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Welcome to EndNote 20

Welcome to the Maguire Medical Library EndNote Subject Guide

The Charlotte Edwards Maguire Medical Library presents the following guide [1] on how to download, install, set-up, and use the EndNote 20 citation software provided by the Florida State University College of Medicine for students, faculty, and staff. This guide is intended as a basic introduction to the EndNote software and is not comprehensive. If you have any questions or issues with EndNote 20, please contact the Maguire Medical Library.

EndNote is just one citation management program. For more information on other citation management programs, as well as various citation styles, please see FSU Libraries' Citation Guide.

[1] This guide has been adapted from the University of Central Florida's Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library EndNote X9 Library Guide.

What is EndNote?

EndNote 20 Logo

EndNote 20 is a reference management software designed to help create, store, organize, and share references. EndNote 20 allows users to:

  • Store references in one place that is accessible across multiple devices
  • Collaborate on and share reference libraries with other EndNote users
  • Download citations directly from a database to your EndNote library
  • Download, attach, and manage PDF copies of references
  • Make annotations directly on the PDF and keep reading notes linked to the source document
  • Automatically format bibliographies and citations in JAMA, APA, Chicago, MLA, or in 1000+ other styles

Overview of EndNote Features

What's New in EndNote 20?

  • New modern interface design that prioritizes more vital information front and center;
  • Duplicate detection enhancements where duplicates are now found by searching both the DOI and PMCID information
  • Improved PDF reading experience where PDFs are displayed in full screen review, annotations and sticky notes can be searched by keyword, and notes/comments are synchronized between computers and among library-sharing team members;
  • Time-saving workflow improvements where multiple EndNote libraries are in dedicated windows in the taskbar and can be easily switched between;
  • Coming soon: EndNote library tabs allow users to navigate among different libraries without losing their place

How to Use EndNote 20 in Seven Minutes

Accessing EndNote After Leaving FSU

EndNote (online version)‚Äč

EndNote (online version) users always have access to saved references and created groups, regardless of their affiliation with FSU. However, after twelve months of leaving FSU (such as after graduating or retiring), you will lose your custom content files (e.g., bibliography styles, filters, etc.). When you lose access to content files, you will receive a message that says, "Your roaming access has expired." You can learn more about roaming here

EndNote (desktop version)

If you are no longer affiliated with FSU College of Medicine, you do not have access to EndNote (desktop version). Before moving to another institution:

  • Update and sync your desktop library to your online library by clicking on Sync in the toolbar or selecting Sync from the Tools menu
  • Change your FSU College of Medicine email address to a personal email address by logging in to EndNote (online version), hovering over Options, and then selecting Email Address
  • Affiliate your account to your new institution by contacting EndNote technical support.

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