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EndNote: Intro

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

EndNote 21

The newest version of EndNote is available for download. Please note:

  • EndNote 21 looks and functions very similarly to the previous version, EndNote 20
  • Videos, tutorials, or resources on this guide that feature EndNote 20 may still be applicable to EndNote 21
  • How to install EndNote 21

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!

In this demo, learn how to add references from popular databases; and how to organize, share, and edit your references.


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

Find Full Text Setup

You must setup your Find Full Text preferences in order to search our databases. This will allow EndNote to automatically search for and find the full text or articles, and attach them 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.

EndNote 20 Webinar & Demos