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EndNote Transition Guide

EndNote and Libraries Access Discontinued

For users who have lost access to EndNote and their EndNote Libraries, the library team will help retrieve those files and discuss your options.  For assistance with this or any other questions, please contact the EndNote team at endnotehelp@csufresno.edu.

If you would like to purchase an individual EndNote license, please see the left-hand side of this guide for special Fresno State pricing.

Why You Need to Move Your EndNote Library

Fresno State's institutional EndNote license is not being renewed due to the very high cost of the license and budgetary constraints.

Clarivate, the company that currently owns EndNote (as well as the Web of Science databases), has recently advised the campus that, since we are not renewing our institutional license, you will lose the ability to access EndNote Desktop and your EndNote libraries at the end of this calendar year. They can do so by deactivating our institutional product key that allows you to open the EndNote application that you downloaded from the campus' IT software page. Without EndNote Desktop, you will be unable to access, sync, or export your citation library, open attached PDFs or other files, or use Cite While You Write in Microsoft Word.

In order not to lose access to the content of your library, we've outlined your options below.  Please be sure to make the transition before the end of 2021.

         ♦  Purchase an individual EndNote Desktop license

         ♦  Sync your Desktop library and move to EndNote Online

         ♦  Transfer your citations and PDFs to Zotero

         ♦  Transfer to another citation manager