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EndNote 20

This guide provides basic information on using EndNote Desktop (citation management tool)
This guide provides basic information on using EndNote 


Download EndNote 

Active AUB faculty, staff and students can download from On-Campus Only a copy of EndNote Desktop. Kindly note that Endnote 20 is compatible with Windows 10 and above and MacOs 10.14 and above. What's new in EndNote 21

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What is EndNote? 
EndNote is a citation management tool, used by researchers, faculty members, and students to save, organize and format citations.


What Can You Do with EndNote?

  • Create your own database of references. 
  • Insert your references into your word document to create in-text citations and a reference list.
  • Attach PDFs, or any other kind of file to your reference.
  • Read and annotate your PDF attachments.
  • Organize your references into groups.
  • Share your references with others.
  • And much more!
What is New in EndNote 20?



  • EndNote libraries are made up of two parts: the .enl file and the .Data folder. These two parts MUST be kept together; both are needed for the library to work correctly.
  • EndNote libraries should NEVER be stored in cloud folders such as Dropbox or OneDrive. This will corrupt your library. 
  • It is strongly recommended to have ONE EndNote library and to create Group sets and Groups to organize your references. 

If you have questions or need further assistance, Ask a Librarian or schedule a one-on-one session with a Librarian. 


Things To Remember!

  • EndNote does not replace the style manual.
  • Check your import results, mainly when working with sources that may have inconsistent data.