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As of December 2020, the Library provides EndNote 20. EndNote X9.2 remains available for both Windows and Mac users who are unable to convert their existing EndNote libraries to the new file format required as of version X9.3.

Which version should you install?

  • New users who are installing EndNote for the first time should install the latest version, EndNote 20.
  • Mac users running macOS Catalina must install the latest version.  X9.2 and earlier versions are not compatible with macOS Catalina.
  • Current EndNote users looking to upgrade from older, pre-X9 versions might consider installing version X9.2 because:
    • Version X9.3 introduced a new file format for EndNote Library files and data folders, and requires converting your existing EndNote Libraries to this new file format, which is not backwards compatible with older versions of EndNote.
    • Some users have reported problems with the conversion process.
    • If you share your EndNote Libraries by emailing compressed library files to collaborators, those running older versions of EndNote will not be able to open them if you upgrade to the latest version.
    • Regardless of which version you choose to install, you should always back up your EndNote library prior to upgrading.
  • You can read more about both versions in the Release Notes for version X9 and version 20.
  • Users upgrading from previous versions may wish to review the comparison chart.
  • Links to both versions may be found in the installation instructions on this page.

A few known compatibility issues:

How to get EndNote for Windows

Before you begin:

  • Administrator rights are required to install this software on OHSU-managed computers.
  • You may be asked to close any running Microsoft Office apps, including Outlook.

How to install EndNote X9 for Windows

  1. Determine from above whether you should install version X9.3 or X9.2 and then click on one of the following links to download the installer.
  2. Select Save, Save File, or Save As. If prompted, save the file to your Downloads or Temp folder.
  3. Once the download has completed, go to your Downloads or Temp folder.
  4. Double-click on the installer file.
  5. Select Yes to allow the installers to make changes.

    Screenshot of Windows User Account Control dialog
  6. Select Yes to install EndNote.

    Screenshot of EndNote X9 install prompt
  7. Follow the prompts to complete installation.

How to get EndNote for Mac

Before you begin:

  • Administrator rights are required to install this software on OHSU-managed computers.
  • Make sure you are running the latest version of Microsoft Word:
    1. Launch Microsoft Word.
    2. Select Help on the toolbar at the top of the screen.
    3. Click Check for Updates.
    4. Install any available updates.
    5. Close Word.
  • You may be asked to close any running Microsoft Office apps, including Outlook.

How to install EndNote X9 for Mac

  1. Determine whether you should install version 20 or X9.2 and then click on one of the following links to download the installer.
  2. Once the download has completed, go to your Downloads folder, using the shortcut from the Dock or from the Go menu in Finder.

    Downloads in the Dock Downloads in the Finder Go menu
  3. Double-click on the installer file to mount it as an installation disk. The installer disk will automatically open. If it does not, find and double click on the newly mounted EndNote Installer disk on your desktop or in your Finder sidebar.

    Click the file to mount the installer (click to enlarge)
  4. Double click Install EndNote X9.app and follow the prompts to complete installation.

    Click to run the installer