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This guide offers instruction and information about the latest version of this popular citation manager available to the Brown community.

About Endnote

EndNote is a research tool and citation manager. Use it to:

  • Import and store references that you find in databases and catalogs (such as PubMed, Academic Search, or BruKnow)
  • Import references from your downloaded PDFs—or use the Find Full Text feature to download the PDFs of your imported references
  • Organize your references into groups
  • Create bibliographies and reference lists in over 5,000 styles
  • Search online resources for references
  • Share references with research partners and colleagues in EndNote Web.

There are two versions of Endnote -- a stand alone desktop program, and EndNote Online, a cloud-based version. If you want to use both, they can be synced so that you have the same references (from a single desktop library) in both places.

Getting EndNote via Brown

EndNote is available for Mac or PC to Brown faculty, staff, and students via CIS, at No key access or VPN is required.

Please note that it may be loaded onto Brown-owned or personally-owned workstations only.

If you require assistance with your download and installation please contact:

CIS Software Services
CIS Help Desk
Phone 401-863-HELP (4357)

Previous Versions of Endnote

The library will continue to support our patrons using previous versions of Endnote to the best of our abilities. However, we do recommend that those who are able to upgrade their software do so to take advantage of new features and functionality. If you have any concerns about upgrading, please contact us for assistance or consultation.