What is EndNote?
EndNote is software that can help you:
  • Store your references and link them to your PDF files
  • Organize your references into Groups
  • Create bibliographies
  • Work with Microsoft Word to format your in-text citations and references
  • Allows you to switch between hundreds of reference styles, with the touch of a button

Where can you find this software?

Endnote is installed on classroom and lab Mac and Windows computers across campus. Faculty, staff and students can also install it on your college-owned or personally-owned computers while you are affiliated with the College.

How do you install EndNote?

  1. Check to be sure your computer can run EndNote (https://endnote.com/product-details/compatibility/)
  2. Make sure you are logged in to your Wellesley Google (Gmail) account.
  3. Copy the appropriate EndNote v21 installer to your computer's desktop:
  4. Download the installer. Your web browser will probably say something like, “can’t open this file” and offer you the option to Download it (which you should do), or it will start the download automatically. You then are likely to see this message: "Google Drive has detected issues with your download. The file is too large for Google to scan for viruses. The file is executable and may harm your computer." Ignore this, and click Download anyway.
  5. Watch the progress of the download, which may take a while on some computers, as that installer is large.
  6. When the download is complete, locate the EndNote installer in your computer's Downloads folder and run it:
    • On a Mac, double-click on the DMG file

    • On a Windows PC, double-click the EXE file

  7. To install EndNote, follow the instructions on the screen, and copy and paste the license information if prompted for it during the install or the first launch of EndNote.


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