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EndNote Guide: EndNote for Mac

EndNote is a reference organiser and writing solution. It is the ideal, time-saving software to enable students to collect references and then use this library to add citations to a Word document

Download EndNote X8 for Mac

EndNote software is available for CDU staff and students. The current version available for Macintosh is X8.2

If you experience any problems downloading the EndNote Software please email us for assistance: endnote@cdu.edu.au

EndNote and OS 10.10 and later

System requirements:

Macintosh

To update your Mac OS, go to "System Preferences / Software Update" or go to http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/.

User Guides

EndNote Toolbar missing

For EndNote X7 and Word on Macintosh:

The simplest way to get the tools to appear is to open EndNote, and go to the EndNote menu. Select "Customizer" from the EndNote menu. Check the box in front of the "Cite While You Write" option. Click next until the Customizer is finished. Open a library then open Word and check the Tools menu for the EndNote submenu.

If you're not running Word 2011 or 2016, or these instructions don't work for you, please search the EndNote FAQ for instructions for your version (they don't allow linking to the answers) and for alternate methods.

How to use EndNote in 6 minutes (Mac version)

Problems with browsers

Safari and EndNote

We recommend you use Mozilla Firefox as your browser when using direct export from databases on a Mac.

Mozilla-based browsers allow you to specify how to handle the data when you initiate a direct export, permitting you to select the EndNote application.

There are known problems with the way Internet Explorer, Chrome and current Safari browsers on a Mac OSX system handle MIME types, and this causes problems with the ability to directly export from certain websites into EndNote.

EndNote and Word for Macs

Cite While You write

The Cite While You Write (CWYW) functions put an EndNote submenu of commands on Word’s Tools menu. They allow EndNote to format citations and create a bibliography for the document that is open in Word. Depending on your version of Word you may see either a floating EndNote toolbar or one which is added to the standard Word toolbar options.

Downloading from Databases - Macs

When downloading references into EndNote for Mac, sometimes direct export will not work; instead the output file will get downloaded onto the Desktop and you will need to import it into EndNote.

Ebscohost

Ebscohost Databases allow you to do a direct export of your records into EndNote.

ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect downloads an RIS format file into your documents folder. When you import the file, use the Import option “Reference Manager (RIS)” to import your data.

Scopus

Scopus downloads an RIS format file into your documents folder. When you import the file, use the Import option “Reference Manager (RIS)” to import your data.

Web of Science

Web of Science downloads an .xml file to Documents. When you click on it the import feature of EndNote opens. You need to select the “EndNote generated .xml” option from the dropdown menu to import it.

JSTOR

JSTOR downloads an RIS format file into your documents folder. When you import the file, use the Import option “Reference Manager (RIS)” to import your data.

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