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This guide will lead you through the process of downloading, installing, and setting up Endnote on your computer.

Downloading and Installation

1. Navigate to


 2. Login on the USD portal.

portal login


3. Read the information about software compatibility with other bibliographic software.

    Click on the “PC” download link.

endnote download


4. A window will pop up requesting your username and password.

     Enter your university email username (firstname.lastname) and password, and click "OK."

 endnote pop up


5. Click “Save”.


6. A pop up bar will appear, click "Open".

endnote save


7. The file will download and you will see the “ENX7Inst” folder.

endnote image

8. A new folder window will open with the zipped contents of the file.

      Click on “Extract All Files.”

extract files


9. A new window will open.

      Make sure that the “Show extracted files when complete” box is checked.

      Click on “Extract.”

extract screen


10. A new folder will open with the extracted files (It looks very similar to the previous folder).

      Double click on the “ENX7Inst” icon to start the installation process.

endnote folder


11. There are a series of steps that follow for the installation.

      The appropriate responses are below each image.

Click “Next.”


intalling endnote

Read the agreement and accept the license by clicking “Accept.”


intstalling endnote

Click “Next.”


installing endnote

Read the agreement then mark the "I accept" bubble. Click "Next"



installing endnote

Make sure “Typical” is selected and click “Next.”


installing endnote

Make sure that “C:\Program Files\EndNote X7\” is the default folder and click “Next.”



installing endnote

Click “Next” to begin the installation.


installing endnote

An Installation status window will display.  Just be patient during this step.


finalizing endnote

Click “Finish” to finalize the installation.

 12. Click on the Windows button and select “All Programs.”

      You should see an “Endnote” folder in the list.

      Click on that folder to access the program.


endnote program



You have successfully downloaded and installed EndNote X7 on your computer.

If you have any problems with this process, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

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