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EndNote Installation Instructions

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If you intend to use Microsoft Office plug-ins, be sure to install Microsoft Office prior to installing EndNote.

  1. Download EndNote using the link provided.
  2. Install EndNote, following the on-screen installation prompts.
  3. After you launch Endnote for the first time, you should be prompted to download and install an update. Allow this to occur, and then you will need to start Endnote again.
  4. Check to see if "Find Full Text" settings are enabled.  (Go to the Edit menu, and  select "Preferences".) 

NOTE: If you are not seeing the EndNote tools on a computer with Word 2016, visit EndNote's website to manually install the tools:


While it is not required, it is strongly advised you uninstall older versions of EndNote before you install EndNote 21. Before you begin, back up custom styles, filters, connection files and databases. Run the Customizer option from the EndNote menu of your previous version to uninstall the program and then drag the application folder to the Trash.


  1. Download and double-click the installer.
  2. Double-click the Install EndNote 21 icon and click the Install button to begin.
  3. EndNote 21 is pre-licensed and does not require a product key. 
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