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A guide to getting started with the EndNote citation management program

Getting Help with EndNote

What is EndNote?

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. 

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. 

Troubleshooting tip: Is EndNote asking for a license key?

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: