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Download EndNote

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

  • Windows Users: "\\storage.wpi.edu\software\EndNote" (Choose version V8)

    Mac Users: From Go, choose Connect to Server, enter : smb://storage.wpi.edu/software/EndNote/Mac - (Choose version V8)  

  • **If prompted for a username and password, enter admin\username in the username field, and your WPI password in the password field. You should not add @wpi.edu to the username.

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

For installation assistance, please contact the WPI Helpdesk.

Mac User?

If you are a Mac user you will likely want to aquire Endnote software so that you can take advantage of all the features of Endnote.  Use the document here to get set up.

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 Enable Open URL box if unchecked.
  4. In the Open URL path enter: http://au4sb9ax7m.search.serialssolutions.com/
  5. In the Authenticate with URL box enter: http://ezproxy.wpi.edu/login 
  6. Click OK.

Mac Users


  1. Choose EndNote X8 >> Preferences from the toolbar.
  2. Click on Find Full Text in left hand menu bar.
  3. Check the Enable Open URL box if unchecked.
  4. In OpenURL path enter: http://au4sb9ax7m.search.serialssolutions.com/?
  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 some items 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 Library Catalog connection file.
  2. Save this connection file in the Connections within the EndNote folder: C:\Program Files\EndNote X8\Connections
  3. Within EndNote choose Edit from the file menu, Connection Files, then Open Connection Manager.
  4. Scroll down and select the checkbox for Worcester Polytechnic Instit
  5. Close the window and you will see an option under Online Search for WPI

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 X8 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 X8 groups (except for smart groups) are synced within EndNote Web.

To enable within EndNote, go to EndNote preferences, EndNote Web. Click activate. Enter your EndNote web username (your WPI email) and your password for EndNote Web, which is probably different from your WPI password.