Important: EndNote Mac Users!

You may have heard that the new Mac OS Catalina (coming fall 2019) will not support 32-bit applications. This includes EndNote X8 (and previous versions). If you are a Mac user with EndNote X8, you should:

  • Keep using EndNote X8 on your current operating system


  • Upgrade to EndNote X9 before upgrading your operating system to Catalina.


Please see EndNote's website for more information, including a 50% discount on EndNote X9.3. (FAS affiliates can download EndNote X9 for free from the FAS downloads page.)

Note (August 1, 2019): EndNote X9.3 is the version that will work with Catalina. They expect to make it available before Catalina is released.

What is EndNote?

EndNote is probably the most sophisticated of the citation tool options. The user interface is highly customizable and very robust. However, it may take a bit longer to learn than other tools and the most full-featured version usually costs money, but there's an educational discount for Harvard students.

Strengths of EndNote

  • Can handle large collections of citations
  • Has unlimited storage space
  • Many library databases offer a direct export option for EndNote
  • Has professional technical support
  • PDFs can be viewed and annotated directly in EndNote
  • Especially good for life sciences

Getting Started with EndNote

All Harvard:

* Users with a Harvard ID can purchase EndNote at a discount through HUIT's third-party web store managed by OntheHub network.

* Anyone can try EndNote without purchase using their 30-day trial.

FAS affiliates:

* FAS students, faculty, and staff can download EndNote free of charge from the FAS software downloads page.

EndNote at Harvard

EndNote and HOLLIS
Import (add) citations from HOLLIS.

Setting up Find Full Text
Configure EndNote to find full text articles through Harvard's online systems.

Setting up OpenURL
Configure EndNote to link from references to full text articles through Find It @ Harvard.

EndNote Classes at Harvard


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (LONGWOOD MEDICAL AREA)
Chan School of Public Health- Kresge 200
No registration required


Getting Help with EndNote

EndNote offers excellent support tools. There are video tutorials and webinars for task-based support, and a thorough technical question FAQ. EndNote also maintains an extensive knowledge base that can be mined for answers to more obscure problems.

See EndNote Help in our supplementary EndNote guide for specific links and tips, or contact Harvard librarians through the Citation Tools help form.