EndNote is software that helps you manage your research and format your citations. EndNote is licensed for use by current Northeastern faculty, staff, and students. It comes with a plug-in for Word, called Cite While You Write.
There are two ways to use Endnote:
1) You can install Endnote software and store your citations and PDFs on your own personal computer, or
2) You can use a web-based version and store (and share) your research items in the cloud.
Most people choose the first option because it has greater functionality. The second option can be a backup of your Endnote library that is synced with the desktop version.
If you have already installed EndNote without following the "extract all" step, then EndNote will ask you for a license number. You should uninstall EndNote, and re-install using the "extract all" step below. Right-click to unzip the download package; otherwise the full license will not install.
During installation, when you right-click on the EndNote zip file, you should see this option: