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EndNote Tutorials

EndNote is a citation management tool used by researchers, faculty, and students to store, organize and cite references. This guide is to show how to use EndNote effectively.

EndNote 20 Available to Rutgers Users on January 4, 2021

EndNote 20 Is Now Available for Rutgers Users to Download.

EndNote 20 for both Windows and Mac can be downloaded on the Rutgers University Libraries EndNote page at

What's new in EndNote 20? It has the following:

  • New intuitive interface design
  • Improved PDF reading
  • New Library menu and revised Tools menu
  • Changes in buttons, icons, and layout
  • Improved and simpler Online Search
  • Quick access to Preferences
  • Multiple Libraries in separate windows
  • Fields like Rating, Read status no longer default but still available
  • Simple Search and Advanced Search
  • Duplicate Search with new fields added
  • Sync Status showing more details
  • EndNote Click (formerly Kopernio) installer on as a default allowing to add bibliographic and fulltext from online resources when available into EndNote just a click away

Please note that Help has not been updated for EndNote 20 yet. More features will be released in the coming year. Features such as citing in Word Online and Google Doc is on the enhancement list.

When switching to EndNote 20, if you are using EndNote X9.2 or earlier, you will need to convert your library when it is opened the first time. According to Clarivate, both the old and new versions can co-exist but only one can be linked to Word for CWYW and only one can automatically open text files when directly exporting from sources.

More information on EndNote 20 is being added to the EndNote page and EndNote Tutorials If you have any questions or need help with EndNote, please contact:


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