Everything EndNote

Before you begin

As of September 2018, the Library is now providing EndNote X9 to members of the OHSU community. New EndNote users should install EndNote X9.  We will continue to support EndNote X8 through the end of Fiscal Year 2019. 

Current EndNote X8 users may install the new version by following the instructions on this page.   The X9 installer for Macs does not upgrade X8, so after installing X9, you will have both versions installed on your computer.  If you want to get rid of X8 after you have installed X9, you can drag it to the Trash folder.


Before you begin, make sure you meet EndNote's compatibility requirements.

Known compatibility issues:

  • The Microsoft Edge browser cannot be used to install EndNote. Edge 10 users can install EndNote using Firefox or Chrome.

How to get EndNote for Windows

Installation instructions: (Administrator rights are needed to install this software on an OHSU computer.)

  1. Click on this link (if prompted use your OHSU network credentials to log in.)
    • Internet Explorer: Do not select Open but select Save as instead:

      Then select your desktop or a folder to save to and click Save. Once finished downloading, IE would give you some prompts toward the bottom of screen.  Select "Open folder" button (not Open):

      Proceed to Step 2 below
    • Or Chrome: Toward the bottom left of browser's window, when the file finished downloading, click on the arrow and select "Show in folder":

      Proceed to Step 2 below
    • Or Firefox: Do not select Open, but select "Save File" and OK. 

      Toward the upper right corner of Firefox, look for and click on the down arrow.  Then click on the "Open Containing Folder" icon next to the downloaded EndNote zip file:

  2. From the temp/download folder you selected above, find the EndNote8_OHSU.zip.  Do not double click to open it.  Instead, right click the file, select Extract All then click Extract to unzip the file.
    • EndNote will NOT install properly if you fail to unzip the downloaded file. If you get a box asking for a product key go back and make sure you unzipped the file.
  3. Open the newly uncompressed directory, double click ENX8Inst.exe and follow the prompts. Note: you may be asked to close out of any open Microsoft Office apps.

How to get EndNote for Mac

Installation instructions:

  1. Click on this link (if prompted, use your OHSU network credentials to log in).
  2. Once finished downloading, go to the Downloads folder using the shortcut from the dock or the Go menu in Finder.
    Downloads in the Dock Downloads in the Finder Go menu
  3. Select the EndNoteX9SiteInstaller.dmg file and double click to mount it.  The installer disk will automatically open.  If it does not open, find and double click on the newly mounted EndNote X9 Installer disk on your desktop or in your Finder sidebar.
    Click the file to mount the installer
  4. Double click "Install EndNote X9.app" and follow the prompts to install. Note: you may be asked to close out of any open Microsoft Office apps.
    Click to run the installer

Note: If you have problems with the Microsoft Word Add-In for EndNote on the Mac please ensure you are running the latest version of Word by selecting Help > Check for Updates within Word. Then be sure to install the latest version of EndNote by following the directions above. If you are still having problems installing the Word toolbar, please submit a question to a library liaison.