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EndNote X9 - a bibliographical management and documentation tool: EndNote Desktop

EndNote x9 for CUHK Staff and Students


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EndNote is a research tool and citation manager. Use it to:

  • Import and store references that you find in LibrarySearch and PDFs downloaded from journal websites or online database
  • Create bibliographies and reference lists in over 5,000 styles
  • Share references with research partners and colleagues in EndNote Web.

There are two versions of EndNote -- a stand alone desktop program, and EndNote Basic, a stripped down web-based version. By using both, stored references can be synced* so that you make the same set of references available in both a particular computer and an online portal, making your stored references portable.


* One online EndNote Basic account can only sync with one Library created in EndNote Desktop.

** Please note that library will NOT provide OpenURL and Group ID due to data security issues of EndNote's institutional licensing scheme. EndNote users will NOT be able to perform database search within the EndNote interface. Please use the LibraraySearch when searching for subscribed academic information.


How to install EndNote Desktop


  1. Download EndNote X9 for Windows version by clicking the link above.
  2. Locate the downloaded zipped folder, right-click on file and select “Extract All”
  3. The files will be extracted to the selected folder. Keep the two files (ENX9Inst.msi & License.dat) together and double-click on the ENX9Inst.msi file to start the installation.
  4. Click “Next” to begin the installation.
  5. [CUHK Libraries] will appear as the Licensee. Click “Accept” after reading the licensing agreement.
  6. Follow any further instructions from the EndNote Installer Wizard to finish installing EndNote X9.

Note:      Before you start install EndNote X9, make sure all Microsoft Office programs are closed.

If you have a previous version of EndNote installed, you should uninstall it using Control Panel before installing the new version.



  1. Download EndNote X9 for Mac version by clicking on the link above.
  2. Locate the installer, double-click on it to begin the installation. (If a warning window prompts, click “Open” and enter your Mac Username & Password to grant installation permission.)
  3. After the installer window opens, double-click the icon in the center.
  4. [CUHK Libraries] will appear as the Licensee, click the “Install” button.
  5. Click “Next” in the Welcome window.
  6. Click “Next” in the Read Me window.
  7. Click “Done” to complete the installation


Note:  Previous versions of EndNote should be uninstalled before installing the current version.