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EndNote x8: Intro

A guide to using EndNote, your new favorite citation manager!

New version of EndNote

Gumberg  Library currently supports EndNote X8. Users who upgrade to X9 will need to rely on EndNote Technical Support for help until we are ready to support X9. We will post updates to this guide.

EndNote Guide

Welcome to Gumberg Library's EndNote Guide. EndNote's citation management software is a useful tool for organizing references and creating bibliographies. It is available for free to all Duquesne University users.

Not sure if EndNote is for you? Watch this introductory video to find out how EndNote can be used in your research!

View our webinar for a basic overview of EndNote, including a tour of EndNote and demonstrations on downloading citations from the databases and using the Microsoft Word plug-in. Plus, learn how to get EndNote assistance!


EndNote has many features that will assist you during the research project, including:

  • Downloading citations from our databases
  • Creating bibliographies in over 5,000 styles
  • Generating in-text citations within your Word document
  • Attaching full text articles to your citations
  • Annotating attached PDFs
  • Syncing references to access from any computer
  • Sharing references with other users


Beginning July 1st, you will need to adjust your Find Full Text preferences in order to continue searching our databases for full text copies to download and attach to your citations.

PC Users: Go to Edit > Preferences > Find Full Text

Mac Users: Go to EndNote > Preferences > Find Full Text

Change the OpenURL to as seen below.

Change the Authenticate With URL to as seen below.

New Open URL

Check Back Soon for EndNote Workshops!

Check back soon for more EndNote workshop dates!

Need help now? Watch the "Exploring EndNote" webinar in this guide or Ask a Librarian to get help from Gumberg!

Guide Author

This guide was originally created by Michael Janakis, MLIS Spring 2017 and is currently maintained by Kelsey O'Rourke, MLIS.