EndNote is a software program that allows users to search, retrieve, and store reference citations from bibliographic databases such as PubMed, Medline, CINAHL, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and more, as well as library catalogs such as CLIO and WorldCAT. It can generate bibliographies, reading lists, and footnotes in many citation styles, and works with Microsoft Word, enabling users to add and format their citations as they write their papers. EndNote is available for download from the library.
Columbia University makes EndNote available to all current students, faculty, and staff, free of charge with a valid Columbia University UNI and password. The current version available is EndNote X9. Clicking on the links below will take you to a log-in page - enter your UNI and password to begin the download.
Note: Windows users must have both the installer and the license file in the same folder for the install to work. Save both files to a folder first, then run the .msi download. Accept all default settings and, if prompted, agree to the terms of the license.
Download License File (required for Windows version) ** download to a folder on your computer, do not change the file name, then download the installer to the same location **
Download Windows Version ** download to the same folder as the license file, do not change the file name, and then run the installer **
If you see a window asking for a license key, then the two Windows files were not downloaded to the same folder before running the installer. Delete any downloaded files - any copies of the installer or license file - and uninstall EndNote. Then restart the computer. Come back to this page and download both files to the same folder, do not change the file names, and then run the installer.
The download linked below should automatically update to X9.3.1, which is compatible with macOS Catalina. If it does not open automatically, double-click on the downloaded .dmg file. An installer will appear on your desktop. Drag the EndNote folder to your Applications folder in your Hard Drive. It may take a couple of minutes for the files to copy completely. The first time you click on the EndNote icon in its folder in Applications, you will be walked through a setup process. Accept the default settings and agree to the terms of the license.
To access previous versions of EndNote, see this page from the Morningside campus libraries: https://library.columbia.edu/services/citation-management.html
EndNote Technical Support
EndNote Support by phone: 1-800-336-4474
Register an Account
To register for an EndNote web account, go to endnote.com, click on “Login” in upper right, then “Create an account.” This has to be done on campus so that EndNote will recognize your Columbia IP address.
Find Full-Text Settings
To use the Find Full Text tool to search all of Columbia University's subscribed electronic resources the OpenURL and proxy information will need to be edited.
- Go to Edit >> Preferences >> Find Full Text
- Select all databases
- Enter the OpenURL and proxy as shown below
- Go to Endnote >> Preferences >> Find Full Text
- Select all databases
- Enter the Open URL and proxy as shown below
Upgrading from a Previous Version
While it is not required, it is best to uninstall older versions of EndNote before you install a new one. Before you begin, be sure to back up custom styles, filters, connection files, and databases.
Windows: Uninstall your older EndNote by going to Start -> Programs -> EndNote -> Uninstall EndNote. Any filters or styles you may have created under a new name will be saved in the appropriate folders of the older version, which will otherwise be empty. You can put them into the appropriate folders of your newly installed version.
Macintosh: Uninstall your older EndNote versions by opening EndNote, going to the EndNote menu, selecting "Customizer" and then "Uninstall." Be sure to pull out any filters or styles you may have created or edited before you drag the EndNote folder to the trash. You can put them back in the appropriate folders of your new installed EndNote program.
EndNote can also be accessed via the EndNote for iPad app. For more information also see our mobile applications page.