About EndNote Desktop

EndNote is a computer based, desk-top citation manager that is available for purchase with academic pricing through the University Bookstore

EndNote Desktop features:

  • Create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other article indexes or entering them manually.
  • Unlimited reference and attachment storage.
  • Automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations in all major styles and allows you to edit and customize styles.
  • EndNote x7 and X8 are cross-platform compatible. One user license may install EndNote on up to three computers (any combination of Mac for their personal use.

Want to know how EndNote compares to other citation managers? Review our citation manager chart.

Compare features and capacity of EndNote Desktop and EndNote basic on this comparison chart.

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How To Use EndNote


EndNote X7 Online User Guide

EndNote X8 Guide

EndNote Training on YouTube

Register for an EndNote Workshop


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Connecting EndNote to FindIt

You can link your EndNote account to the University of Minnesota’s FindIt system and access the full text articles to which the University Libraries subscribe.

  • Select Edit on the top EndNote menu and select Preferences.
  • On the left panel of the preferences menu that appears, select Find Full Text.
  • In the OpenURL Path type in http://primo.lib.umn.edu/openurl/TWINCITIES/TWINCITIES_SP
  • In the URL box under Authenticate With type in http://ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=
  • Hit Apply to save your changes

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Ask a Librarian

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