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    EndNote X21.3 LATEST

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    Juan Garcia

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    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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EndNote is a specialized office tool that can help users of all knowledge levels to set up their own database of references, manage documentation, and create bibliographies for various types of research papers. Built with ease of use and customizability in mind, EndNote can enable users to build and manage their projects more efficiently than ever before.

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EndNote for PC is a powerful management database editor that surfaces tools suitable for creating timelines, bibliographies, and references, with easy-to-navigate UI and a wide variety of sorting and filtering tools. It can easily manage comprehensive records for school projects, thesis, and research papers regardless of their nature. The app focuses on easy data input, powerful metadata editing, sorting, searching, discovering links between data sets, and exporting.

Users are encouraged to experiment and find the mode of operation they prefer the most, with the ability to modify existing or create new libraries of references, quotes, and reminders. New entries can host data in various pre-defined files, including built-in support for referencing book data (Author, Year, Title, Volume, Issue, Pages…), web locations (URLs, file attachments…), and many others.

It even allows users to search and browse Library of Congress', 'LISTA (EBSCO)', 'Web of Science' and several other public websites for references and quotes that can be imported to your library as new entries.

While EndNote’s user interface does not feature any of the popular stylish elements often found in modern apps, it provides reliable and fast service to both novices and professionals. In its latest versions, developers of this great app have added new features that greatly help researchers to organize, sort, and share their gathered data. This includes built-in support for teamwork services (sharing, managing team access, tracking activity, and more), automated workflow upgrades, and more.

This program is a premium application, but users can request a 30-day trial by contacting the developers via the form. In addition to PC and Mac, the software is also available on the iPad.

Installation and Use

The app comes in an installation package that is just over 100 MB in size, allowing you to quickly download and install it. To get it up and running on your PC, all you need to do is to follow the on-screen instructions during installation, and input your credentials when first booting the app.

Once inside it, you will be welcomed in a very busy interface that is separated into three basic sections. On the far left, you have the My Library section for picking pre-made libraries and searching or filtering all your references. In the middle, you have the reference listing area for the selected library or search term, while on the far right you have the properties area where you can see the metadata entries for each reference. All the entries in the database are searchable, and the search tool also fully incorporates advanced options that can help you more quickly navigate your entire database of libraries.

  • Research smarter with the program, a comprehensive reference library manager.
  • Streamlined formatting, managing, and searching of bibliographies and references.
  • Built-in tools for manuscript matching, citation reports, and advanced search.
  • Expand and manage your reference library with online team support.
  • Manage your teams with access privileges, track activities, and more.
  • Gain smarter insights and impacts of your references.
  • Streamlined workflow with tools for automatic creation, updating, and formatting of bibliographies.
  • Access your references remotely.
  • Optimized for all modern versions of Windows OS. Also available on the iPad.
  • Available for FREE via a 30-day trial.
Key Features

Reference Management: It allows users to import references from online databases, library catalogs, and websites. It supports a wide range of reference types, including journal articles, books, conference proceedings, patents, and more.

Organizational Tools: Users can create customized libraries to categorize references by topics, projects, or any other criteria. The software also enables tagging, sorting, and searching to help users quickly locate the information they need.

Citation and Bibliography Generation: It integrates with popular word processing software (such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs) to insert citations and create formatted bibliographies according to various citation styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).

PDF Annotation and Highlighting: Users can annotate PDFs within EndNote, adding notes, highlights, and comments directly to their research materials for easy reference during writing.

Collaboration Tools: It allows users to share their libraries with colleagues and collaborators, facilitating collaborative research projects. It also offers a read-only sharing mode for sharing references without granting editing access.

Sync and Backup: It syncs libraries across multiple devices, ensuring that research materials are accessible from anywhere. Regular backups prevent data loss.

What`s new

Introducing the enhanced EndNote 21 and EndNote Web, the ultimate reference management tools that revolutionize citation management. Experience an array of robust features including productivity-boosting tags and seamless data restoration in EndNote 21. Elevate your writing process with integrated Google Docs document creation tools, while accessing diverse online resources and full-text research articles effortlessly.

Streamline your workflow by auto-organizing references, ensuring accuracy through automatic updates, and swiftly eliminating duplicates. Seamlessly insert citations with the "Microsoft® Word's Cite While You Write" function and build impeccable bibliographies using a vast reference type library or your personalized style. Stay updated with refreshed journal and referencing formats, access research from anywhere via the cloud, and facilitate global collaboration through library sharing.

Enjoy multitasking efficiency with the new Tabs feature, track collaborators' contributions, and expedite literature reviews with robust analysis tools.

User Interface

The app boasts an intuitive and user-friendly interface. The main dashboard presents users with options to create new libraries, import references, and access recent projects. The toolbar provides quick access to essential features such as search, sorting, and citation insertion. The clean and organized layout enhances user experience and minimizes the learning curve.

Installation and Setup

Installing EndNote for PC is straightforward. Users can download the software from the official website or FileHorse and follow the installation prompts. Upon launching the software, users are guided through a brief setup process that involves creating an account and configuring synchronization preferences.

How to Use

Importing References: Users can import references from online databases, library catalogs, or PDFs by utilizing the built-in search and import tools.

Organizing References: Create custom libraries and groups to organize references based on projects or themes. Utilize tags and keywords for efficient categorization.

Citing References: It integrates seamlessly with word processors. Insert citations within documents and generate bibliographies in desired citation styles.

PDF Annotation: Annotate PDFs by highlighting text, adding notes, and drawing shapes directly within EndNote.

Collaboration: Share libraries with collaborators, control access rights, and work on research projects together.


Is EndNote compatible with both Windows and macOS?
Yes, EndNote is available for both Windows and macOS platforms.

Can I use EndNote without an internet connection?
Yes, it can be used offline. However, syncing and online features require an internet connection.

Which citation styles does EndNote support?
It supports thousands of citation styles, including APA, MLA, Chicago, and more.

Can I access my EndNote library from multiple devices?
Yes, it offers sync functionality that allows you to access your library across different devices.


Zotero - A free, open-source reference management tool with powerful features for collecting, organizing, and citing research materials.

Mendeley - Another popular reference manager that offers social collaboration features alongside reference organization and citation tools.

JabRef - Graphical Java application for managing bibtex (.bib) databases.


It offers various subscription plans, including individual, student, and institutional licenses. Pricing may vary based on features and user types. A FREE 30-day trial is available for users to explore the software's capabilities before making a purchase.

Full License Plan - $340 One-time purchase

Power your research with a robust system you can count on

Experience Tranquility
Experience tranquility as you rest assured knowing your data is safeguarded with data restoration functions that fortify your work.

Work Anywhere, Anytime
Effortlessly transition between Windows desktop, iOS, and an exclusive, cutting-edge rendition of EndNote Web, enabling you to work from any location.

Boost Writing Speed
Enhance your writing speed with the Cite While You Write™ feature in Microsoft® Word, allowing you to seamlessly insert in-text citations while simultaneously generating a bibliography.

Elevate Research Efficiency
Optimize your research process with tools that automatically locate PDFs throughout your exploration. Subsequently, effortlessly peruse, evaluate, annotate, and search PDFs within your library.

Maintain Impeccable Organization
Utilize the innovative Tags feature to meticulously organize your research materials, facilitating swift retrieval of precise references.

Simplify Collaboration
Simplify cross-border collaboration. Share a portion or the entirety of your library with a maximum of 1,000 individuals, all while controlling access permissions.

Windows compatibility and system requirements
  • Windows 10, 11
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor
  • 600 MB hard disk space available
  • Minimum 2 GB of available RAM
Word processor software
  • Microsoft Word [CWYW] for Windows: 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, Office 365 (locally installed desktop version only)
  • Apache OpenOffice [CWYW] for Windows: 3.x, 4.x
  • LibreOffice [CWYW] for Windows: 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x (32-bit)
  • Partner CWYW Integration: Wolfram Mathematica 8
An Internet connection is required to register for online access, search online databases, find full text, and automatically update references.

  • Comprehensive reference management and citation tools.
  • Intuitive user interface.
  • Cross-platform compatibility.
  • Collaboration features for team projects.
  • Wide range of supported citation styles.
  • Learning curve for advanced features.

It stands as a powerful solution for researchers, students, and academics seeking to efficiently manage references, streamline the citation process, and organize their research materials. With its user-friendly interface, extensive features, and seamless integration with word processing software, EndNote proves to be an invaluable tool for scholarly writing and collaborative research endeavors.

Whether working individually or in a team, EndNote's capabilities make it a solid choice for anyone engaged in academic or research-related activities.

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