EndNote is a citation management software developed by Clarivate and site-licensed through Drexel University IT. With EndNote you can...
Endnote version 20 is now available for the Drexel community. A comparison of the features of EndNote X8, EndNote X9 and EndNote 20 can be found at https://endnote.com/product-details/compare-previous-versions.
If you are upgrading to EndNote 20 from an earlier version, please make sure to back up your EndNote library by saving a compressed copy before upgrading to EndNote 20.
Download EndNote 20
For student computers, and personally-owned staff and faculty computers:
Download the EndNote 20 install files from the Drexel IT Secure Software Server (Drexel ID/PW required). First, read the Read Me files, which contain instructions as well as the program license keys. Then open EndNote and install any new updates. The video below walks you through this process.
Do *not* download trial version directly from endnote.com
For university-owned computers:
EndNote Version 20 is available through the Software Center for Windows and the Self-Service for macOS portals
Follow the download instructions in the Software Center and Self-Service portals. Then open EndNote and install any new updates.
You have several options: EndNote Desktop OR EndNote Online OR BOTH!
If you have never used a citation management solution before, Drexel Libraries recommends using EndNote Online to get started.
Users prepared to install the EndNote desktop software will enjoy addtional features of the desktop software, such as automatic downloading of full-text and more collaborative options. A few additional setup steps are required to get the most out of the desktop version, as described elsewhere on this page.
The option to have both an EndNote Online account and an EndNote desktop installation permits the widest number of options for users who want to synchronize their citations between versions.
To use the Find Full Text feature, highlight within EndNote the citations you would like pdfs for, then choose Find Full Text from the References menu.
Any pdfs that are found will be attached to your citations in EndNote. Keep in mind that the Find Full Text tool cannot find every journal article that Drexel Libraries' subscribes to.
When you use EndNote to insert citations into your paper, you see the text of the citations and the reference list – if you print the paper out, that’s exactly what you get. But those citations actually include coding that links to your EndNote library. If you send someone a digital copy of your paper (such as when you submit it via TurnItIn), that coding is going to make your citations appear as gibberish.
So there’s another step that you need to take when you’ve finished your paper –