Answered By: Kerry McKee
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2019     Views: 22

Endnote is licensed for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, so it is only available for download on computers that have the academic build. Policies related to software downloads and administrator rights are set by Hospital IT, so unfortunately this issue is outside of our control.

Here are the work-around options that are available to you:

  • Download Endnote on your personal computer and also create a free Endnote Web account, which is a web-based version of Endnote. It has fewer features in comparison to the full version, but if you are at your work computer, you can use Endnote Web to add and update your libraries and then sync it with the full version on your personal computer.
  • Petition for admin rights on your work desktop, specifically getting user permissions to download software.
  • Request to get an academic build workstation for your department.
  • Use EndNote at any of the public computer terminals in the library or on the in-library-use laptops.
  • Have your department purchase an individual Endnote license and have IT install it. Please note however that IT security will have to approve the software first, so if you do go this route, we recommend speaking with IT first prior to making any purchases. 

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We hope this information proves helpful.  Should you need further assistance, please feel free to be in touch via any of contact options listed on our Ask-A-Librarian page including phone, chat, and in-person support.