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Download EndNote

WPI students, faculty and staff can download EndNote 20 from the WPI Software Library   --  click on the relevant EndNote Install Guide.   Both Windows and macOS versions are available.  [EndNote X9 is also still available for download.]

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.

Adding Full-text (PDFs) from WPI’s Online Library Resources to your EndNote Library References

 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:
  5. In the Authenticate with URL box enter:
  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:
  5. In Authenticate with URL enter:

To check for full-text availability via the WPI subscriptions, select a reference (or multiple references) in your EndNote library. Click on References (on the menu bar), then "Find Full Text". EndNote 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" (Tools menu)

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 Worcester Polytechnic Inst
  5. Close the window and you will see an option under Online Search (Tools menu) for Worcester Polytechnic Inst

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 or 20 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 or 20 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