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Stony Brook University


System Requirements & Download

Before you download and install EndNote, please review the system requirements for your computer and operating system.


Stony Brook provides access to the full EndNote product for free. Download EndNote from SoftWeb to install it on your personal computer. You will need to enter your NetID and password.

Setting up Find Full Text EndNote preferences for SBU Libraries

EndNote can sometimes find the full text of a reference automatically by searching for data online and through the Libraries databases. To optimize this feature, you should take the following steps. 

  • Choose Edit - Preferences.
  • Under Find Full Text, check off the four options and then fill in the "OpenURL path" and "Authenticate with" boxes

  • OpenURL Path:

    Authenticate with:

Note that 1) the Find Full Text feature will not find everything for you. Some journals and database services (e.g., JSTOR) will not work with it. 2) If you are using EndNote from on campus, you will automatically be authenticated.

How do I avoid the product key during installation (Windows only)?

As SBU has a site license for EndNote, you should not be asked for the product key. To avoid this, you will need to do the following:

After downloading EndNote program, be sure to “Extract All” before installing.