Skip to main content

Citing Sources: EndNote

RefWorks, EndNote and more.

Known Issues

There is a known compatibillity issue for those who are using Word 2016 for Mac. EN is working on an update to allow it to work, and it is supposed to be ready sometime in Sept/Oct. of 2015. A document from EN  is attached that details their advice.

We have communicated this to University of Iowa ITS and they reported that installing Office 2011 is an option if there for those unable to wait for update. Students may visit or contact ITS with questions about Office installation.

Training and Support

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

What is EndNote Desktop?

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

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 from this tab.

EndNote Desktop vs. EndNote Basic

  EndNote Desktop EndNote Basic
Pricing Free for faculty, staff, and graduate students - $113.95 for undergraduate students Free
Reference Storage Unlimited 50,000
Attachment Storage Unlimited 2 GB
Bibliographic Formatting Styles All styles (5,000+) All styles (5,000+)
Reference Sharing Yes Yes
Send references directly from online databases 500+ 500+
Search online resources from within EndNote 6,000+ 1,800+
Formatting in Microsoft Word Yes Yes
One-click 'Find Full Text' Yes No
Automatic reference updating Yes No
Advanced reference organization Yes No


Frequently Asked Questions about EndNote Desktop via the UI Libraries

View the answers to these questions here.

  • How do I move references from RefWorks to EndNote Desktop?
  • Can I install EndNote Desktop at no cost to myself?
  • How can I attach a PDF to my reference?
  • How can I connect to InfoLink through EndNote?
  • How can I make EndNote automatically convert abbreviated journal names to full journal names?
  • How can I find full text articles for my citations?

Hardin Library

Hardin Library
600 Newton Rd.

Iowa City, IA 52242-1098

Website / Blog Page