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EndNote Download


EndNote 21 is more than just a citation and reference manager. EndNote moves you through the research process as you search, organize, write, publish and share.

Search across reference metadata, full text journal articles, file attachments, and your personal annotations and notes, to locate the research you need in just seconds. Insert citations and references from your EndNote library into your manuscript and automatically.

The Library has guide on EndNote at EndNote: Getting Started
Also see EndNote's research and writing skills Training page.

Get started by watching a short video introduction to using EndNote on Windows or Mac.

SDSU students may download EndNote 21 by submitting their RedID.


    EndNote includes a license that expires 6/30/2024
    The Windows EndNote zip file must be extracted before installing. If the zip file is just opened and not extracted, Endnote will ask for a license.
    The Mac version of the EndNote 21 package is a 64bit unregistered app. Install by:
    • In the Finder on your Mac, locate the EndNote21.dmg you downloaded.
      Don't use Launchpad to do this. Launchpad doesn't allow you to access the shortcut menu.
    • Control-click the "EndNote21.dmg" app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu.
      This will bring up an image with "EndNote21.dmg" is from an unidentified developer"
    • Click Open to allow the package to run on your Mac.
    • Click Install.  Note: This may take some time to complete.
      This will launch the EndNote 21 application to customize the installation.
    • Click through the screens to complete the installation.