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Download EndNote to your computer

EndNote Desktop X8 can be downloaded to your computer/laptop. 

Note: the use of EndNote X8 software from this site is restricted to current CityU staff and students.

Compatibility and system requirements

Check the EndNote page on Compatibility and system requirements

Download EndNote

Click on the link below to download the software.

Download EndNote: Windows or Macintosh


View the following CityU Library video How to Download EndNote (1:55 mins) for instructions.

Create an EndNote Library

To start using EndNote, you need to create a Library to store your references.

1. To create a Library, in EndNote select File > New. 

The default name of the new library will be My Endnote Library. You can rename it, if you wish.

The new Library will be automatically saved into the Documents folder on your computer.

Note. Saving your Library on cloud storage systems such as Dropbox is NOT recommended.

  • For Mac users: check the box Save as package for a stable copy.
  • For Windows users: ensure that the .enl file and .DATA file are always stored together.