EndNote X9 for Mac & Windows Now Ready for Rutgers Users

Post created: 9/4/2018; Updated: 9/7/2018

Dear Rutgers Users,

EndNote X9 for both Mac & Windows is now ready for you to download and install. Go to https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/endnote and click EndNote X9 to download the program. You must use your NetID to log in to download it.

EndNote X9 New Features:

  • Enhanced reference sharing capabilities – desktop libraries now be shared via Read-Write or Read Only permissions
  • New reference types for social and other electronic media
  • Increased integration with Web of Science
  • Ability to create a citation report for an EndNote library or a group of references using the embedded feature from Web of Science
  • Expanded presence of Manuscript Matcher – accessible via CWYW in Word and EndNote online
  • Ability to share custom groups in a desktop library with other EndNote online users

To learn how to use EndNote , visit the Rutgers EndNote Tutorials page for step-by-step instructions. Or contact your campus librarians by emailing to citationmgr@libraries.rutgers.edu for help.


Word 2016 Not Compatible with EndNote X8.1

For Rutgers users, if you are using Word 2016 and your EndNote desktop is X8.1, you will not be able to see the EndNote X8 tab in Word. Therefore you will not be able to use CWYW as the two are not compatible. You need to download EndNote X8.2 in order to cite while you write in Word 2016. If you have any question, please contact your campus librarians for help. Thanks.

Class: Introduction to EndNote X8

Dear Rutgers Users:

Are you tired of typing numerous and complicated bibliographic citations? If yes, you should come to this class to learn how to use EndNote to create “libraries” (reference databases),  import citations from databases into an EndNote library, and cite references while you write a paper, etc. For more information, please visit the EndNote page at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/endnote. There will be two identical sessions. You may just attend one of them. Audience: Rutgers users who are interested in EndNote. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.


Session 1:          Monday, April 16, 2018, 12:00 –  1:00pm, RWJ Library Computer Lab                                         (limited to 15 people)

Session 2:          Thursday, April 19, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00pm, LSM Electronic Classroom (3rd Floor)

Instructor:        Yingting Zhang, Research Services Librarian, yzhang@rutgers.edu

Registration:     https://goo.gl/forms/gZVgYu1om33ja3II3

How to Search Medline via OvidSP from EndNote?


When I used EndNote to search Ovid Medline, I was asked to enter username and password. But my NetID did not work. What shall I do?


Searching Medline via OvidSP directly from EndNote is a little tricky. Unlike PubMed that is publicly accessible, Medline via OvidSP is restricted to subscribers. EndNote does not know who is a legitimate user. So you need to authenticate your computer first by accessing Medline and keep the window open or minimized (do not close it). Then open EndNote, choose Online Search Mode and more… When Choose a Connection box pops up, choose Medline (OvidSP) and hit the Choose button. Then a little login box appears, do not enter anything but just click OK. Now you should be able to search it directly. My advice is unless you are trying to find a specific reference, you should not use the EndNote direct search feature for a topic search. EndNote search engine is not designed to search Medline on OvidSP or other databases, rather its own libraries. Using a database’s native search engine would be much more effective in retrieving relevant references for a particular topic. If you must use the direct search feature, you may just search PubMed from EndNote.

How to Add DOIs to References?


When importing references from Google Scholar into my library, it didn’t load the DOI for any article/book.  The journal wants DOIs for every reference.  Can EndNote get these DOIs for me?  Is there an easy way to get the DOIs for my bibliography?


The easier way to get DOIs or other missing information for your references in EndNote is to use the Find Reference Updates feature. Below are the steps to using that feature:

  • Open your EndNote library
  • Highlight the references for which you need DOIs
  • Under Reference menu, choose Find Reference Updates. It will match your records against those in PubMed. If a matching record is found, it will update your record with updates found in PubMed.

You may also find DOIs by searching PubMed directly from EndNote. References found from PubMed usually contain DOIs. You may keep this reference and delete the old one without DOI.

New URL for EndNote Blog

For Rutgers researchers and librarians, the URL for the EndNote Blog has been changed to https://rutgersendnote.wordpress.com/. Please bookmark it, update your websites, research guides, handouts, and/or other places that you have embedded the EndNote Blog link. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

EndNote Class

This is to inform Rutgers researchers that the Graduate and Faculty Services team is again sponsoring two citation management workshops, this time focusing only on EndNote. Yingting Zhang will once again be presenting!

Using EndNote! Alexander Library, Pane Room, Wednesday, 3/1/17, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Using EndNote! Library of Science and Medicine, Conference Room, Wednesday, 3/8/17, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.