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Citation Ethics and Citation Managers: EndNote

Citations are a necessary part of academic writing, but they can also be frustrating. This site will help you figure out when you need to cite, why we cite, how citation managers can help you both manage and cite sources, and where to go to learn more.

Getting EndNote

Virginia Tech affiliates can download EndNote for free from Software Distribution. Simply click on the link for Network Software Server and log in via 2-factor authentication. From there, you can download EndNote. Please note that downloading the software from EndNote's website will not give you access to the full version of the software.

Tutorial: Getting Started with EndNote

screenshot of EndNote tutorial

Getting Started with EndNote

 EndNote basics for Windows

EndNote basics for Mac. 

Using Cite While You Write

Cite While You Write Basics for Windows

Cite While You Write Basics for Mac

Getting Started with EndNote - Live Training

Advanced EndNote Topics

Sharing libraries in EndNote X8

Setting up a journals term list

Finding Full Text through EndNote

Users can set up EndNote to find full text. This option is usually found under Preferences - Find Full Text: 

You can copy and paste the following URLs: 

OpenURL path: 

Authenticate with: 

Library Catalog Connection File

Need additional help?

For additional help with EndNote at Newman Library, contact

EndNote has an extensive user support system, including technical support, a user community, and a knowledgebase. Visit for a variety of support options.