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What EndNote Can Do for You

EndNote is a bibliographic software management tool that allows you to create a fully searchable library of all your references, cite those references in  the text of your paper, and create a properly formatted bibliography in a number of different citation styles. See the YouTube video below for an overview of EndNote:

To Get EndNote Installed on Your Computer

 To request an install of EndNote just send an email  to

Please note: The IT Department only installs this software on MEEI owned equipment.... not personal computers.

Opening EndNote

To create a library, click "File" --> "New" (or "Create a New EndNote Library"). Then name your library (keeping the .enl extension), select location to save it, then click "Save". Once you have named and saved you library, a new screen will pop up with your library. Maximize your screen.

System Requirements

EndNote runs under the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit versions)
  • Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit versions)
  • Windows XP with at least Service Pack 3 installed

Hardware Requirements:

  • A Pentium (or compatible) 450-MHz or faster processor
  • A minimum of 256 MB of available RAM
  • A hard drive with at least 180 MB of free space
  • Unicode compliant


EndNote for Mac

 EndNote requires the following hardware: 

  • At least a Power Macintosh G4, 450 MHz or higher 
  • A hard drive with at least 180 MB of free space 
  • A minimum of 256 MB of available memory (RAM)

As of August 2010, EndNote for Macintosh is compatible with: 

  • Microsoft Word 2004 and 2008 
  • Apple iWorks Pages ‘09 
  • RTF files created with most word processors, including:

            Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Writer, and


  • ODT files created with Writer.



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