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Do I need to upgrade to EndNote 21?

You do not need to upgrade to EndNote 21 from EndNote 20 or earlier versions if:

  • You are close to completing your major work (publication, thesis etc)
  • You are already using EndNote's sync features and Endnote online
  • You don't need sync features (required for using across devices and sharing libraries or groups)

Use EndNote 21 if:

EndNote 21 new features

  • Recover a lost or damaged library
  • Data restoration function for individual references or libraries
  • Organise your references with tags
  • EndNote Web syncing - available for 3 years from activation date
  • EndNote Word Online CWYW - requires an EndNote Web account activated with EndNote 21
  • CWYW in Google Docs

More information about EndNote 21's new features can be found here

  • Please follow the instructions from Technology Services to install EndNote on your desktop
  • Clarivate recommends backing up data and saving a compressed version of your library from previous versions of EndNote, and uninstalling the previous version before installing the new version
  • Once installed, follow the instructions for setting up EndNote in the EndNote Library guide.

Compare and contrast the three most recent versions of EndNote desktop: EndNote X9, EndNote 20, and EndNote 21.

EndNote comparison checklist

EndNote 21 updates

EndNote 21 updates

Check the Clarivate instructions for updating here.