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EndNote X8

These instructions were written as a short introduction to using EndNote X3, but have been updated continuously to reflect changes to X8.

EndNote @CSUS News

  • These instructions contain images/icons from X7; they look a bit different, but are located in the same places and operate the same way
  • EndNote Word 2016 Mac Compatibility issues exist. Follow the link for information
  • Mac Users please start with the Mac Users tab in the main menu


Link to the EndNote Support page for the latest news and downloads for:

  • Import Filters
  • Output Styles
  • Connection Files





EndNote is a program for managing references.
Use it to:

  • Organize References
  • Create BibliographiesEndNote graphic
  • Insert and format citations in papers

Continue reading the box below to learn more about EndNote [desktop version]

EndNote Basic/EndNote Web is the online component of EndNote. It has similar functions, although it is much more limited and not as robust as the desktop version of EndNote.  Students, faculty and staff can create an account.  At this time we do not offer assistance in EndNote Web's use, except for sharing references.

For additional information, and how to create an EndNote Web account, select the Sharing References tab at the top of the page).



Downloading EndNote X8  (Desktop):
It is available free of charge to CSUS students, faculty and staff from the campus software download page:

Here is a link to EndNote's page on Compatibility. Please read it before downloading.

MAC Users please read the information in the MAC tab before downloading.

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of EndNote EndNote recommends uninstalling earlier versions. Click here for more information.


Where to Get Help

Don't get discouraged if it takes a little while to get comfortable using EndNote. With a little practice it isn't difficult, and there are many resources available for help and information.

Or contact  Debbie Metzger (916) 278-7509