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EndNote: Which EndNote?

EndNote Products

Thomson Reuters offers several EndNote Products: EndNote X7, EndNote for iPad, and EndNote Basic.  See the comparison chart at the bottom of the page.

EndNote X8 and Mac Known Issues

There are some known issues with EndNote X8 operating on Mac systems.  Please see the comment thread on their user forums to learn more. We would recommend contacting EndNote directly if you are considering using X8 on your Mac and believe you might be susceptible to this 'crashing' issue.  

EndNote X7

EndNote X7 syncs all your citations, attachments, reference groups and annotations. 

EndNote X7.5 for Windows & Mac, released 2 February 2016.

  • Brand-new library sharing with up to 14 colleagues, anywhere in the world
  • Background synchronization so your work is continuously saved online
  • Advanced PDF importing, file naming and organizing
  • Expanded format options, with more than 6,000 reference styles
  • Bibliography subheadings for more control and flexibility
  • New choices for organizing your research materials
  • New reference types such as interview, podcast, conference paper and press release
  • A plug-in for adding citations to Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides (Windows only)

EndNote Basic

Completely free, online-only access to Endnote's basic reference manager.

  • Access thousands of research databases
  • Use 6,000+ citation styles
  • Build a reference library in your field
  • Write research papers and manuscripts
  • Create course syllabi, write grant applications, maintain your CV
  • Share or co-create research libraries with up to 14 people plus yourself

EndNote for iPad

With EndNote for iPad, you can sync your EndNote library across your desktop, iPad and online to always have access to your research.

Available on the App Store

  • Redesigned interface for iOS 7
  • Automatic library sync with Background App refresh
  • Advanced PDF functionality:
    • Standard PDF annotations will sync with all other existing EndNote platforms. Create and edit the same PDF annotations from anywhere.
    • PDF annotations made in older versions of the app will be saved and made editable with the new tools
    • PDF annotations made in non-EndNote applications can be edited.
  • Expanded set of PDF annotation tools including: inserting notes, highlighting, underlining, shapes, strikethrough and free hand drawing.
  • New Reference Types including: Podcast, Press Release, and Interview
  • Updated Reference Types include Conference Paper, Blog, Data set, Thesis, and Manuscript

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Information in this guide is used from the Thomson Reuters website.