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Description EndNote is a widespread and powerful system for Windows and Macintosh with a good Microsoft Word integration. References can be synchronized and accessed on the web.
Producer Clarivate Analytics
(formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters)



Alfasoft AB


Present Version

EndNote X8 for Windows and Macintosh

What's New in EndNote X8?

  • Available by download via site license agreement for many institutes of the Max-Planck-Society or via Alfasoft AB if your institute is not part of the site license agreement
  • Platform: Windows XP (service pack 3), Vista (32-/64-bit), Windows 7 und 8 (32-/64-bit), Windows 10, Windows Mac OS X (10.6.8x and 10.7.x, 10.8x), see also System Requirements
  • App for iPad available (is not included in the site licence agreement, must be bought separately)
  • Word Processor: please see the chart for Cite While You Write (CWYW) compatibility
  • Language: English
  • Usage: single user, desktop based / multi user, web based
  • Limit: no limit on the number of references but it is recommended that the it does not exceed 100.000 to maintain efficient performance managing the database; 5 GB file storage on the web


Reference Management with EndNote, an overview (Sabine Schneider, IVS-BM)

Tips & Tricks mit EndNote X7 (Sabine Schneider, IVS-BM)

EndNote Online Handbuch auf deutsch und Nutzungsinfos

Comparison EndNote X6 to X8

Comparison EndNote (desktop) - EndNote basic (online)

EndNote Menus Reference Guide X8

Online User Guide X7

Quick Reference Guide X7

MPG specific online workshops by IVS-BM

Tutorials by Clarivative Analytics

Forum - Community


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Additional Information
  • The "Find Full Text" feature offers the possibility to download large numbers of full text automatically. This feature may cause problems concerning the licence contracts between the publishers and the MPG. Please notice the General Access Conditions
  • How to use the Journal Term List (Video)
  • How to synchronize EndNote Libraries (PDF)
  • Synchronizing EndNote Desktop and Web Libraries (Video)
  • Capture for importing single references from web pages
  • For using the "Online Search" feature port 210 must be opened. For using OVID via "Online Search", please contact us for activating the access
  • New ProQuest Connection Files to search in ProQuest databases

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