EndNote Desktop

EndNote for Windows or Mac is a robust citation management program which you can purchase with an educational discount from DoIT. With EndNote you can:

  • Create a personal research database and organize references, images and PDFs
  • Import citations from online databases as you search
  • Format bibliographies instantly while you write
  • Share information with other EndNote users

Installing EndNote Desktop

Select Custom when installing EndNote so that you can choose to install:

  • Additional Connection Files
  • Additional Import Filters
  • Additional Bibliographical Output Styles

Before using your EndNote Library, import Journal Lists in order to enable journal abbreviations.

  • From the EndNote menu, select TOOLS, then DEFINE TERMS LIST
  • Click on JOURNALS, then IMPORT LIST….A window will open containing a variety of subject-oriented term lists. Select any term lists that are related to your research

Note: If you already have citations in your EndNote Library, you must first delete any existing term lists before completing the steps above.

Customizing EndNote for UW-Madison

For version EndNote X3 and newer:

  • Open your EndNote Library
  • Click EDIT, then click PREFERENCES
  • Click URLS & LINKS on the left side of the Preferences window
  • In the OPEN URL ARGUMENTS box, replace =ISI:WOS with =ISI:endnote in “?sid=ISI:WOS&…”
  • Click FIND FULL TEXT on the left side of the Preferences window
  • Select all full text options.In the OpenURL Path box, enter:
  • In the Authenticate with URL box, enter:
  • Click OK

Additional Help

EndNote, a Thomson Reuters product, maintains an extensive user manual online. Topics covered include: using import filters, creating bibliographies, finding output styles, and importing journal abbreviations/term lists, etc. EndNote Training is also available from EndNote’s YouTube channel.