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Digital Tools: EndNote & Mendeley

Guide for PhD's: Digital tools for academic information

EndNote software : how to get it

EndNote via the ICT Service Desk
You can request Endnote via the ICT Service Desk via your student e-mail. Please send an email to . Specify the package and whether it's for a Windows or Apple device. They will send you the software for free via a packed file (you can unpack it with 7-zip The mail also describes the steps to follow to install the software. 

For students & staff of the Faculty. of Medical Sciences: please go to UMC Self Service to install EndNote on your lapotop or contact the ICT Service Desk of RadboudUMC through

Manuals & Assignments

More information & Assignments on EndNote for the course Digital Tools:

Manual & Assignments EndNote 20

Manual & Assignments EndNote 20 Mac

For more information use the Library Guide EndNote 20

  • Creating a library
  • Writing in Microsoft Word
  • Adding fulltext article to your references
  • Tips & Tricks

Manual EndNote 20 Mac: Quick Reference 

More information & Assignments on Mendeley for the course Digital Tools:

Manual & Assignments Mendeley

For more information on Mendeley use the Library guide Mendeley

  • Registration
  • Installation
  • Importing References
  • Tips & Tricks

Compare Zotero - Mendeley - EndNote 

Citation Manager Comparison Chart

Criteria Zotero Mendeley EndNote
Web based? Yes, works with Firefox browser and can sync with online account; connectors for Chrome and Safari available Not primarily, but can sync with an online account which is editable No, but can transfer library to EndNote Online
Operating System Windows, Mac, Linux Windows, Mac, Linux Windows or MAC
Cost Free for basic account, some cost for more online storage space Free for basic account, some cost for more online storage space $$, AU community may download for free through portal
Word-processor compatibility MS Word, Open Office, Google Docs MS Word, Open Office, LaTex MS Office, Open Office, iWork Pages
Mobile Device Application 3rd party iOS and Android apps, web interface iPad, iPhone, 3rd party Android apps, web interface iPad, web interface
Number of citation styles About 16 pre-loaded, "thousands" available for download from Zotero Over 1180 Top 100 downloaded, over 4000 more available
Number of import filters 247 "translators;" other sources captured as web page About 50, + COinS, + integrates with Zotero's "translators" 700+
Import from databases Yes Yes Direct export from specific databases
Import citation info from web pages Yes, also archives the page and you can add annotations Yes, with a bookmark for a limited number of sites (mostly publishers or databases) only with EndNote Online bookmarklet
Storage capacity Unlimited local storage and data syncing; 100MB free Zotero file syncing (larger syncing plans available for purchase); or can use WebDav Unlimited local storage and data syncing; 1GB personal and 100MB shared online space (larger online storage plans available for purchase) Unlimited local storage
Attach associated files (PDFs, etc.) Yes, with option to attach automatically Yes, and can highlight and annotate PDFs Yes, and can highlight and annotate PDFs
Search full text of PDFs Yes Yes Yes
Duplicate detection Yes Limited Yes; fully customizable
Create group or shared libraries Yes Yes, free for up to 3 group members (larger group plans available for purchase) Yes, with up to 100 people and includes attachments and PDFs
Create bibliography with different styles Yes Yes Yes
Automatic citation extraction from PDFs Yes Yes Yes
Other features Sync library with multiple computers
Use tags to organize/search
Sync library with multiple computers
Sync with Zotero library
Insert figures and charts using word processor integration
        adapted from Penn State University Libraries

EndNote on Mac