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EndNote & EndNote Online

Information about EndNote, the popular reference manager software program. Last updated: 10/6/21.

MSU Libraries Training Sessions

For assistance with using EndNote, please start by reviewing our training handouts and videos. The EndNote instruction team is available for one-on-one consultations, and Discovery Services can provide basic technical support.

The MSU Libraries offer free EndNote and EndNote Online training sessions for MSU students, faculty, and staff. Several classes are offered every semester.

To see a list of classes and to register to attend, please visit the Calendar of Library Events, Seminars, and Workshops*.

Classes are held at the MSU Main Library or Business Library. Online registration is required.

*Previous experience searching article databases from the MSU Libraries is highly recommended.

EndNote Workshop Recordings

Recordings of the training sessions offered by the MSU Libraries EndNote instruction team.

Instructions for Using EndNote

The EndNote Training Website provides online tutorials and webinars on how to use EndNote and EndNote Online.

There are also specific instructions from the MSU Libraries for downloading citations into EndNote from our databases available.

Training Handouts

The following handouts are used during EndNote training sessions at the MSU Libraries.

EndNote 20

EndNote Online

EndNote X7

Note: While created with EndNote X7, this handout can also be used for versions X8 and X9. Some directions may be different than those for the current version of EndNote (20).


The videos listed here demonstrate how to do many common activities in EndNote and EndNote Online. The videos are a mix of ones created by MSU librarians and others from Clarivate, the publisher of EndNote. Some of the videos may show an older version of the desktop software. More videos are available on the EndNote YouTube channel or the EndNote website.

Please contact the EndNote instruction team for further training, or Discovery Services for technical assistance.

EndNote 20

EndNote X9

EndNote Online

Cite While You Write

Exporting Citations from Databases

EndNote Workshop Recordings

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