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EndNote is a bibliographic software licensed by the University of Minnesota, Morris Briggs Library for use by current Morris students, staff, and faculty. When an employee or student leaves UMM, they are instructed to uninstall EndNote from their computer.

Individuals may download and install EndNote on up to three locations. The EndNote program cannot be installed on flash drives. A copy of your EndNote Library can be saved to your portable storage device by going to File in your EndNote library and then choosing Save a Copy. Use EndNote to search online databases, organize references, and create bibliographies. You can even insert citations directly into your manuscript using the Cite While You Write tool. It all starts with creating libraries and then building your reference sources around specific topics or projects. When you're ready to generate a bibliography or insert footnotes in your paper, EndNote will have thousands of citation and journal styles for you to choose from. You can also customize EndNote to reflect the databases and styles that are of the most use.

For your convenience, EndNote is installed on all Morris computer lab machines. The current downloadable version for Windows is EndNote X7. The current downloadable version for Mac is EndNote X7.

How do I learn more?

You can also read the EndNote X7 User Guide. If you still have questions please ask our Metadata & Technical Services Director or our Reference Coordinator. You can also troubleshoot problems by searching the EndNote Knowledgebase.

Install Instructions

  1. Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements.
  2. Download EndNote
  3. If off-campus, you will be prompted to authenticate using your university X-500 username and password. The follow the installation steps. The following are for Windows.
  4. Next Save the file.
  5. Then double click on the EndNote.exe file in the Downloads folder.
  6. Click OK to open it and then Run.
  7. A self-extracting window should appear. Click the ellipse button to browse for an alternate extracting location. Click "Extract".
  8. Next locate the EndNote license file and installation file.
  9. Double-click on the EndNote ENX7Insti.msi Installer file.
  10. Click Next and then Accept. Click Next again. Choose “I accept the license agreement” then continue. When prompted, choose the “Custom” install option. Click Next. The custom install will install additional output styles, connection files and filters. From the "Select Destination" window click Next. Select “Additional connections,” “Additional filters,” and “Additional styles.” These options will have a large red X in front of them until changed to “Entire feature will be installed on local hard drive”. Note: To install up to 5,000 of the available EndNote bibliographic styles go to output styles. There you will have the option of downloading individual output styles or a complete set.
  11. Click Next and then again to save.
  12. Click Next and then Finish. EndNote should now be installed. You are ready to create your EndNote Library.

Note: Do NOT install as an administrator. If the file does not download you may have to turn off your anti-virus and/or anti-spyware programs temporarily. If using Windows 8.1 an icon for Endnote will not be automatically added to the Desktop. Follow the instructions in the Endnote Windows Install Instructions document located above to add an icon or pin an app to your task bar.

What are the System Requirements?

Cite While You Write

Cite While You Write allows EndNote to format citations and create a bibliography for the document that is open in Word. You can format, unformat and reformat a document, all without exiting your word processor. In Order for Cite While You Write to install properly, it is recommended that Word be installed prior to installing EndNote.

If an EndNote tab is not present in Microsoft Word after installation of EndNote please go to CWYW Enable.


If you are upgrading from an earlier EndNote version it is highly recommended, but not required, that you uninstall any earlier version of EndNote before installing EndNote. If you have custom styles, import filters, and connection files, you will want to back them up. If you install the new version without uninstalling the existing one, you will be given options on what to do with your custom EndNote files. Upgrading will NOT delete your EndNote Libraries.


To update EndNote after you have installed the currently available downloadable version and gain any added enhancements, simply click on Help from your EndNote Library screen and then EndNote Program Updates. Follow the steps. Your EndNote library and styles will remain intact. 

EndNote Output Styles

If you didn’t do a custom install of the EndNote program it is recommended that you download and install the complete set of EndNote Output Styles. Go to: and click on "Download All Styles" or browse for a particular style. Copy the styles into your C:\Program Files (x86)\ Endnote X7\Styles folder.

EndNote Import Filters

If you didn’t do a custom install of the EndNote program it is recommended that you download and install the complete set of EndNote Import Filters. Applications: EndNote: Filters EndNote Import Filters transfer information previously downloaded from a database. To do this, go to: EndNote Import Filters and Accept the Terms of Use. Then click on the “Complete Set” link. Once the complete file set is downloaded to your desktop, copy the file to the appropriate folder in your EndNote Program directory.

  • Windows users:
    • C:\Program Files\EndNote\Filters
  • Mac users:
    • Applications: EndNote: Filters

Database Import/Export Instructions

EndNote import/export filter instructions for the PC help navigate the times when you have to export a citation from a database and then import the file into EndNote.

EndNote Apps


Endnote X7.2 is available as an online update. One of the new features is library sharing. From your Endnote Library click on Help and then "Endnote Program Updates". For more information go to Endnote X7.2. This version is enabled in UMM computer labs and many public computers.


If you are experiencing problems installing EndNote or have questions concerning its use please contact librarians Peter Bremer or LeAnn Dean or Kellie Meehlhause. EndNote also provides a useful online resource called Frequently Asked Questions that may list an answer to the issue you’re dealing with.

EndNote Demonstration Sessions

  • There are currently no Endnote sessions scheduled.