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EndNote

EndNote is an electronic reference management application that allows you to quickly generate citations and bibliographies.  With its Cite While You Write integration with Word, Pages, and Open Office Writer, and its 3,900+ styles to choose from, EndNote makes bibliographies easy. 

EndNote is available to the DePaul students, faculty, and staff to use when writing academic papers.  It is available in all computer labs and for your personal computers as a free download.   Versions are available for both Windows and Mac computers.

Download and Install Instructions

Windows

  1. Students: visit labdrive.depaul.edu Faculty and Staff: visit webdrive.depaul.edu
  2. Log in with your Campus Connect username and password
  3. Students: Navigate through the folders to: W > Software > Student > Windows > EndNote   Faculty & Staff: Navigate through the folders to: W > Software > Faculty-Staff > Windows > EndNote
  4. Select the EndNote Installer file and click the blue Download button
  5. Find the downloaded EndNote x7 Installer in your Downloads folder, or wherever your computer saves downloaded files.  Right-click the downloaded EndNote zip file and select Extract All
  6. Open the extracted folder and double-click on the ENX7Inst.msi 
  7. Continue through the installer prompts to complete the installation

Troubleshooting

  • If you are prompted during the installation to enter a product key, you probably skipped step 5.  If you do not extract the zip file before opening the installation file, EndNote will not recognize the license key.  If this happens, go back to step 5.
  • Other questions?  Contact the TSC Help Desk.

Mac

  1. Students: visit labdrive.depaul.edu Faculty and Staff: visit webdrive.depaul.edu
  2. Log in with your Campus Connect username and password
  3. Students: Navigate through the folders to: W > Software > Student > Mac > EndNote   Faculty & Staff: Navigate through the folders to: W > Software > Faculty-Staff > Mac > EndNote
  4. Select the EndNote Installer file and click the blue Download button
  5. A window will appear asking you to save the installer file. Click Save File.
  6. Find the downloaded EndNote x7 Installer in your Downloads folder or wherever your computer saves downloaded files. Double click the file.
  7. In the installation window that opens, drag the EndNote x7 folder to the Applications folder. EndNote will walk you through the process to accept the license terms and install the application.
Questions? Contact the TSC Help Desk.

Getting Started with EndNote X7

EndNote X7 Overview

Get started with this quick video introduction​ to EndNote.

Using DePaul Library Databases with EndNote

Save time by importing references directly from the DePaul library databases​.  Bear in mind that our setup here at DePaul requires you to search in a database and then export your citations into EndNote. You cannot open EndNote and access our database subscriptions directly. 
  1. Start by searching the Library database for articles to cite.  Please ask a librarian if you would like assistance with using a particular database.​
  2. Once an article has been selected, navigate to the top right hand corner of the webpage. Click the Cite/Export link. 
  3. Then, click Export to EndNote / Reference Manager
  4. EndNote will open with your article fully cited and ready to use in your research. ​

Alternatives to EndNote

Zotero

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.  It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.    It's also possible to take advantage of the best features of each, or to share Zotero libraries with colleagues using EndNote or vice versa. Both programs can read and write a standard citation file format called RIS, which means references can be converted back and forth. For more information and instructions visit Zotero.

Microsoft Word Citations and Bibliography Tools

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Microsoft Word has its own citation and bibliography generation tool.  Although it is not as powerful and flexible as EndNote or Zotero, the fact that it is built right into your word processor makes it easy and convenient to use.  

Create a Bibliography in Word  (Windows)

Create a Bibliography in Word  (Mac)