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EndNote is a software tool that helps researchers gather, manage, and cite references to scholarly literature and materials (e.g., journal articles, books, maps, reports, artwork, etc.). For more information about EndNote and other reference management tools available, see the KU Libraries website.

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Student Cost: 

No cost for undergraduate students when accessed through Virtual Lab.

Faculty & Staff Cost: 

No cost

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Undergraduate students can access EndNote via the Web with Virtual Lab or with EndNoteWeb.

Campus Labs: 

Students, Faculty and Staff can access in the following central computing labs: Anschutz Instruction Center, Anschutz Library, BEST 160, BEST 165, BEST 170, BEST 175, BEST Open Lab, Budig Hall Main Computer Lab, Budig Instruction Center, Fraser Computer Lab, RC 120B, RC 120C, RC Library Open Lab, REGN 364, REGN 366, Watson Training Labs.


Graduate students, faculty, retired faculty and staff can download EndNote at no cost through KU’s Web store to use on KU-owned and personal computers. NOTE: The installation requires administrator rights on your machine. If you do not have administrator rights, you will need to contact your technical support to install this software.

See system requirements on EndNote's website.

EndNote also has an iPad app that costs $9.99. See the iTunes App Store for more information.


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The KU Libraries offers EndNote help. | 785-864-0431 or 785-864-4662

Some download and installation support is available through the KU Information Technology Customer Service Center.  |   785-864-8080

Troubleshooting and help information is also available at EndNote’s website.


The KU Libraries offers instructor-led workshops and desk-side coaching, check the KU Technology Training calendar or KU Libraries EndNote Workshop page for upcoming workshops. Online training videos are available on EndNote's website.


Multiple guides are available at the KU Libraries website. Additionally, the EndNote X7 user manual can be found on EndNote's website.

What updates are available?
To find a list of updates visit EndNote's website.
How do I download citations from a database?
The KU Libraries has a searchable help page where you can enter the name of the database and get step-by-step instructions, with images, of how to download citations to EndNote from that database.
How do I use EndNote Web?
The KU Libraries has created this how-to guide on EndNote Web. Additional instructional information on EndNote Web is available at the KU Libraries website.

View additional FAQs on EndNote's website.

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