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EndNote 20

Install EndNote 20

EndNote software is available for Holmesglen higher education students and staff.
Higher Education Students

Please email us a request to join the Holmesglen Library Higher Education Resources course on BrightSpace.

Please note: EndNote software cannot be installed on Holmesglen student computers.

Holmesglen Staff

On campus, staff must download the EndNote 20 software from ZENworks > Library Resources folder.

To use EndNote 20 off campus and on your own devices, please use the self-registration link on BrightSpace. Please see instructions below.

Software Requirements


You will need to download the EndNote 20 for Windows zip file. Extract the zip file content to the Desktop, then find and double click the file EN20Inst.msi.


You will need to download EndNote 20 for Mac. Double click and drag it to the Applications folder. Note: Ensure you have the correct system requirements

Available software updates

Once you have installed the EndNote application, check for software updates

Open EndNote 20

If you already have an EndNote Web account, you can use that login information to sign into EndNote 20. This will ensure that the references you have saved are linked between the two accounts. 

1. Open EndNote 20.

2. Close the Welcome to EndNote screen (if it shown).

3. Click File > New.

4. Choose a file name and location for your Reference Library.

5. Click Save

What's new in EndNote 20

New interface design  
Save even more time preparing manuscripts and managing bibliographies with an intuitive user interface.  

Cite While You Write  
Insert in-text citations while creating a bibliography in Microsoft® Word.  

7,000+ reference styles  
Build your bibliography in any included style, or customize your own style.  

Improved reading & editing  
Read and annotate more easily with full-size PDFs, and quickly copy a formatted reference.  

Share & collaborate  
Share selected groups of references, manage team access and track activity and changes. 

Compare EndNote 20 with earlier versions 

What's new in EndNote 20 Video
This video provides an overview of the new features added in EnNote 20.