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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 X9 for Mac

EndNote software is available for CDU staff and students. The current version available for Macintosh is X9

If you need assistance: askthelibrary@cdu.edu.au

EndNote and OS

Macintosh compatibility and system requirements

To update your Mac Operating System or security settings.

Be aware that Operating Systems change regularly which can effect use of the EndNote software and link to Word.

These Troubleshooting Guides may assist if the EndNote Toolbar is missing in Word.

CWYW tools-Mac

CWYW tools-Windows

 

How to use EndNote in 6 minutes (Mac version)

Troubleshooting EndNote for Mac

Mac Operating Systems

MacOS versions can contain features to save the contents of the Documents folder in iCloud and to "optimize" storage by storing less-used files only in iCloud online. EndNote libraries stored in iCloud, even when stored on both the hard drive and online, are subject to corruption over time. If you choose to store your documents in iCloud, we suggest creating a separate folder in your home folder and saving your EndNote libraries there.  Do not store EndNote libraries in iCloud or any other cloud-syncing folder, and do not store EndNote libraries in the Documents folder if you have selected the option to store documents in iCloud.

Tips for success:

  • EndNote libraries are made up of two parts: the .enl file and the .Data folder. These two parts must be kept together, both are needed for the library to work correctly.
  • EndNote libraries should be kept on your computer's hard drive. Storing and editing libraries on a network drive can lead to corruption and performance issues.

Problems with browsers

Safari and EndNote

We recommend you use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser when searching databases to export references to your EndNote Library. The Safari browser will always send the reference to the downloads folder first which means an extra step for you to put it in your EndNote LIbrary.

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