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Download EndNote

WPI network users can get EndNote for their desktops or laptops from the following network shared drive:

Windows Users: "\\storage.wpi.edu\software\EndNote\Windows\x9"

Mac Users: From Go, choose Connect to Server, enter :"smb://storage.wpi.edu/software/EndNote/Mac/x9"

Please note that these are not URLs that can be accessed through a browser. For instructions on mapping to network drives while on campus, see the ITS instructions, or contact the ITS Service Desk:

**If prompted for a username and password, enter admin\username in the username field, and your WPI password in the password field. 

To access the EndNote downloads from off campus, you must use the VPN (Virtual Private Network). See the ITS instructions on accessing the VPN.

Compatibility & Systems  requirements

Note: For EndNote desktop to sync with EndNote Web (Basic) you must have version X7.1 or higher. To check for updates open EndNote desktop  choose the Help menu and choose Check for Updates

For installation assistance, please contact the WPI Service Desk.

Connect to WPI’s Online Library Resources from EndNote

 Windows/PC Users

  1. In EndNote, go to Edit >> Preferences 
  2. Click on Find Full Text in left hand menu bar.
  3. Check the Open URL box if unchecked.
  4. In the Open URL path enter: https://wpi.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/openurl?institution=01WPI_INST&vid=01WPI_INST:Default&
  5. In the Authenticate with URL box enter: http://ezproxy.wpi.edu/login 
  6. Click OK.


 Mac Users

  1. Choose EndNote  >> Preferences from the toolbar.
  2. Click on Find Full Text in left hand menu bar.
  3. Check the Open URL box if unchecked.
  4. In OpenURL path enter: https://wpi.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/openurl?institution=01WPI_INST&vid=01WPI_INST:Default&
  5. In Authenticate with URL enter: http://ezproxy.wpi.edu/login

To check for full-text, you must first open a reference in your EndNote library. Click on References, Find Full Text. It should retrieve the full text if available. If not, you can try References, URL, Open URL to get to the FullText Finder window with retrieval options. For items we do not have access to, you may need to choose Request (ILLiad Interlibrary Loan).


Connect to WPI Library Catalog Under "Online Search"

To set up the WPI Library Catalog connection in order to search for books, project reports, and items within the WPI library collection from within EndNote, follow these steps.

  1. Download the WPI connection file.
  2. For Windows, Save this connection file in the Connections within the EndNote folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote X9\Connections. For Mac, save the connection file in the Connections folder: Mac HD/Applications/EndNote X9/Connections.
  3. Within EndNote choose Edit from the file menu, Connection Files, then Open Connection Manager.
  4. Scroll down and select the checkbox for WPI_Connection_file
  5. Close the window and you will see an option under Online Search (Tools menu) for WPI_Connection_file

How to Connect with EndNote Web

What's the Difference between EndNote & EndNote Web? How do they interact?

EndNote Web
is a web-based citation management tool with fewer features. EndNote X9 users, within Preferences, can connect to and even upgrade their EndNote Web account. We suggest you upgrade to enable more features such as access to PDFs within their online libraries.

ENW is a great option for serious researchers who wish to share parts of their personal EndNote libraries with others. EndNote Web compliments EndNote and allows sharing of references with other EndNote Web users. EndNote X9 groups (except for smart groups) are synced within EndNote Web.

To enable within EndNote, go to EndNote preferences, Sync. Click Enable Sync. Enter your EndNote web username (your WPI email) and your password for EndNote Web, which is probably different from your WPI password. [For new users, you can also set up your ENW account by clicking on Enable Sync.]


EndNote Sync