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This guide covers everything you need to know about getting started with EndNote.

Download and Install EndNote 21

Downloading EndNote

Tip: When downloading and installing EndNote is important that you follow the step-by-step installation instructions exactly - otherwise you may be asked for a product key, which is unnecessary when using ANU-licensed software.

To download and install the ANU-licensed EndNote software:

  1. Navigate to the ANU Library Catalogue and search for the keyword EndNote.
  2. Select the installation package specific to either Windows or macOS operating system. 
  3. You will be redirected to Wattle, where you can download and install the software from the "EndNote Support" site. This page also contains helpful step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips.
  4. Once downloaded, you are free to install EndNote on your own personal desktop and/or laptop devices.

If you require assistance downloading and installing EndNote on your laptop or desktop, the ANU Service Desk provides help and assistance for all IT-related issues. Available from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, they can be reached by phone on 02 6125 4321. Alternatively, you can register a request for assistance online via the Service Portal.


Important! Saving your EndNote Library

The most important thing to remember when you are getting started with EndNote is to never save your EndNote Library to a cloud service, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Onedrive, or iCloud. EndNote Libraries can NOT be saved on the cloud. This WILL corrupt your library. Always save your EndNote Library to your desktop, harddrive or another local drive.

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