Mac users - please read.
EndNote Desktop version X9.2 or earlier will not work with Mac OS Catalina. This operating system is designed for programs with 64-bit format.
EndNote version X9.3 is compatible with Catalina. X9.3 is also compatible with older Mac operating systems, including the one which precedes Catalina. However, the new EndNote library format that X9.3 is designed for (i.e. 64-bit format) is NOT compatible with older Mac EndNote versions, such as X9.2 or earlier. This means that when Mac users open their existing older version library in X9.3 or later for Mac, EndNote will convert their older version library to 64-bit format upon pressing Yes (see screenshot below). The original 32-bit EndNote library will remain unchanged should you need to use it with older versions of EndNote (X9.2 or earlier).
If you have already upgraded to Catalina BEFORE updating your EndNote program to X9.3, you will be unable to open EndNote in the Applications folder as it will be disabled. Older EndNote versions will not run. To fix this, you will need to download and install (or re-install) version X9.3: Students: X9.3 update, Staff: X9.3 update.
Windows users - please read.
The EndNote Desktop X9 version currently installed on RMIT Library student Windows computers is: X9.0. The EndNote company has released a newer version: X9.2. (All Library student Macs already have X9.2.)
You are prompted to download and install this newer version when you open EndNote Desktop X9. Alternatively, using EndNote's toolbar, you can go to Help > Check for Updates in Windows, or EndNote X9 > Check for Updates on Macs:
The newer updated version (X9.2) makes important fixes to bugs or faults within versions X9.0 and X9.1. If you still have X9.0, certain EndNote functions do not work as they should, and it also impacts on the way that EndNote-inserted citations behave in a Microsoft Word document. Although X9.1 is an improvement to X9.0, the former still has other bugs.
Last reviewed: 16 December 2019
EndNote Desktop is a software program that:
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EndNote can display references in your preferred referencing style (e.g. APA 7th ed., RMIT Harvard, IEEE, Vancouver, AGLC4, Chicago, etc.).
Before you use EndNote:
You need to know which referencing style your School, supervisor or lecturer wants you to use, and then become familiar with that style by using the resources below.
Learn how to reference: