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Bibliographic Management Software _OLD: EndNote

Citation tracking software using EndNote, Endnote Web, and Zotero. Examples of citation styles and how to track scholarly article citations.

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Finding Full Text

Configure EndNote to retrieve fulltext through UC-eLinks while on campus or while connected to the Software VPN

To use UC-eLinks from within EndNote, make the following modification:

  • Open EndNote and in the top menu go Edit > Preferences
  • In the list on the left select Find Full Text
  • Check the four boxes, and paste this link into the OpenURL Path:

  • Click OK

You can now right click on references (or multiple selected reference) and select the Find Full Text option.


Currently the Libraries do not provide access to any version of EndNote. One can download a 30-day trial from the EndNote website.

EndNote Discount

The desktop vesion of EndNote is available for download to UCI students, faculty, and staff for $119.95 through the ThinkEDU online store

This purchase requires an “Academic ID” which consists of your UCI email address.

EndNote Tutorials

Importing your EndNote library to RefWorks:

Importing your EndNote library to RefWorks:

When importing large amounts of references, it is recommended to import no more than 2500 records (or 3MB of files) at a single time. This will ensure a successful import.

  • From EndNote, select the correct Output Style for the export. Under the Edit menu select Output Styles.
  • From the list of output styles select RefMan (RIS) Export select it.
    Note: If you do not see this format, choose “Open Style Manager” from the Edit menu. In the Sytle Manager window, click on “Find” and choose “Export.” Check the RefMan format and close the Style Manager. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
  • Select the references you want to export.
  • Under the File menu select Export.
    A dialog box appears for you to select the location where you want to save the file. Type a file name and select a location for importing into RefWorks. Select Text as your Save As type and click Save.
  • Go into RefWorks and from the References menu select Import.
  • Select Desktop Biblio. Mgt. Software as your Import Filter and EndNote (Ref Man RIS Format) as your Database. Make sure you select the appropriate Mac or Windows version. Browse for and select the file you just created from EndNote.
  • Click Import.

Update for MacOS Users

Apple will be releasing macOS 10.15 Catalina this fall. Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support with this release, which will impact EndNote.  EndNote X9 for macOS will be extensively updated for compatibility prior to the launch of Catalina.

  • If you already have EndNote X9, please install all updates as they become available to avoid interruption in your workflow.
  • If you are running EndNote X8 or earlier, we recommend upgrading to EndNote X9 as based on early information from Apple, your current version will not work with macOS Catalina. Alternately, you may keep working on your current macOS version.

Learn more about Endnote for Mac updates

Also take a look at EndNote Basic (It's free!)