Skip to Main Content

EndNote at QMU: EndNote Desktop

How do I access Endnote?

QMU supports the latest version of EndNote, currently EndNote 20. The previous version X9 is available on all campus computers and the remote desktop.

QMU has a site licence for EndNote and staff and students can download EndNote from the EndNote website. All installations of the software must be removed or you must purchase a copy if you leave the university.

Please note that EndNote Desktop and the Word plugin have been installed on the QMU desktop and remote desktop. This means that you can access it from your own device using the remote access VMware Horizon tool if you need/prefer to.

Getting started with EndNote

EndNote Desktop

We recommend EndNote Desktop for research postgraduates and academic staff. It has the full functionality you need, including customising output styles for specific publications. Synchronise it with EndNote online to continue to work on different PCs.

QMU's subscription to EndNote Premium, accessible only after setting up EndNote Desktop, which has more features and functionality. Follow the instructions below on registering for an EndNote account to make sure you have access to the Premium version.

You can download the desktop software onto your own device following the steps below.

Installing EndNote on your own device

1. Click the link below to install the software on your own device - select the right one for the type of device you are using

EndNote installer for PC

EndNote installer for Mac

2. Please email for the serial number and product key to allow you to fully install EndNote

System requirements and compatibility

Use this simple matrix to check whether EndNote is compatible with your computer system.

Where to store your EndNote files

Store your EndNote files on your computer's local hard drive, such as in Documents or on the Desktop. Avoid cloud-based services such as OneDrive, iCloud and Drop-box. 

When you use EndNote Desktop, especially when inserting references in Word documents, it constantly reads and writes information back to your EndNote library. If you use your files on a cloud-based location, such as OneDrive or iCloud, this means your library can become corrupted over time.

Check that your chosen location is not automatically syncing to a cloud service. On a Windows computer open the File Explorer and right-click on the relevant location and select Properties. If you are unsure just create a new folder on the C: drive where you will store your EndNote files. For Mac iCloud users we suggest creating a separate folder in your Home folder and saving your EndNote libraries there.