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EndNote X8 (Desktop)

A bibliographic management tool which imports and stores citations from our Library's wealth of electronic databases, and facilitates writing papers.

EndNote (Desktop): Getting Started


This guide is for EndNote Desktop, which requires a purchase of the software from the EndNote website. Register for a free 30-day trial EndNote account.

For info on using the free, basic online version, EndNote Online (formerly EndNote Web), consult this guide.



Download EndNote at a discounted price (for U of T Students/Faculty/Staff with a current and valid UTORid)

Price: 15% discount off the purchase price until 31 Dec 2018.  To take advantage of this discount, please call 1-215-823-1767 or send an email directly to using discount code LIBRARY.

Purchase/Upgrade EndNote

EndNote X8 was released in November 2016.

  1. Are you a New EndNote user?

New EndNote users can get 15% off.

  • University of Toronto/UHN Students/Staff with a current TCard/UHN ID may purchase the Single License for personal or departmental use at significant savings.
  • Version: EndNote License X8 Single User License
  • OS: Windows or Mac
  • Price: 15% discount off the purchase price until December 31st, 2018.  

Want to purchase EndNote desktop in person?                                

EndNote desktop can also be purchased at the U of T bookstore/Computer Shop for $144.99 + HST (available on all three campuses - full details here.

  1. Are you already an EndNote user and want to upgrade?

When upgrading your previous version of EndNote to the current one, we recommend:

  • backing up your previous libraries
  • then uninstalling the previous version of EndNote (to avoid conflicts between the new and old versions)
  • then installing the latest version of EndNote

Browser Compatibility

When using EndNote (Desktop), we recommend using Firefox
Please note that all tips given in this guide are applicable to Firefox only.

Technical Requirements

Technical requirements for EndNote desktop differ depending on your operating system.

Windows Users: Mac Users:
  • Windows® XP SP3, Vista (32-/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-/64-bit), & Windows 8 (32-/64-bit).
  • Pentium 450-megahertz (MHz) or faster processor
  • 180 MB hard disk space available
  • 256 MB RAM
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation — not required for download installation.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 and later
  • Intel-based Macintosh
  • Hard disk with 400 MB available
  • Minimum 256 MB of available RAM
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation — not required for download installation

Please consult this page for more details.

Find Full Text Articles














To Link to Full Text Articles through the University of Toronto Library's subscriptions, follow these steps, which are also outlined in the picture above:

  1. From the EndNote Tool Bar, choose EDIT - Preference - Find Full Text
  2. Open URL Path:
  3. Authenticate with URL:
  4. Ensure that all full text search options listed are also checked off (Web of Knowledge, DOI, PubMed, OpenURL).

Future Pages

The HELP and 'Cite While You Write' pages are currently under construction.