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EndNote: EndNote Mac

EndNote Mac

If you are using EndNote on a Mac, do note that there are some compatibility issues with the new macOS Serria. Details of the issue available on this EndNote KnowledgeBase page.

For MS Word for Mac 2016 Toolbar/Ribbon Tab issues, please consult this EndNote KnowledgeBase page.

Within the EndNote software, you will find useful information and a user guide to help you start using EndNote. For the Quick Reference Guide, go to Help Getting Started with EndNote. For a more detailed guide, go to Help Online User Guide.

The EndNote YouTube Channel is also a good place to view video tutorials. You can also check out the EndNote FAQ for solutions to issues you are facing.

Creating an EndNote Library

Ensure that both your EndNote library file and the data folder are in the same location. For EndNote (Mac), you can choose to save your EndNote library as a package. This means you will have only 1 file and the data folder which stores all the documents and information will not visible.

Creating a new reference

Tips on how to fill in some fields
Use Last Name, Given Name; e.g. Morre, Nicole
To add a suffix, put another comma at the end; e.g. de Young, John Robert, Jr.
Put a comma behind corporate authors; e.g World Health Organisation, If there is a comma in the corporate name itself, use two commas in place of the first comma; e.g. University of California,, Berkeley
To key in each subsequent author, use a new line (i.e. use the Enter key)

The Notes, Research Notes, and Abstract fields can each hold up to 64,000 characters, equivalent to about 16 pages of text.

Use the File Attachments field to attach PDF files (and other file types, up to 45 different files) that are in your hard drive. To attach files, do a right-click to call out the menu. Select File Attachments > Attach File

Exporting Citations from databases

For Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers, select RIS format and drag-and-drop the downloaded file into the EndNote icon on the dock.

For Firefox browser, you can choose the application to open the file in.

Creating groups to manage references

Inserting and Editing Citations in MS Word

Finding and inserting citations

Editing Citations

Configure Bibliography

Convert to Plain Text for submission

EndNote Mac FAQ