What's New in EndNote 21
EndNote 21 is here!
The best reference management tool is getting even better. The all new EndNote 21 and EndNote Web help you manage and format citations like never before with bold new features.With EndNote 21 you stay organized using features like tags that enhance productivity. You can enjoy peace of mind with data restoration functions that protect your work and improve your writing workflow with integrated document creation tools for Google Docs.
EndNote 21 key features
Protect your work with data restoration function
Take a deep breath. If the unthinkable happens, EndNote 21 can recover your library from the cloud and get you back where you belong. In EndNote 21, you can restore your library and library structure with our new data restoration function, ensuring your research is not lost. With single reference restoration you can also compare and restore previous versions of individual references.
Stay organized with tags
Tags are customizable labels that let you organize your references however you’d like. You can add tags to references and customize the color and name of the tags. You can add multiple tags to a reference and anyone who you share your library with can view a tag, making tags a great way to quickly and intuitively organize your references.
Cite While You Write in Google Docs™
Our best-in-class Cite While You Write (CWYW) tool makes it easy to insert your EndNote references into Microsoft Word™ or Apple Pages™. CWYW automatically creates in-text citations and reference lists and easily change the format of your in-text citations and reference lists. CWYW will soon also be available to EndNote 21 customers in Google Docs™ via Google Workspace Marketplace, making it easier to write your next paper and to collaborate on documents with colleagues.
Experience a new exclusive EndNote Web interface
With EndNote you can access your research anytime, anywhere from the cloud. Move seamlessly between online and the desktop and iPad applications. Say hello to the brand new EndNote Web, available only to EndNote 21 customers for three years from activation date. Securely sync your entire library including PDF’s, notes, and annotations across all your devices.
System Requirements (Windows)
Windows 10 or Windows 11
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor
600 MB hard disk space available
Minimum 2 GB of available RAM
Word processor software (Windows)
Microsoft Word [CWYW] for Windows: 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365 (locally installed desktop version only)
Apache OpenOffice [CWYW] for Windows: 3.x, 4.x
LibreOffice [CWYW] for Windows: 4.x, 5.x, 6.x (32-bit)
Partner CWYW Integration: Wolfram Mathematica 8
An Internet connection is required to register for online access, search online databases, find full text and automatically update references.
System Requirements (Mac)
macOS 10.10 and above
Hard disk with 700 MB available
Minimum 2GB of available RAM
Word processor software (Mac)
Microsoft Word [CWYW] for macOS: 2016, 2019, Office 365 (locally installed desktop version only) Partner integration for Cite While You Write: Apple® Pages
Partner CWYW Integration: Wolfram Mathematica 8
Network compatibility and system requirements
EndNote libraries can be accessed on a network – including networks with Macintosh and Windows workstations. Multiple users on a network can access an EndNote library simultaneously in read-only mode. This allows users to search for references, cite them in their papers and create bibliographies. EndNote does not allow multiple users on a network to edit a single library at the same time.
Installation and deployment
On Windows networks, EndNote can be deployed with MSI installer technology using scripting or via Group Policy.
- Windows Server 2003 & 2003 R2
- Windows Server 2008 & 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2
EndNote Cross-Platform Compatibility
What you need:
EndNote cross-platform compatible. Following the EndNote end user license agreement, this means:
- Individuals who purchase a single user license can install EndNote on up to three computers for their personal use.
- Sharing a license with other users is not allowed under the individual license agreement.
- Those computers can be any combination of Mac and Windows machines.
- By creating or logging into a Endnote online account (under preferences > Sync), that individual can sync their library across all three computers, as well as access it through EndNote online and the iPad app.
NOTE: Your EndNote product key is required for activation. Your key is the 25-character code located either in your email confirmation (if you purchased the download) or in the inside-left panel of the CD case (if you had the product shipped).
Integration with other research solutions that extend your reach
With EndNote, you’re better connected with extra research solutions that help you showcase your work, uncover relevant sources more quickly and get your research ready for publication. We’d love to build more bridges – ask about our API.
EndNote + ResearcherID
Showcase your publication lists
Create an online profile to associate you with your scholarly work, assuring an accurate record of output and attribution. This forms a gateway for colleagues to quickly locate your published work and to identify you as a potential collaborator.
EndNote + Web of Science
Get to the most relevant research, faster
By design, you can navigate easily between EndNote and Web of Science while collecting research. When you sync your EndNote library, your Web of Science references will automatically display their Times Cited Count and a link to Related Records (Web of Science subscription required).
Related Records uses the citation linking magic in Web of Science to find references that share citations with yours, spotting the truly relevant research much faster than a typical topic or author search.
EndNote + ScholarOne
Submit manuscripts more simply and accurately
Used by some of the most prestigious commercial publishers, societies, associations, and university presses in the world, ScholarOne Manuscripts helps publishers and authors simplify the manuscript submission process. A manuscript written with EndNote templates and Cite While You Write is optimized for submission through ScholarOne.
EndNote + Westlaw UK
Search it, see it, cite it
Save journal citations from Westlaw UK directly to EndNote. Then simply open the EndNote application in Microsoft®Word to insert your Westlaw UK citations
Export references from hundreds of online databases
We work with hundreds of online databases so that you can send references directly into your EndNote library with a simple click
EndNote API for software developers
Developers: Add custom functionality and connectivity to EndNote
- Build plug-ins that add new functionality.
- Script or batch existing capabilities and features.
- Create tools that extend the GUI.
- Provide better integration with third-party tools and products.
- Directly access records and data in EndNote Libraries (databases).
- Directly import or export into or out of EndNote.
- Leverage the power of the EndNote formatting engine (formatter).
The Software Development Kit is intended for technical developers who know object-oriented programming languages, particularly C and C++.
Users should also be familiar with the tools needed to produce compiled application code or DLLs. The API is available for both the Macintosh and Windows operating systems and behaves identically on each, unless otherwise specified. Individual customers and third-party partners are encouraged to use the EndNote API to develop tools that closely interact with EndNote.
Any party developing a component or tool that uses the EndNote API for commercial or wide-spread use must also sign a license agreement with Thomson Reuters to legally employ the API, Software Development Kit and any associated tools, documentation, or code.