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Reference Management Software: EndNote

This guide will introduce you to the variety of Reference Management Software NTU Library supports and give you tips on how to make the most out of them.

Introduction to EndNote

EndNote is a reference management software with features to:

  • Keep all your references and reference-related materials in a searchable personal Library
  • Share your references with collaborators (or classmates) through EndNote Sync
  • Use your references to populate written assignments or research papers with both in text citations and reference lists in word processors such as Microsoft Word

Where to Download

These instructions are applicable to students and staff of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) only. The current version available for download is EndNote X9.

Download : EndNote for Windows

  • Download and save the folder which contains the files EndNote.msi and License.dat on your ‘Desktop’ or ‘My Documents’ folder.
  • Unzip the downloaded folder. Do NOT double click or open the downloaded ZIP folder. Remember to open the Unzipped folder to install EndNote. Click on EndNote.msi  from the unzipped folder and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  • UNINSTALL any earlier EndNote versions or trial versions and reboot/restart your PC before installing the current version.
  • For those using a previous(old) version of EndNote or reinstalling EndNote, ensure that you have saved or made a a back up of EndNote libraries and other EndNote associated files such as customized citation styles, import filters and connection files. 
  • Use standard browsers such as Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari while downloading the EndNote Windows version. Using other Internet browsers may result in erroneous downloading functions.
  • Please note that you do not need to provide Product Key. If you are prompted, please ensure that you have unzipped the folder before running EndNote.msi.


Download : EndNote for Mac

  • Download the EndNoteSiteInstaller.dmg to your Downloads folder (or folder of your choice), double-click on EndNoteSiteInstaller.dmg.
  • Drag the EndNote icon to the Applications folder.
  • Open the Applications folder followed by EndNote folder and double-click on the EndNote application.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.


For further assistance or enquiries, please contact .


Generate your citations in 2 simple steps


NTU Library organises regular workshops for EndNote on the Windows platform. As this is an activity-based sessions, participants are encouraged to attend on time. 

For NIE students/staff, please email NIE Library at:


30 Jan 2020 (Thu), 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM             [Register]


10 Feb 2020 (Mon), 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM                [Register]

26 Feb 2020 (Wed), 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM            [Register]


13 Mar 2020 (Fri), 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM               [Register]

24 Mar 2020 (Tue), 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM                [Register]


9 Apr 2020 (Thu), 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM                  [Register]

Consultation with NTU Librarians

Consultation by Appointment:

Reference Management Software consultation for EndNote, Mendeley & Zotero  is open to NTU students and staff who wish to learn specific  features or  related enquiries. 

Please email to make an appointment.

Additional Resources

The official EndNote guide contains: