The Endnote Referencing desktop software is provided free to all UWA Staff and Students. You can download a copy for your personal computer from the University's Software Centre.
There are just a few things to watch out for when setting up your EndNote desktop software - the most important being to make sure the license file you have downloaded - the License.dat file - is in the same folder as the installation files - ENX9Inst.msi - before starting to install EndNote.
So make sure you download these instructions and follow them to successfully download Endnote from the Software Center.
Mac users please note:
Windows users please note:
View our EndNote FAQ page for more instructions and tips for using EndNote.
EndNote is compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms. For full compatibility details and system requirements, visit http://endnote.com/product-details/compatibility
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.
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 FAQs.
If you have previously used EndNote, view the newest features on the EndNote website.
Anyone can sign up for an EndNote Online Basic account.
It is strongly recommended that you install EndNote Desktop first and then create an EndNote Online account from EndNote Desktop. This will create a fully licensed EndNote Online account which has more features and higher storage limits than the basic account.
For a comparison between EndNote Online Basic and EndNote Online Licensed see http://endnote.com/product-details/basic
1. Go to the Edit menu on the EndNote toolbar and select PREFERENCES.
2. Click on SYNC, and then enter the email address and password for your EndNote Online account. If you wish, you can choose the option to Sync Automatically.
3. Before you sync your EndNote Online account with a desktop library for the first time, you might be prompted to ‘register’ the account. You will be prompted to complete a form with additional information about you (optional).
4. You can now sync references between your EndNote desktop and EndNote Online libraries.
EndNote Desktop version must be installed on every computer where you want to use EndNote Desktop. You will find the Endnote software loaded on all of the University Library and Laboratory computers. As such if you bring have a back-up version of your Endnote Library you can open and add to your library; but will need to keep track of different versions.
The online version of Endnote can be used from any computer connected to the Internet. The desktop and online versions of Endnote can be synchronised; however only one Endnote Library can be synchronised. Functionality within your online version of Endnote is more limited then the desktop version.
Both the online and desktop version provide different options for sharing your library with multiple uses.