Download EndNote Desktop

EndNote Desktop is already installed on campus computers. RMIT students and staff can also download it for free to their personal computers.

EndNote Desktop software is available from the Software for personal devices pages for students and staff.

Problems downloading?

If you need help with downloading or installing EndNote Desktop, contact the IT Service and Support Centre.

Software updates

EndNote releases important updates regularly. To install updates, select Help, then EndNote Program Updates within your EndNote library, or download updates from this page.

Note for MAC users

When exporting references/citations from LibrarySearch, library databases, or Google Scholar, use the Firefox browser for best performance.

EndNote x19 and EndNote 20: incompatibility with MacOS Big Sur

EndNote Desktop x19 and EndNote Desktop 20 are incompatible with the Big Sur operating system, which is installed on all new Macs.

If you are affected by this issue, go to the Library's EndNote: a beginner's guide for more information.

Additional downloads: styles, journal term lists, filters and connections

For RMIT computers

The 'RMIT Harvard' referencing style and the RMIT Connection File are already available within the EndNote Desktop software installed on all RMIT student and staff computers on campus (Windows and Macs). You do not need to separately download and install them.

For personal computers

If you have installed EndNote Desktop on your own personal device, you will need to download 'RMIT Harvard' referencing style or the RMIT Connection File. See the options below.

If you are unable to directly save style, connection or filter files into EndNote's Styles, Connections or Filters folders, please save the file to your desktop, then drag and drop it into its respective folder.

Dowloading tip

To download files, right-click on the file link and select the Save Link As option. or use Alt + Enter keyboard shortcut.

Output styles are used to control the appearance of references in a bibliography. Check our referencing guide for an explanation of various styles.

For EndNote Desktop, save the output style to its corresponding sub-folder:

  • On Windows, save the file to C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote\Styles
  • On a Mac, save the file to Applications > EndNote > Styles

Download additional styles from EndNote's Output Styles site.

When EndNote is installed, several Journal Term Lists are automatically incorporated in the installation, except for Earth Sciences.

You will need to download the Earth Sciences Journal Term List separately.

One way to export references into your EndNote Desktop library is via a filter​. Some databases, such as Factiva, use filters if they do not have an exporting function.

EndNote Import Filters tells you which databases need an import filter that you can download for free. To find a filter, you need to search by the company (information provider) that owns the filter, e.g. search for Dow Jones for the Factiva filter.

Connection files allow EndNote Desktop and EndNote basic to connect to a library's search engine (e.g. LibrarySearch) or an online database to search for and import references directly from EndNote’s interface. But connection files will only let you do basic searches. If that is not enough, start your search in LibrarySearch or in a database.

Both EndNote Desktop and EndNote basic come with many pre-installed connection files. These include the RMIT_University_Library connection file and others from publicly-available library catalogues and databases. Use the Online Search feature in EndNote to access these connection files. You can download additional connection files from EndNote.com, and the RMIT University Library connection file (ENZ, 26 KB) if it is not already available in EndNote Desktop.

For EndNote Desktop, save a downloaded connection file to its corresponding sub-folder:

  • On Windows, save the file to C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote\Connections
  • On Mac, save the file to Applications > EndNote > Connections

Download additional connection files from EndNote's Connection Files site.

Please note

If using EndNote basic, you can only use pre-installed connection files. You cannot add any new connection files.

RMIT_University_Library connection file searches for and imports references from LibrarySearch only.

RMIT Harvard

IEEE Referencing Style


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