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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.

Windows Installation

Chrome Download, Click Show in FolderThe exact installation steps vary depending on what browser you use and settings on your computer. Be sure to close Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office programs before beginning.

  1. Click on the Windows Installer link below
  2. Login with your NetID and password
  3. SAVE the file
  4. Once the download is complete, click Show in Folder or Open FolderExtract All
  5. Right Click on the MSU-EndNoteX file
  6. Choose Extract All
  7. Extract to the default directory with the "Show extracted files when complete" checked
  8. Double click the ENX8Inst file to start the installation

Note: If you are prompted for a product key, start again and make sure the folder you downloaded is unzipped before running the installer. You can do this by right-clicking on the folder that you downloaded, then choosing "Extract All".

Licensee: MSU LibraryProblems?

Be sure that you saved and then extracted/unzipped. You should see that the Licensee is MSU Library as shown in this screenshot. It should not ask you to pay for a copy. If that happens, try the installation again, step-by-step as described above.

You may also want to try unsinstalling and then re-installing again. If the Licensee does not show as MSU Library, stop the install and try again being sure to extract the files and then click on the ENX7Inst or ENX7Inst.msi file to start the installation. Be sure you are in the non-zipped folder (no zipper icon or 7zip icon).

Cite While You Write

Cite While You Write (CWYW) is a plugin for using EndNote from within your word processor. It should be installed when you install EndNote. If you need to reinstall, it is available at this link:

Mac Installation

On a Mac, follow these steps to install EndNote X8screenshot

  1. Click the Mac Installer File link below
  2. Login with your NetID and password
  3. Launch the EndNoteX8SiteInstaller.dmg file
  4. Double-click the Install EndNote as in the image shown to the right
  5. This will bring up an image with "Licensed to" and your license name.
  6. Click Install. Note: This may take some time to complete.
  7. This will launch the EndNote X8 application to customize the installation
  8. Click through the customizer screens to complete the installation

 Mac Notes:

* Recommendation: Remove the Installer file when finished since it looks just like the program icon

* Use Firefox when searching for citations rather than Chrome or Safari. Firefox can export citations directly into EndNote far more easily

EndNote X8 requires macOS 10.10 or above. If you have a Mac running an older macOS version, you should use EndNote X7 instead of X8. See the EndNote X7 installer below.