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EndNote 20

EndNote 20

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a citation management program that allows us to: 


  • Build and organize a database of references
  • Attach, read, and annotate PDFs to references
  • Insert citations and bibliography in your paper
  • Share references with colleagues to collaborate


EndNote 20 has new interface design, improved PDF reading, reference summary viewer etc. to accelerate academic research.   

Download & Install EndNote X 20 ( Windows & MacOS)

Close all Microsoft products, especially MS Word that is running on your computer before you start downloading

  For your personal computers:

  1. Download EndNote for your personal computers from MyKUMC software page
  2. Authenticate with your KUMC username and password in the myKUMC software page 
  3. Scroll down to see EndNote 20
  4. Select the EndNote for your computer i.e MacOS vs. Windows


  1. EndNote X 20 Inst.exe zipped folder file will download
  2. Right click and select Extract All
  3. The files will be extracted to a selected folder such as your desktop or documents.
  4. Click next and follow the prompts to EndNote setup
  5. Agree licensing terms and follow the prompts to Finish installation.


  1. EndNote X 20 Installer.dmg file will download
  2. Click save (on your desktop or documents)
  3. Open Install EndNote X20 App from the prompt. You can also drag and drop the dmg file to the  Applications folder to install.
  4. Agree licensing terms and follow the prompts to complete installation.

  For University supplied computers:

Are you encountering issues with downloading EndNote X 20? Contact KUMC IT Customer Support at 913-945-9999 or open a ticket

You may Uninstall the previous versions of EndNote that is running in your computer in-order to save space and better organize

Uninstall previous versions of EndNote (X9 or X8)

EndNote X9 or X8 is still running on your computer?

It is suggested that you uninstall EndNote X9 or any previous versions before installing EndNote 20.


  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Windows XP: Click on Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click on Programs > Programs and Features. 
  4. Choose "EndNote XX” (where XX is the version) from the list and click on Uninstall.


  1. Open the EndNote program.
  2. Click on the EndNote menu and select the Customizer.
  3. Click the Uninstall option at the bottom of this menu. When this is complete, it will remove all external components.
  4. Click Quit.
  5. Drag the EndNote folder from the Applications folder to the Trash.
  6. Empty the Trash.

Uninstalling the previous versions of EndNote may not effect your EndNote library. You can also make a backup copy of your current EndNote library using the following commands.

  • File > Compressed Library for libraries smaller than 5GB
  • File > Save a Copy for larger libraries