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EndNote for MPH Students: Organizing, citing & sharing public health literature  

This guide is designed to support learning in SPH201: Introduction to Public Health.
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Prior to class on August 8th Print Page

SPH 201 Students

The Carlson Health Sciences Librarians are looking forward to joining SPH 201:

  • Friday, August 8, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon
  • Shields Library Instruction Lab, 1st floor (past the Reserves Desk). [map]

The workshop will be an introduction to using EndNote citation management software to organize, cite, and share public health literature for MPH students. 

Please note:  Class is meeting at Shields Library on main campus, NOT Carlson Health Sciences Library.

Computers will be available for you to use during class time; however, if you have a laptop we encourage you to bring it so that you can practice on your own device.  If you plan to bring your own laptop please complete Steps 1, 2, & 3 in the boxes that follow.

Please complete a brief survey prior to class.

Contact us if you have questions or problems:


    Step 1. Install EndNote x7 on your laptop.

    EndNote is licensed by UC Davis, which makes it available for free to students.  From the following link to MyUCDavis, navigate to EndNote from the top menu tabs:

    UCD Resources --> Software --> Select Library in left navigation column --> EndNote

    Download EndNote software

    VERY IMPORTANT:  Follow these download instructions:


    Windows Installation Instructions
    Please save the .zip file to desktop, DO NOT choose the "Open with xxxx" option.
    You must download the zip file in order to install correctly.

    After you download the .zip file, right click and choose "Extract to EndNoteVersion#/". You then go into the folder that is created and double click on the MSI file.

    Note: The .msi file and the file are placed are in a zip file, the file has to be extracted and the MSI run from the extracted file/folder. If you download the .zip file and double click on the .zip file, the default action for Windows XP is to open the file as though it was a folder. If the MSI file is then double clicked, the License.dat file will not be detected because it is in the .zip file.

    If you still encounter issues please send email to

    Mac Installation Instructions
    Please use Safari to download the Endnote software.
    After downloading the dmg file from the Software License Web Site, double click on the dmg file.
    Next you will see a BOX open that has:

    • Volume & Site License Unlocked Installer
    • Thomson Reuters
    • EndNote X*

    To install, simple drag the Endnote X* folder to the Applications Folders.
    EndNote X* folder -> Applications folder
    Next, open the Applications folder, go to the EndNote X* folder, open and run double click on the installer.
    In the BOX you'll also see folder called "Tutorials"

    Step 2. Consider installing Firefox Browser, if it is not already installed.

    This is recommended if you only have Safari browser.  While Safari and EndNote are compatible, some export to EndNote functions are not as streamlined in Safari (and can be frustrating).

    Download Mozilla Firefox

    Step 3. Configure Google Scholar for UC-eLinks and EndNote

    A configuration step is required to automatically access UC Davis Library's licensed full-text articles and export to EndNote from within Google Scholar.

    Go to:

    Select the Settings gear icon.  Make the following adjustments:

    Search results:

    • Select 20 results per page.
    • Bibliography manager:  Select EndNote, not BibTex.
    • Save

    Library Links:

    • Search for California Digital Library -- UC-eLinks and click on the checkbox.
    • If University of California Davis -- UC-eLinks is not already selected, then search for it and click on the checkbox.
    • Save
    • You should have two Library links now selected (University of California Davis, and California Digital Library).

    Step 4. EndNote Videos


    Carlson Health Sciences Librarians

    Carlson Health Sciences Library
    530 752 8041

    Deanna Johnson
    530 752 3271

    Amy Studer
    916 734 0206

    Mary Wood
    530 754 9122


    Questions? Chat with a Librarian




    Thanks to Librarian Colleagues

    Many thanks to the following UC Davis Librarians for their contributions to content:

    • Cory Craig for creating EndNote:  Getting Started.
    • Melissa Browne for creating Citation Guides.


    • EndNote Capture Plug-In
      This enables you to add webpages to EndNote in fewer steps, especially when there is not an automatic export option available.
    • EndNote app for iPad
      Synch's to EndNote software on your computer via EndNote Web cloud storage.

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