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Download EndNote 20


Download EndNote Desktop 20 to your computer/laptop:

Download EndNote: Windows or Macintosh (restricted to current CityU staff and students)


Before installing, perform the following steps:

  1. Check the compatibility and system requirements: Compatibility and system requirements​.
  2. Back up any existing EndNote library files and any customized content files (e.g. output styles, connection files).
  3. Uninstall previous version of EndNote. For information, refer to EndNote: Upgrade from an older version.
  4. Close all open programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and turn off any background software, such as virus protection software.



If you are about to finish your paper or thesis and/or using EndNote X9, it is better for you NOT to upgrade to EndNote 20.


What's new in EndNote 20

Some new features are:

  • New interface design
  • Improved PDF reading experience
  • Enhanced, more intuitive searching
  • Duplicate search by new criteria: DOI and PMCID