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Endnote

General Information

EndNote software is a bibliographic and reference software used by the college. Information about the capabilities and limitations of the software is available from the manufacturer at this location:

Licensing

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) maintains a Site License for Endnote to help further the research goals of the college. Our licensing has the following conditions:

  • Is available to all current CALS faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, and staff 
  • Can be installed on your work computer and up to 3 personal devices
  • Is available for both Macintosh and Windows based computers
  • Available on Mann Library public computers

This software is only available to those with a current association with CALS. Once you graduate or pursue other career opportunities outside the College, you are required to uninstall any instances of EndNote provided by this agreement.

Installation

Cornell Owned/Managed computer.  If you are installing on a computer supported by CALS OIT follow the directions below.  If you are installing on a personal computer go to the Download Option.

  • Windows
    • Click on the start menu and enter “Software Center” into the search window. 
    • Click on “Software Center”.  Ensure you are the “Available Software” tab at the top of the window.
    • Check the box beside End Note and click on “Install Selected in the bottom right hand corner of the window.
    • Download option If you are installing the software on to a personal or unmanaged computer please download the program.  The download of Endnote is maintained in a secure location that requires your Cornell NetID and a confirmed association with CALS to access.
    1. Download the application from: Endnote X8 for Microsoft Windows
    2. Right Click the file you downloaded (EndNote-X8.zip) and select “Extract All”.

    3. Choose a location to extract to that you can find easily, your Desktop is good.

    4. Navigate to the extracted files.

    5. Verify that 2 files are in the folder ENX8Inst.msi and License.dat

    6. Run the ENX8Inst.msi application to install Endnote

  • MAC
    • If you have an existing EndNote installation, before upgrading backup your EndNote reference libraries (both the .enl EndNote libraries and corresponding .Data folders).
    • Click the Self Service icon on the Dock or from the Finder click the Go menu, select Applications, and double-click on the Self Service icon.
    • In the Self Service window, click on the word Install which is next to the End Note X8 icon. EndNote will be downloaded and installed.  When installation is complete you should briefly see the notification “EndNote X8 has been installed and can be found in the Applications folder.”
    • The first time you use EndNote, follow the on-screen instructions so that the Cite While You Write feature can be added to Microsoft Word.
    • Download option If you are installing the software on to a personal or unmanaged computer please download the program.  The download of Endnote is maintained in a secure location that requires your Cornell NetID and a confirmed association with CALS to access.

Installation Assistance

If you have problems accessing or installing this software, please contact us at help.cals.cornell.edu for assistance.