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EndNote X9

About EndNote

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a reference management software package used to manage references. EndNote lets users: keep references in one place, create citations and bibliographies for documents, and more. 

How do I get EndNote?

EndNote X9 is available from the institution's Software Center. If you experience issues with installation, please contact 4-INFO (713-794-4636).

  1. Search for the Software Center from your computer's start menu
  2. Search the Software Center for EndNote
  3. Select EndNote X9 and follow the installation prompts
EndNote Help

This Guide is designed to assist new and current users in learning and using EndNote. Use the menu on the left to view instructions for completing tasks in EndNote. Online resources from EndNote's producer are also available; links for those resources are provided below. 

Product Performance

Notes on Performance

Optimize EndNote's performance and minimize corruption issues by following the recommendations outlined here. 

Back-Up Libraries

Back-up libraries regularly using the Compressed Library (.enlx)… option in the File menu. Make note of where you are saving compressed files. Keep in mind, compressed files are static. Any changes made to the library after compressing/saving will not be applied to the back-up file. 

EndNote Online

Create an EndNote Online account and sync it to your desktop application. This feature lets users access their EndNote library from any machine. It also provides a way for recovering a library. Register for an account here

Upgrading Software

Uninstall previous versions of EndNote before installing a new version. Typically, libraries created in older versions are compatible with newer versions, or can be converted in the newer version for compatibility. In the desktop application, the EndNote version can be identified by selecting the About EndNote... option from the Help menu.