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Citation Management Programs: EndNote Desktop

This guide contains information about different resources to use when you need to manage citations.

What is EndNote Desktop?

EndNote Desktop is a client-based bibliographic management software program for organizing and formatting citations for publication.

Training and Support

If you have any questions or need assistance with EndNote Desktop, please Ask a Librarian or use the links below.

Known Issues

4/24/2017: Max iCloud users: EndNote libraries are corrupted when they are backed up to iCloud. Solution: move your EN library (including both the .enl and .data folders) to a new folder in your Home folder.

2/8/2017: EndNote Online Search error: "Host refused connection"

If you receive the following error message: "Host refused connection at TCP level", you need to make changes to your settings. Here are some instructions.

How to get EndNote Desktop?

Please note that EndNote Desktop is available for free to faculty, staff, and graduate students only. Undergraduates will need to use EndNote Basic, purchase EndNote from the University Bookstore, or choose another citation management program.

Ask a Librarian

Librarians are available to help you with your questions. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have regarding citation styles, citation management, etc.

Use the chat box below, contact your subject specialist librarian or Ask a Librarian for more options.

Frequently Asked Questions