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Citation Management : EndNote 21 (and EndNote Web)

What is EndNote 21?

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EndNote 21

(and EndNote Web)

EndNote 21 (aka EndNote Desktop) is a robust, online and desktop citation manager that requires a paid subscription. EndNote 21 is the most recent version of EndNote Desktop. Like all of the citation managers included in this guide, EndNote 21 can help you to collect, organize, format, and share your citations.

Also on this guide page are instructions for setting up and using EndNote Web, which is an online version of EndNote available exclusively to EndNote 21 users.

Installing and Setting Up EndNote 21

The University of Wisconsin-Madison does not have an institutional license to EndNote 21. EndNote 21 can be purchased as an individual license through Clarivate's website, which has discounts for students or those upgrading from an older version of EndNote Desktop. You can also reach out to your department to see if they may have a department license for EndNote 21. Once you have purchased EndNote 21, you should receive instructions for installation.

Once you have EndNote 21 installed, instructions for creating a new library can be found in this handout for Windows (the handouts for Mac are in the works!), or in the video below.

Handouts for EndNote 21

The handouts linked below contain detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to use EndNote 21.

Note: Handouts for Mac are in the works!

Handouts for Windows Users:

Videos for EndNote 21

Below are videos containing step by step instructions on how to use EndNote 21.

Have questions? Reach out!

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Have additional questions, or would like direct EndNote 21 support? Reach out to Paije Wilson, the Ebling Library's Citation Management Coordinator, at

To see the complete list of citation manager consultants at UW-Madison, see the consultants page of the UW-Madison Libraries' Citation Managers Guide.

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