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EndNote Citation Tool

An introduction to EndNote 20 Desktop version and EndNote Online / Web (free version).

What is EndNote?

EndNote 20 desktop version is a citation management tool that moves you through the research process as you search, organize, write, publish and share your work. Whether you're writing a paper or manuscript, leading a research project, maintaining a CV, teaching a course or applying for a grant, EndNote helps. And it does more:


  • Creates and keeps your references into your own personal and searchable library
  • Imports reference data, minimizing time on manual data entry
  • Creates rules to automatically organize references as you work
  • Finds full text of references using a one click feature
  • Allows you to read, review, annotate and search pdf content
  • Builds your bibliography using various output styles
  • Allows for sharing EndNote libraries or references with collaborators and colleagues


There are two versions of EndNote:
  • EndNote 20 Desktop version: a stand-alone program that you can purchase and install on three devices - desktop computer, laptop and iPad or an iPhone
  • EndNote Online (free version): also called EndNote Web or EndNote Basic. A cloud-based, free product that anyone can register for and create an account.
How to obtain an EndNote 20 Desktop program?

Contact the Medical Bookstore by email or by phone at 403-220-6863 to purchase EndNote 20 at an educational U of C pricing of $150 CDN + GST for current students, faculty and staff. Provide a current UCID upon transaction.

EndNote Workshops

Register for an upcoming EndNote session