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Authors: Manuscript/CV Preparation & More: EndNote

Learn more about how Sladen Library is able to assist authors in the publication process, updating CVs, and creating citation styles. In addition, collaboration tools that may connect you with others with similar research interests have been collated.

EndNote Overview

Q1: What is EndNote?
EndNote is a software program that you can load onto your home or work computer and use to create, manage, and store bibliographic references for easy access and sharing.

Q2: How can EndNote save me time?
EndNote provides the ability to store and compile references in a variety of formats based on journal/publisher guidelines which can then be inserted into MSWord.

It also utilizes manuscript templates for specific journals and assists you in the scholarly communication process by providing ways in which you can collaborate with colleagues.

Q3: Where can I turn for EndNote support?

EndNote support is available in a variety of formats:

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 20 Compatibility

Warning! EndNote 20 is not back compatible with previous versions of EndNote. When you open an existing library in EndNote 20, EndNote will convert the EndNote library over to the new format. This converted library can only be opened on other computers running EndNote X9.3 or higher.

Syncing libraries across computers using different versions of EndNote should not be affected by the compatibility restriction.

An update has been released for EndNote 20 (Update 20.1.0) to make it compatible with the macOS Big Sur.

There is a known issue with Macs using M1 chips and the Word plugin. There is a workaround for the issue.

Full compatibility information is available at EndNote's Compatibility page.

EndNote Installation

EndNote 20 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 20 (or X9) 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 20 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 Endpoint Manager and select the Software Center). Select EndNote 20 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 20?

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.