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Use this bibliographic management and formatting software to help you manage citations and references throughout the process of writing a research paper.

Word 2016 Update

The EndNote CWYW plug-in now works with Word 2016 Mac and Windows. Be sure to update to the latest EndNote version.

Citation Guides

When writing a paper with lots of citations, there are several tools that can help.

Citation Workshops

EndNote Availability

EndNoteEndNote is now available campuswide, free for MSU students, faculty, & staff as of Summer 2014 thanks to a library subscription. Login with your NetID to download the correct installer:

EndNote Versions

EndNote, bibliographic management and formatting software, can help you manage citations, PDFs, and in text references throughout the process of writing a research paper.

  • Organize references to cite in papers
  • Format bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago, and hundreds of other styles
  • Store references from Web of Science and other databases.

Various versions of EndNote are available. See which have which features by using their compare tool.

EndNote (X7 for Windows or Mac)

  • Includes online searching, importing citations
  • Cite While You Write plug-in for Word
  • Store, mark-up, and attach PDFs & images, with up to 5GB online storage
  • Author, journal, & keyword term lists 
  • Can modify styles and filters and create your own
  • Unlimited citations
  • Sync libraries with EndNote Web/Basic

EndNote Basic (formerly EndNote Web)

iPad App

  • Free as of Nov. 2015
  • Can sync with EndNote libraries

EndNote X7 News

EndNote X7 for Windows has been released as of May 2013. Also, EndNote Web has been renamed EndNote Basic and is not free for all users. Those like MSU students, faculty, and staff who have access to the library's Web of Science subscription get expanded coverage in EndNote Basic.

New in EndNote X7 (and see comparison with older versions):

  • Expanded PDF Support, including
    • Designating a PDF auto-import folder that EndNote monitors for you
    • Controlling how PDFs are named within your library
    • Automatically creating groups when importing folders of PDFs
  • Search and cite EndNote references in PowerPoint
  • New Category Bibliography options in Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word®
  • EndNoteSync Improvements
    • Background syncing
    • Group Set syncing
    • See what groups are shared to others
  • Improved Quick Search with multi-phrase search of all fields, including PDF and PDF notes
  • New reference types added for Podcast, Interview, and Press Release
  • Ability to control display of Read/Unread status and Ratings

Subject Guide

Greg Notess
Montana State University Library 117B