Mac operating system compatibility: Catalina & Big Sur are only compatible with EndNote 20 and EndNote X9.3 (not with 9.2 or earlier). Currently, only the these two most recent macOS have been tested to be successfully compatible with EN20.
Apple M1 Chip compatibility (updated June 29, 2021): The EndNote 20.1.0 update provides compatibility with Apple Silicon-based Macintosh. Please update to EndNote 20.1.0 via EndNote 20: Updates. Some customers with M1 machines have reported an error message stating that Word can’t load an add-in. The workaround for this is to set Word to open with Rosetta.
This desktop tool may be downloaded for use by Jefferson students, faculty, and staff for use on their own computers. Contact Jefferson IS&T (215-955-7975) for help installing on Jefferson computers. Contact Ask-A-Librarian for additional assistance
Note: uninstalling an older version before installing EndNote 20 is not required. Both X9 and EndNote 20 may be installed on the same computer, but once EN20 is the default application it is recommended that X9 be uninstalled
Refer to the sections for Compress Library for EndNote X and later users: "You can save your complete library (the filename.enl file as well as its associated .Data folder and all of its contents) to a single compressed filename.enlx file in order to easily back up your library or send a copy to a colleague. Later, you can easily restore (unzip) the compressed library with EndNote." Includes video: In action: EndNote 20 Compress Library
Selected measures to ensure smooth operation of EndNote include: libraries should never be stored in cloud-syncing applications (e.g., Dropbox, iCloud) or shared on network drives - either may cause corruption (a read-only copy of the library may be stored on a network drive, but with the original on the hard drive). Additional information about cloud storage
Opening a Shared Library: access a library shared with you after accepting your sharing invitation. It's possible to be a sharee on multiple EndNote libraries at the same time.
Library Sharing video & Library Sharing document: share your designated EndNote Sync library with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users. Assign access rights on a user-by-user basis. The video on this slide walks through the process to share an EndNote library by clicking File - Share.
Group Sharing: share a specific set of references from your EndNote library with up to 1,000 colleagues. Please note group sharees cannot view file attachments.
Due to conflicts with citation IDs, it is recommended that one author be responsible for writing (inserting in-text citations and creating bibliographies) the manuscript.