EndNote X8 is a software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies. La Trobe University has a site license, which permits all eligible staff and students of the University to use the software both at work and at home.

Download and install EndNote.

Note: To update to X8 in Windows, open EndNote X7 and click Help > EndNote Program Updates...

For further details (including handheld devices) refer to the official EndNote Technical Support and Services page.

Conditions of use

The software may be used only while the user is an eligible member of La Trobe University. The licence to use the software under this agreement will terminate when you are no longer a staff member or student of the University.

The software may be used "at the site or at their principal residence". However, use of the software at the principal residence is "limited to use related to course work, research or other work directly related to the users relationship with the University".

The software must not be "copied or downloaded on to any non-eligible user's personal system for personal use".

System requirements and compatibility

EndNote X8 will convert any Library from versions X1 on. If you have a library from an earlier version, please check the EndNote website for more information.

Requirements and compatibility

Platform System and hardware requirements Word processor compatibility
Windows Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7. Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010, Word 2007, OpenOffice.org Writer 3, Wolfram Mathmatica 8
Mac OS X 10.10 and above. Word 2016, Word 2011, Pages '09, OpenOffice


Authorization Required

If you get an authorization error message when trying to download Endnote you may be entering the incorrect username or password

Your username is your La Trobe Student ID or username i.e. 01234567 OR jbloggs
Your password is your La Trobe password, the same one you use to log into email.

If you have forgotten your password please contact Student IT Support.

EndNote toolbar missing in Word

  1. Navigate to the EndNote support website.
  2. Under CWYW 1, click Answer.
  3. Click the corresponding link for your Operating System, EndNote version and Microsoft Word version.
  4. Follow the instructions on the page.