EndNote is an Emory University supported and licensed citation management software program faculty, students, and staff can install on their computers.  This program allows users to:

  • create a reference or citation library
  • generate bibliographies based on a chosen style
  • retrieve and attach pdfs
  • attach other document types
  • annotate attached documents, particularly pdfs

While not cloud or web based, EndNote can be used with EndNote Basic, a web-based companion piece which allows users to store citations on the web to sync with their desktop version of EndNote. In addition to the features listed above, some of EndNote's advanced features include the ability to create subject bibliographies, and to organize citations by topic. EndNote is available for download for current faculty, students and staff.  

Users can also purchase the EndNote for iPad app from the Apple App Store.  The EndNote for iPad app allows users to sync information with either their EndNote Basic (Web) account or the EndNote program on their desktops.  Visit the Apple App Store for more information. 

Since EndNote is a licensed program on the Emory University campus, there is technical support available.  If you need assistance, please contact us via Ask a Librarian

Desktop | Web | iPad App | Training and Tutorials | Frequent Technical Issues


Download EndNote from Emory Software Express: When prompted, login with an Emory University Net ID username and password. For some Emory Mac users, when attempting to install EndNote, a verification key is requested.  Emory University has a site license for EndNote and a verification is unneccessary.  If you receive a prompt for the verfication key when installing EndNote for the Mac, try downloading the EndNote installer again and reinstalling.

If you continue to have problems, please use Ask a Librarian to request assistance.


Register for an EndNote Basic (Web) account through Emory University's Web of Science subscription. Once you are on Emory's Web of Science page, click on the EndNote link on the top tool bar.  When the "Sign In" page appears, click on the "Register" link. Complete the registration form.  If you have EndNote X6 or EndNote X7 installed on your desktop, you can add as many references as you wish to your EndNote Basic (Web  account) and also receive 5Gb of space for attachments.  By registering with an institutional subscription to EndNote Basic (Web), users have also have access to more Output Styles.  While EndNote Basic can be used without the desktop EndNote program, it is meant to function as a companion piece.

iPad App

Visit the Apple App Store to purchase and download the EndNote for iPad app.  Additional information can be located on the Apple App Store.

Training and Tutorials


  • Register to attend scheduled workshop
  • Contact an expert via Ask A Librarian service
  • Request a customized workshop for a course, research group, department

Frequent Technical Issues



Downloaded program but nothing is happening  

Make sure that you have downloaded the correct EndNote version for your computer;  Windows programs are listed first and then Mac programs are listed towards the middle to bottom of the  page in Software Express.

CWYW does not work in Office 2016 for Macs

Until a patch is released to address the incompatability issue, Mac Office 2016 users must use EndNote's Format Paper option. See here for detailed instructions.

CWYW toolbar does not appear in Word

EndNote X7 and Word 2007/2010/2013 (PC)

EndNote X4-X7 and (Mac) Word 2011 (MAC)

Want to exclude author and year from citation  Edit Citation so that author and year do not appear 
See strange codes instead of citation inserted with EndNote   Enable Instant Formatting 
Want to display PMCID in EndNote Download NIH (Grant Format) and change the Output Style in your EndNote library to NIH (Grant Format)  
Want to attach Emory subscribed pdfs to references

Go to Edit menu-->Preferences and edit Find Full text function: 

Open URL Path: http://emory-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/openu

Authenticate with: http://proxy.library.emory.edu

EndNote X7