndNote from an Earlier Version

It is recommended that you uninstall earlier versions of EndNote before upgrading. Make sure to first back up your libraries, styles, import filters or connection files. If you are currently working on a Word document using your EndNote library, it is suggested that you unformat the document before upgrading EndNote.

If you need more information on uninstalling and installing, check out the EndNote window icon

If you have previously used EndNote, check out the newest features on the EndNote website.