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The Library provides EndNote 20, the latest version.
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ndNote X9.2 remains available for users who are unable to convert their existing EndNote libraries to the new file format required in later versions.

Which version should you install?

  • New users who are installing EndNote for the first time and macOS users running Catalina or later should install the latest version, EndNote 20.
  • 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 linked below.
  • Links to both versions may be found in the installation instructions on this page.

Confused? Here is a flowchart that might help you choose:

Flowchart to assist choosing which version of EndNote to install.

A few known compatibility issues:

  • As of late December 2022, Clarivate has not completed testing EndNote 20 on macOS Ventura. Any users experiencing issues with EndNote 20 on macOS Ventura are strongly encouraged to contact EndNote Support. See the link in the section below for more information.
  • The Microsoft Edge browser cannot be used to install EndNote. Edge 10 users can install EndNote using Firefox or Chrome.
  • Users of macOS Catalina or later must install EndNote 20. X9.2 is not compatible with these versions of macOS.
  • For more information about compatibility, please see EndNote's Compatibility and System Requirements.

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 for Windows

  1. Determine from above whether you should install version X9.3 or X9.2 and then click on one of the links listed at the below 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 for Mac

  1. Determine whether you should install version 20 or X9.2 and then download the corresponding installer from the list below.
  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