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Get EndNote

What version should I get?

The newest version of EndNote is EndNote 21. HSLS is currently supporting the prior version (20) as well as the new version.

If you are new to EndNote, HSLS recommends downloading EndNote 21. If you already have EndNote 20 on your computer, you may wish to update to the newer version, but you are not required to, as HSLS is still providing support for users of EndNote 20. 

Pitt students and faculty:

Download EndNote software for free through the Software Download Service at From the Software Download home page, search for EndNote. You will see several versions. EndNote 21 is the newest.

Pitt staff:

Check with your department to download EndNote software for $50.

For more information:

UPMC Residents and Fellows:

Check the UPMC purchasing system regarding information on software titles available to UPMC affiliates.

Learning EndNote

HSLS has EndNote classes to help you with everything from the basics to advanced EndNote.

All classes are currently being held via Zoom. Click the link for details or to register.

Basic EndNote

Interested in EndNote but don’t know where to begin? Upon completing this class, you should be able to:

  • Add citations to an EndNote library
  • Add PDFs to a library and annotate them
  • Create in text citations and bibliographies in Word
  • Create an EndNote online account and sync it to an EndNote library

Advanced EndNote

Learn how to take advantage of EndNote’s more advanced functions in this hands-on class. During this class, participants will:

  • Automate reference organization
  • Batch edit references
  • Download and edit citation styles
  • Troubleshoot common bibliography issues

Prerequisite: Basic EndNote class or a working understanding of EndNote

EndNote for Teams: Sharing References

EndNote is a powerful citation manager, but it can be difficult to use collaboratively. This class will focus on how to use EndNote references and libraries when working with others.

During this class, participants will learn to:

  • Access an EndNote library on multiple computers
  • Share a library with others
  • Create and share groups
  • Use the traveling library

Prerequisite: Basic EndNote class or a working understanding of EndNote

For a brief overview of EndNote 21 for Windows, watch the video How to use EndNote in 7 Minutes (Windows) or How to use EndNote in 7 Minutes (Mac) (videos are embedded below).


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