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EndNote is a software tool that you can use to manage bibliographies and references. It enables you to:

  • create your bibliographies in word-processing software such as Microsoft Word and WordPerfect.
  • store all of your bibliographic references in your own private, searchable reference library.

On this page you will find information about licensing EndNote software through Information Technology Services (ITS) including:

System requirements for EndNote software

EndNote Libraries are compatible across Mac and Windows platforms.


EndNote version X9:

  • Windows XP (service pack 3), Vista (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows 8 (32/64 bit), and Windows 10 (32/64 bit)
  • Pentium 450Mhz or faster
  • Hard disk with 180MB available
  • 256 MB RAM
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation (not for download installation)
  • Internet connection required to search online databases
  • EndNote files are compatible across Windows and Mac OS X platforms
  • Endnote is Unicode compliant
  • To use MSI installation, it is necessary to have the latest Windows updates installed.

Mac OS

EndNote version X9:

  • Mac OS X (10.8 and later) - please see the above note regarding MacOS Sierra
  • Intel-based Mac
  • Hard disk with 400 MB available
  • Minimum 256 MB of available RAM
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation (not for download installation)

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EndNote software usage and licence terms

  • EndNote is available to all University of Otago staff and students
  • Staff and students can use EndNote software on their home computers for University work only. They can only do so while they are University of Otago employees or students
  • An annual licence for EndNote software is available through ITS. The licence period is 31 December to 30 December

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Price of EndNote software

EndNote is FREE to University of Otago staff and students.

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Ordering EndNote software through ITS

University Departments/Staff

Please complete the Software Order online form on our software licence order form page to order EndNote software. Remember to provide a username/computer ID with your order.

Staff who wish to use EndNote software on their home computer also need to complete a Work at Home Application form (.pdf, 54KB) and email it to


  1. Please complete the student EndNote application form (PDF 96 KB)
  2. Email the completed form to
  3. You will be emailed to advise how you can download the software

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Do you have a question? Please see the AskOtago Knowledgebase for more information about purchasing and licensing EndNote software.