Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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.

Warning! EndNote Compatibility and macOS Catalina

An update to EndNote X9 has been released to make it compatible with the new macOS Catalina.  The update should be done prior to updating your operating system.  This update makes EndNote compatible with the Apple’s 64-bit compatibility requirements.

If you have already updated your operating system to Catalina and are unable to update EndNote to X9.3.1, please contact Stephanie Stebens at for assistance.

EndNote X9 Installation

EndNote X9 is now available for installation on both corporate and personal computers for HFHS employees and affiliated students for free from Sladen Library. 

  • To install EndNote X9 on your personal computer, stop by Sladen Library on K-17, check out a copy of the program, and fill out a user agreement.
    • Download links for the installation files are also available upon request for personal computers that do not have a CD drive. To request a download link, please fill 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 X9 on your HFHS 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 X9 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 HFHS computers behind the corporate firewall.

What's New in EndNote X9?

Some of the new features included in EndNote X9 are the following:

  • Enhanced Sharing - X9 allows users to share their groups from the desktop program (previously it was only available through EndNote Online). Owners have the option of giving users Read or Read & Write privileges for the groups. Sharing is only available for regular groups and is not available for Smart groups.
  • Citation Reports - The citation report will be generated in Web of Science and shows works that have cited those references in the literature.
  • Manuscript Matcher - The Manuscript Matcher is now integrated into both the EndNote toolbar in Word and the EndNote desktop program and allows you to search for potential journals to submit your manuscript to based on your title, abstract and references.
  • Output Style Updates - The output styles for some of the most popular styles (such as APA, Chicago, and JAMA) have all been recently updated in EndNote. To load all of the available styles in EndNote, make sure to select the Custom installation during the installation process.

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.


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.