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Chemistry: Subject Guide: EndNote

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I install EndNote on my computer?

Download EndNote

The GSU Technology website provides a free EndNote X9 download for both Windows and Mac. Additional instructions and help can be found in the EndNote Research Guide. Make sure to read these instructions if you're using a PC.

EndNote is asking for a product key. Why?

You need to unzip the folder you've downloaded before opening the EndNote installer. These instructions explain further.

Why aren't the journal names abbreviated in Word?

You have to manually add journal abbreviation lists to EndNote; the lists are included with the program, but they won't work without adding them with the Term Lists option. Scroll to the Importing Journal Abbreviations box for instructions.

I imported the abbreviations, but one journal name isn't abbreviating properly. How do I fix it?

  1. Check the Journals Term List to see if the journal has any entries. If it has an an entry with a full name but no abbreviation, delete it. This may happen if you didn't delete existing terms before importing the abbreviations list.
  2. If the journal has no entry, select Add Term. Include the full journal title in Full Journal field and the abbreviation in the Abbreviation 1 field. If you don't know the proper abbreviation, look up the journal in CASSI.

Help and Tutorials

Importing Journal Abbreviations

  • From the EndNote’s Tools menu, select Open Term Lists and then Journals Term List. If there is no Journals Term List, select Define Term Lists instead.
    • Delete all existing terms from the list (you can click and drag to highlight all terms, and then click Delete Term). 
    • Click on the Lists tab and highlight the Journals list. 
  • Click Import List. 
  • In the dialog box, navigate to the Term Lists folder (My Computer/C:/Program Files/EndNote X8/Terms Lists). 
  • Select the Chemical files and click Open.

Tip: If you can't find your abbreviation in EndNote, use the CASSI database to look it up.

EndNote for Chemistry

Get EndNote

Download EndNote from the GSU Technology software page.

For information on installing EndNote and creating an EndNote Web account, visit the EndNote Research Guide.


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