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CHEM 433 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

EndNote Desktop


The University of Rochester Libraries has a site license to EndNote so you don't have to pay for it! You'll get free updates as long as you're affiliated with the University.


  • Tip:  Always save your EndNote library to your local hard drive. It WILL become corrupt (unusable) over time if you save it to a flash drive, the cloud, or a network drive.
  • If you're asked for a product key:
    • Navigate to where you downloaded the EndNote program folder
    • Unzip or extract all files from the compressed folder
    • From the extracted files, open the .msi file;  this should continue the installation process of the program on your computer
    • There is a help guide on the download site called "EndNote 20 Installation Walkthrough"


There are 20 unnarrated videos in this playlist.   Most are a minute or less.   In 20 minutes, you will have a good idea how this software works.  

An additional user guide is available on your computer:

  • Windows: usually ...\Program Files (x86)\EndNote 20\EndNote.pdf
  • Mac: usually .../Applications/EndNote X9/EndNoteX9MacHelp.pdf

EndNote Web

You may want the full version of EndNote if ...

__ You frequently work offline.
__ You save PDFs to your computer and want to link them to EndNote.
__ You'd like to search the full text of PDFs within EndNote.
__ You'd like to find PDFs to match your EndNote references.
__ You'd like to share your EndNote library with other people.

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