Short Notes


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.


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Present Version

EndNote 20 for Windows and Macintosh

  • Available by download at the GWDG for institutes of the Max Planck Society or via the internal homepage of the IT groups
  • Word processor compatibility and system requirements
  • EndNote is also available for iPads (App-Store)
  • Language: English
  • Usage: single user, desktop based / multi user, web based
  • Limit: no limit on the number of references but it is recommended that it does not exceed 100.000 references on the desktop version to maintain efficient performance managing the database; 50.000 references on the web version
  • Using EndNote Web (cloud syncing) the data are saved with Amazon Web Services in Europe and may be replicated in more than one European regions for redundancy.


EndNote Information, Training & Tutorials

Reference Management with EndNote, an overview (Sabine Schneider, MPI Biochemie)

Comparison EndNote versions

Comparison EndNote Desktop - EndNote Online

EndNote Menus Reference Guide X9

Get started

Quick Reference Guides for EndNote 20 (Win/Mac)

User Help Guide EndNote 20 Windows

User Help Guide EndNote 20 Mac

EndNote Community

Common Questions and Support

Import Organization Sharing Output Export

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
  • 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

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