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Education & Training: EndNote

Browse the Education & Training Guide to learn more about the services we offer to support research and scholarly communication. Also, view tutorials and help sheets on using select Sladen resources.

EndNote Overview

Q1: What is EndNote?
EndNote is a software program that allows you to create, manage, and store bibliographic references for easy access and sharing. EndNote can be used to insert citations to any of these bibliographic references into your manuscript, documents or PowerPoint slides. EndNote also allows you to search for the full-text PDFs for an records in your EndNote library for easy storage and organization of articles. 

Q2: How can EndNote save me time?
EndNote provides the ability to store and compile references that can then be inserted into a variety of word processing programs (including Microsoft Word, Apple Pages and Google Docs) as well as PowerPoint. EndNote keeps track of where each citation is used in the document, so if you need to add or delete a citation, EndNote will renumber the remaining/existing citations for you. If you need to prepare your manuscript for submission to a new journal, EndNote can quickly update the citation and reference style in seconds by simply changing the output style to the new journal.

Q3: Where can I turn for EndNote support?

EndNote Training & Videos

Recorded tutorials and videos are available on the EndNote Training website.  Clarivate Analytics also provides free live webinars that can assist you with learning to work with EndNote and using it to its full potential. 

Extract References from a PDF file into EndNote

Do you have a PDF and would like to extract all of the references and place them in an EndNote library?  If so, HubMed may be useful to you!  The HubMed Citation Finder allows you to copy and paste references from PDF files and convert them into PubMed search results. The results can then be imported into Endnote.

** Please note that this may not work on scanned PDF/Word files and it is recommended that you double check HubMed's citation report to ensure accuracy.

Have an EndNote Question?

Do you have an EndNote question?  Call us at (313) 916-2550 or email for further assistance.

EndNote Installation

EndNote 21 is now available for installation on Henry Ford Health and personal computers for Henry Ford Health employees, staff, trainees and affiliated students for free from Sladen Library. 

  • To install EndNote 21 on your personal computer, you can request a download link by filling out our online EndNote User Agreement. Once we have received the completed agreement, we will contact you with the download link and installation instructions.
  • To install EndNote 21 on your Henry Ford Health computer, open the Software Center on your computer (from the Start menu either search for Software Center or in your All Programs list, go to Microsoft Configuration Manager and select the Software Center). Select EndNote 21 from the list of available programs and click the Install button.  The program will then be installed on your work computer. Please note, this option only works for Henry Ford Health computers behind the corporate firewall.

A Guide on Using EndNote by Sladen Library

This guide will assist you with using EndNote by covering the following: manually creating references, importing references from PubMed MEDLINE, OVID Medline, Editing PDFs within EndNote, selecting output styles, and inserting citations within a Word document.

What's New in EndNote 21?

Several new features have been added to EndNote 21. 


  • A new feature in EndNote 21 is the availability of visual tags that can be used as another layer of organization and allows you to quickly visualize reference categories. A new Tag menu appears along the top menu bar in EndNote 21 as well as a ‘My Tag’ section in the left side navigation. Tags will also display at the end of the title column in the center panel.

Google Cite While You Write (CWYW)

  • EndNote 21 is now compatible with Google Docs! The EndNote 21 CWYW feature is now available in the Google Workspace Marketplace and integrates with your EndNote 21 Web account - see this article for more information. Note: You will need to install EndNote 21 on a desktop computer and register for an EndNote 21 Web account prior to using EndNote in Google Docs.

New EndNote 21 Web

  • EndNote 21 comes with an upgraded EndNote Web interface that more closely mimics the desktop version. After you have installed EndNote 21 on your computer, you can sign up for a new EndNote Web account or transition your existing account to the new interface by simply using the Syncing function (see page 12 of the EndNote 21: A Quick Guide). Note: The new interface will be available to EndNote 21 users for 3 years from the activation date.

EndNote Training

Are you interested in receiving instruction on EndNote?  Sladen Library has many options available to assist you in learning how to use EndNote to its greatest potential. 

We offer

  • Personalized one-on-one training sessions
  • Group training sessions
  • Departmental in-service sessions

To set-up a personal training session or a departmental in-service, please contact Stephanie Stebens at (313) 916-2550 or

We offer two group training sessions for EndNote: Basic and Advanced.  To view the Training Session schedule, descriptions of the sessions, and register for a session, please visit the Sladen Library Training Session page.