EndNote: Getting Started

EndNote is a free software for Nova students, faculty & staff. Use it to store and organize your references and PDFs from the library's databases. Insert citations from Endnote into a word document as you write.
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Getting Started

Currently NSU is offering version X9 for free licensed download. It is not advised to install previous versions.  You can also sign up for the free EndNote Online version, which can be synced with a desktop library or used on it's own. This guide is no longer being updated as we are transitioning to an EndNote X9 guide (see last tab).

EndNote is a great resource for storing, organizing, and formatting your references. But before you start to use EndNote, you will need to follow all of the steps in this section for setting up and customizing the software, so it works correctly with the library databases and the citation styles that you need.

  1. Step 1: Checking Compatibility

  2. Step 2: Downloading EndNote: Windows  or Downloading EndNote: Mac (uninstall any previous versions of EndNote before installing another version; back up or save your library to an external hard drive)

  3. Step 3: Creating a New Library

  4. Step 4: Choosing Citation Styles

  5. Step 5: Selecting Import Filters

  6. Step 6: Setting Up Full-Text

  7. Step 7: Updating the Journals Term List