EndNote 20 upgrade – Important

On Tuesday 6 July 2021 we will be upgrading to EndNote 20 from EndNote X.9 

  • Users who access EndNote via AppsAnywhere on Windows machines will see it added to the list of applications   
  • Users who have EndNote installed locally on Windows machines can discuss upgrading with BU IT Services 
  • Users with a BU Mac can install it in the normal way; if it needs to be installed on a personal Mac please contact BU IT Services 
    This is a significant upgrade for a number of reasons and users of EndNote should be aware of the implications for their work. 

Important changes: 

  • EndNote is moving to 64bit technology. In practice this means that once you open an EndNote library in EndNote 20 (actually X.9.3 or later) the library is not backwardly compatible with earlier versions, i.e., X9.2 or earlier 
  • There has been a significant revision to the interface, more so than in previous updates, so familiarisation with the changes will be necessary. 

What should I do? 

Users should make compressed backups of their libraries in advance of converting them for use with EndNote 20. It would also be useful to review more detailed information about the impact of the changes, which is available in the BU library guide for EndNote desktop . Virtual drop-in sessions will be scheduled for after the launch to support users and the Faculty/School library teams are also available to answer questions. 


Kind Regards 

Library & Learning Support team