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McGill students and staff may download EndNote free of charge onto their personal computers at home or at the university.

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You can use EndNote to search online information resources, such as the McGill Library Catalogue or article indexes and databases, and import references into your own personal database. This database, which is fully searchable, can then be used to generate reference lists and bibliographies for publications, assignments and reports.

McGill Library provides the citation management programs EndNote and RefWorks.  With our university-wide site license for these software packages, McGill students, faculty, and staff can download them free of charge.

EndNote is installed on all library computers as well as other locations on campus.  RefWorks is a web-based tool which is available from any computer with an Internet connection.

EndNote Web, which is accessed and used online, is also available to the McGill community.

EndNote training sessions are available from the McGill Library throughout the year.

EndNote Web 

EndNote Web can be used alone or in tandem with the desktop version. Users can import references from online databases and catalogues, organize references in folders and store them online, and transfer references directly between the web and desktop versions of EndNote. In addition, the web-based version allows you to share folders, enabling collaboration with colleagues.

To sign up for an account on EndNote Web:

  1. Go to www.myendnoteweb.com.

    NOTE: to create the account, you must sign in from a computer on the McGill campus, sign-in to your McGill account, or activate your off-campus connection (VPN).

  2. Click on Sign Up
  3. Enter the required information into the mandatory fields, marked with an asterisk (*). Take note of the password guidelines!

All subsequent logins require your email address and this new password.

Your EndNote Web account grants roaming access to your references from any computer with an internet connection for one year after your last log-in from a computer on the McGill network.

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