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EndNote 20 is now available to Deakin staff and students – see the Latest Updates page for more information!


Install or upgrade EndNote

  • Deakin computers: install EndNote from Software Centre (Windows) or Self Service (Mac)
  • Your personal computers: download the latest version of EndNote for free from the Deakin Software Library
  • The EndNote iPad app is available free of charge from App Store

PC users:

  • You must completely unzip the file and then run the install.bat file (this might appear in your file browser as "Windows Batch File". Look for something like .bat, batch, or Batch file!
  • If you try to install using another file in the package, you may be asked for a product key
    • Note: Some users have encountered an "access denied" error when they try to run the install.bat file. If this happens, right-click on the install.bat file, then select Run as administrator

Mac users:

  • Users with Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion or later may receive the error "EndNote [version number].app" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer". This happens due to the default security policies set up in Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion or later. You can override this message for each installer or apply a setting in the System Preferences to allow applications downloaded from anywhere to run.

  • Users with Mojave and Catalina, may need to change their Security & Privacy settings to use Endnote's Cite While You Write tool with Microsoft Word

Deakin Library workshops

Deakin University Library runs two EndNote workshops:

  • EndNote introductory: Learn the basics to get started using EndNote to store your references, attach full texts, organise your references into groups and cite in Word
  • EndNote advanced: Learn to use advanced features of EndNote such as how to edit a referencing style, merge Word documents containing EndNote references and recover a damaged library

More information about our library workshops and registrations can be found in the Library HDR Training Program webpage.


Recorded Deakin Library training session (50 minutes, April 2020)

Deakin Library Help Guides

Note: Help guides for the previous versions of EndNote are available on our training videos and PDFs page.

Online tutorials and other resources

Watch Online Tutorials:

EndNote User Manuals:

Further Help