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EndNote web and desktop

  • What is EndNote? EndNote provides a way to manage sources used in your research projects. EndNote allows you to: 1) create and manage a database of citations, abstracts, and links for documents you are using for research; 2) export citations/abstracts directly from research databases and import them into EndNote; 3) format your citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles; and more.
  • EndNote is available for your use either as a desktop application or a web-based application.
    1. If you choose to use EndNote desktop, you will download the software onto your computer and will store your database of citations on your computer.
    2. If you choose to use EndNote Web, you do not need to download any software and your citation database is stored on EndNote servers on the web.
    3. If you have an EndNote Web account, an iPad app for EndNote is available from the Apple app store (for 99 cents in January 2013).

EndNote Desktop       -download

  • Desktop versions "EndNote X7 for Windows" and "EndNote X7 for Mac" are available for download here: Download EndNote desktop.

  • Dakota State University students/staff/faculty may download a desktop copy of EndNote software for free as part of the Mundt Library's subscription to Web of Knowledge databases. After downloading, find instructions for how to use EndNote desktop here: EndNote tutorials and user guides.

EndNote Web

20 May 2014: If you use EndNoteWeb as your bibliographic citation manager, its owner (Thomson Reuters) is recommending that you change your password. To change your password, login to https://www.myendnoteweb.com/ and select the “Options” tab where you’ll find a link to “Password.” Thomson Reuters makes the recommendation because of the “Heartbleed” security bug

  • To begin using EndNote Web, see: Basic Instructions
    Provides step-by-step instructions with examples. Refer to Database-specific Export/Import Instructions when directed to do so in the Basic Instructions.

  • After you have created an account (see the Basic Instructions section for how to create an account), you can go directly to https://www.myendnoteweb.com/ to login to your EndNote Web.

  • EndNote Web provides a way to manage citations. It will also format the citations within the text of a paper and format the bibliography in the citation style you select. For example,

    1. You can create a folder in EndNote Web for each research paper and save citations into the appropriate folder.

    2. You can then designate in your paper where each citation (in your EndNote folder) is to be included in the paper and use the "Format Paper" option in EndNote to format the citations in the text and in the works cited (bibliography). EndNote can format in many, many citation styles (e.g., MLA, APA)




Basic Instructions for using EndNote Web: Step-by-step

  1. Create An Account
    1. The first time you use EndNote Web, you will need to create an account. To create an account, follow these steps.

      1. Select "Web of Science" from the "Database Quicklinks" dropdown menu on the library home page. If you are off-campus, you will be asked to login (with your Library ID and password)

      2. On the Web of Science search screen, click "EndNote" at the top of the window.

      3. Use the "register" link to create an account for EndNote Web.

      4. Once you have an account, you will be able to sign into it to import and manage citations in EndNote Web.

      5. Don't forget your password!

    2. After you have created an account following the steps above, you no longer need to go through Web of Science to get to EndNote Web. You can go directly to EndNote Web and login at: https://www.myendnoteweb.com/

  2. Search Databases & Export Citations
    1. Search a library database and select the items (articles, books, etc.) to use in your paper/project. Library research databases may be found by going to the Library homepage ( http://www.dsu.edu/library/) and using these links:

      • Research Databases (by Subject)-- a link in the middle of the homepage that provides descriptions of the databases arranged by subject
      • Research Databases (A-Z)-- a link in the middle of the homepage that provides descriptions of the databases arranged in an alphabetic list
      • Database Quicklinks -- a dropdown menu in the upper right corner of the homepage that provides a direct link to the search screen of each database
    2. Export the citations of the selected items into a saved file on your computer. See Database-specific Instructions to find instructions for the database from which you are exporting citations. Export is accomplished differently in different research databases.

  3. Import Citations Into EndNote Web
    1. Open Endnote Web and import the file (that you exported in B.2. above) into your Endnote Web account in this way:

      1. To get to your EndNote account, go to https://www.myendnoteweb.com/ and login

      2. In EndNote, select the Collect tab, and click on "Import References"

      3. Browse for the File you want to import (the one with the items you exported from your database search above)

      4. Select the Filter that will properly import the file. The filter will vary depending on what database you are importing from.  See Database-specific Instructions to find instructions for the database from which you are importing citations.

      5. Click the Import button.

    2. Move the imported items into the appropriate folder ("group") in your Endnote Web account by doing the following:

      1. In the My References tab, click the "Unfiled" group to see the items that you imported.

      2. Mark the checkbox beside each unfiled item that you want to move to a group (or check the "All" box at the top of the list to move them all)

      3. Use the "Add to group" dropdown at the top of the list to choose where to file the items.   If you need to create a new folder for the items, click on New Group in the "Add to group" dropdown and name it.

  4. Use EndNote Web To Format Citations In Your Paper
    1. Use EndNote Web to format your paper's in-text citations and Works Cited pages

      1. When writing the paper in Word, designate where a specific item is to be cited in the paper by entering the author's last name and the date of the item within wavy brackets.  For example:  {Johnson, 2005}  
        [To learn how to deal with authorless papers or papers with multiple authors, login to EndNote Web, click on the HELP link, find the Format References area, and click on "Format Paper."]

        • Here is an example of a short paper that is using wavy brackets to show which article should be cited where:

        CSI: Forensics Techniques for Determining Time of Death

        In criminal investigations, determining the time of death may be crucial for identifying potential suspects.  Several methods have been used to estimate the time since death {Henssge, 2000; Henssge, 2004}.

        One must examine the rate of body cooling and the factors affecting cooling to accurately use cooling curves to estimate the time of death {Al-Alousi, 2002; Kaliszan, 2005; Mall, 2005}.

      2. When you are ready to format your citations and bibliography (that is, works cited), save a copy of your paper in RTF (rather than .doc or .docx) format. Then return to the EndNote Web site.

    2. In EndNote Web, select the Format tab and click on "Format Paper"

      1. On the "Format Paper" window, browse for the File (.rtf version of your paper) to be formatted

      2. And choose the Bibliographic Style (for example, MLA or APA citation style)

      3. Click the Format button to format your in-text citations and bibliography (works cited).

        • As an example, the sample paper in D.1. (above) was formatted using MLA-no caps style, resulting in the following  (formatted in-text citations with a formatted works cited page at the end) :

        CSI: Forensics Techniques for Determining Time of Death

        In criminal investigations, determining the time of death may be crucial for identifying potential suspects.  Several methods have been used to estimate the time since death (Henssge et al.; Henssge and Madea).

        One must examine the rate of body cooling and the factors affecting cooling to accurately use cooling curves to estimate the time of death (Al-Alousi; Kaliszan et al.; Mall et al.).


        Al-Alousi, L. M. "A study of the shape of the post-mortem cooling curve in 117 forensic cases." Forensic Science International 125.2-3 (2002): 237-44.

        Henssge, C., et al. "Experiences with a compound method for estimating the time since death. I. Rectal temperature nomogram for time since death." International Journal of Legal Medicine 113.6 (2000): 303-19.

        Henssge, C., and B. Madea. "Estimation of the time since death in the early post-mortem period." Forensic Science International 144.2-3 (2004): 167-75.

        Kaliszan, M., et al. "Verification of the exponential model of body temperature decrease after death in pigs." Experimental Physiology 90.5 (2005): 727-38.

        Mall, G., et al. "Temperature-based death time estimation with only partially known environmental conditions." International Journal of Legal Medicine 119.4 (2005): 185-94.

      4. You can then use this formatted version to prepare the final version of your paper.  The first part of the document above is the text of the research paper with in-text citations formatted in the style selected; the last part is the list of citations that will make up the "works cited."

      5. WARNING!!        Whenever you use a computerized tool like EndNote Web to format your citations, check to make sure that the formatting is correct. Errors can occur.

  5. Learn More about EndNote Web

How to Export Citations from Various Research Databases and Import Them into EndNote Web


Use the database-specific instructions below to:

  • find the export instructions for a specific database as required in step B.2. above

  • find the correct Filter to select -- as required in step C.1.d. above

  • For additional help, login to EndNote Web, go to Help (link on upper right side), find the section for "Collect References" where you can select "Importing references."


Databases


ACM Digital Library (individual file)

Export from ACM

- Select a citation from the search results
- In citation/abstract area's Display Formats select EndNote (a new window opens)
- Save file using keyboard shortcuts (Windows: CTLR + S) (Mac: Command + S)
- Input a file name and a Text file (.txt)

Import into EndNote Web

- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- Click browse and find the ".enw" file
- Select EndNote Import from Filter drop-down menu
*Abstract is NOT included

CQ Researcher (individual file)

Export from CQ Researcher
- Select an issue to view
- Select CiteNow! near the top of the screen (a new window opens)
- In the new window select EndNote from the "Export Citation to:" menu
      NOTE: may need to turn-off popup-blocker
- A dialog box opens, select Save
- Save the citenow.php file (rename it, if you like, but with the extension .php)

Import into EndNote Web

- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select RefMan RIS Format from Filter drop-down menu
*Abstract is NOT included
*Citation is for entire issue, not individual articles

EBSCOhost databases (multiple files)

Export from an Ebsco database
- Select "Add to Folder" below each desired citation
- Select Folder (at the top) or "Folder has items"
- Select  "Export"
- Select "Direct Export EndNote Web"
- Click Save and EndNote Web will open (login and find the saved item(s) in the "Unfiled" folder.

Energy Citations (individual file)

Export from Energy Citations
- View or open any citation from the search results
- Select Download as EndNote
- Save the Citations.enw file (rename it, if you like, but with the extension .enw)

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select EndNote Import from Filter drop-down menu

Gale Cengage databases (Gale Virtual Reference Library, Opposing Viewpoints, and K-12 Professional) (multiple files)

Export from an InfoTrac database
- Check the box next to any article(s) in the search results or in an individual abstract
- Select the Marked Items icon (top of screen)
- Select Download
- Select radio button Plain Text
- Save Document_Download file as a Text file (.txt) - (rename it, if you like, but with the extension .txt)

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select InfoTrac (Gale) from Filter drop-down menu
*Abstract is NOT included

Gale Virtual Reference Library   -- see Gale Cengage instructions

Google Scholar

You will need to configure Google Scholar to send references to EndNote. Then you will be able to send references to EndNote by clicking on the "Import into EndNote" link. For instructions for importing references from Google Scholar, see FAQ "Import 11" at http://endnote.com/support/faqs/endnote/import

HighWire Press (multiple files)

Export from HighWire
- Check box next to any article(s) in the search results
- Select Download to Citation Manager (radio button) above/below of search results
- Select GO
- Select Download to Citation Manager under "You have selected X  citations/abstracts"
- Select EndNote
- Save citmgr file (rename it, if you like)

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select EndNote Import from Filter drop-down menu

IEEE CS Digital Library (individual file)

Export from IEEE CS
- Select the HTML or Abstract icon on any article from the search results
- On the right bar select "RefWorks, ProCite/RefMan, EndNote" under Download Citation
- A new window opens
- In the browser menu go to File / Save As ; name the file and save as a Text (.txt) file.

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select RefMan RIS  Format from Filter drop-down menu
*Abstract is NOT included

IEEE Xplore Abstracts (multiple files)

Export from IEEE Xplore
- Check box next to any article(s) in the search results
- Select the "View Selected Items" icon above search results
- On the Left bar is a Download Citations box
- Select Citation/Abstract and "EndNote, ProCite, RefMan" from the menus
- Select the double arrow icon to the right of the second drop-down menu
- A dialog box opens
- Save file (default file name is citationAct).

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select RefMan RIS  Format from Filter drop-down menu

Library Catalog (ALEPH) (individual file)

Export from the Library Catalog
- Check the box next to any item  in the search results
- Select Save/Email (above search results)
- In Records: select Selected
- In Record format: select MARC Tags
- In Encoding: select ASCII
- Fill out form then select Submit to send email to yourself
- Open email from aleph@apollo.sdln.net
- Copy the text (FMT field to the SYS field)
- Paste the text into a blank/new Notepad
- Assign name and save as a Text file (.txt)

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select U of Iowa from Filter drop-down menu

MathSciNet (multiple files)

Export from MathSciNet
- Check the box next to any article(s) in the search results
- Select Citations (EndNote) from the Batch Download drop-down menu (above search results)
- Select "Retrieved Marked"
- Save the file
- If using Firefox or Internet Explorer copy the citation(s) and paste it into a blank Notepad file, saved as a Text (.txt) file
- Alternative method for Internet Explorer - use the browser menu - File / Save As ; name the file and save as a Text (.txt) file.

Import into EndNote Web
- select EndNote Import from Filter drop-down menu
*Abstract is NOT included

OCLC FirstSearch databases (including AGRICOLA, Alternative Press Index, Biology Digest, Dissertations Abstracts, PsychFirst

Export from an OCLC database
- Check box next to a citation(s) in the search results
- Select the Export button
- Select the radio buttons: "Marked Records from this search" and "Export to EndNote"
- Select Export
- Save the DirectExport file

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select the name of the OCLC database (e.g. Agricola (OCLC)) from Filter drop-down menu

Opposing Viewpoints -- see Gale Cengage instructions

Physical Education Index (in CSA Illumina)

Export from Physical Education Index
- Check the box next to any article(s) in the search results or in an individual abstract
- Select the "Save, Print, Email" link (top of screen)
- "Use X Marked Records" is selected
- "Short Format" is selected, change it to "Full Format"
- HTML is selected, change it to Text, and choose a citation style
- Select Save (PC is the default, change to Mac or Unix, if necessary)
- Save file (name it, and save as a Text (.txt) file.

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select Physical Ed Index (CSA) from Filter drop-down menu

ProQuest databases

Export from a ProQuest database
- Check the box next to any article(s) in the search results or in an individual abstract
- Select the MyResearch tab (top of page)
- Select Export Citations
- Select Export to ProCite, EndNote or Reference Manager
- Save the pqdweb file (Rename the file, if you like)

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select RefMan RIS  Format from Filter drop-down menu

PubMed (National Library of Medicine) (Multiple files)

Export from PubMed
- Check the box next to any article(s) in the search results or in an individual abstract
- Select Clipboard (top of screen) from the "Send to" drop-down menu
- Select the Clipboard tab (all check items are listed)
- Change the Display drop-down menu from Summary to MEDLINE (the view will change)
- Select Text from the "Send to" drop-down menu
- In the browser menu - File / Save As ; name the file and save as a Text (.txt) file.

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select RefMan RIS  or PubMed from Filter drop-down menu

ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

Export from ScienceDirect
- Check the box next to any article(s) in the search results
(or view/open a citation)
- Select "Export citations" above search results (or citation)
- Select radio buttons Citation & Abstract (Content Format) and RIS Format (Export Format)
- Select Export
- Save file (science is in the file name)

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select RefMan RIS  Format from Filter drop-down menu

Scirus

Export from  Scirus
- Check the box next to any article(s) in the search results
- Select "Export checked results" above search results (new window opens)
- Change the Citation drop-down menu to "Citations, Abstracts, Keywords"
- Keep the default File Format: RIS Format
- Select Export
- Save file (Scirus is in the file name)

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select RefMan RIS  Format from Filter drop-down menu

Scitation

Export from Scitation
- Check the box next to any article(s) in the search results
- A box is located above the search results and labeled "Article Options"
- Select EndNote (RIS) from this drop-down menu
- Select the GO button next to the menu
- In the web browser, use the File menu to select "Save As" (file name is GetCitation)

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select RefMan RIS  Format from Filter drop-down menu
*Abstract is NOT included

Web of Knowledge (includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index, BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Science Citation Index)

Export from Web of Knowledge
- Check the box next to any article(s) in the search results
- Click "Save to EndNote web" at top of page
- This automatically imports the item(s) into EndNote Web

Import into EndNote Web
- No import action is necessary in EndNote Web because the items were automatically imported.
- In the My References tab in EndNote Web, find the newly imported items in the "unfiled" folder.

WorldCat (beta) (individual file)

Export from WorldCat
- View or open any citation from the search results
- Click "Cite/Export" at top of page
- Click "Export of EndNote"
- Save file (file name worldcat-ris)

Import into EndNote Web
- Go to the Collect tab in EndNote Web
- Import references
- select RefMan RIS  Format from Filter drop-down menu



EndNote desktop download information

Dakota State University students/staff/faculty may download a desktop copy of EndNote software for free as part of the Mundt Library's subscription to Web of Knowledge databases.

  1. Download instructions are in sections B and C below. Versions available are EndNote X7 for Windows (released 2013) and EndNote X7 for Mac (released 2013).
    1. To learn about EndNote X7 features, see EndNote X7 .
    2. For EndNote training videos and Getting Started guides, see EndNote training videos and Getting Started guides
    3. For help using EndNote desktop, see the EndNote support FAQs and the EndNote support Knowledgebase.
    4. If you are unable to download, please report the problem to DSU Librarians.
  2. How do I upgrade from an earlier version of EndNote desktop?
    1. While this is not strictly necessary, EndNote instructions always recommend that you uninstall any previous versions (including Demo versions) to avoid confusion later.
      1. First back up any existing EndNote library files and any customized content files (e.g. styles, connection files, and filters).
      2. Close all open programs, and then uninstall any older versions by selecting "Add/Remove Programs" from the Windows Control Panel (or trash the old folders on a Mac).
      3. Once any older versions have been uninstalled, run the EndNote download using the instructions below.
      4. This will create a new EndNote program folder, and you can then move any backed up library or content files into this new folder.
    2. Will my database/library be automatically converted to the new version?
      1. EndNote should be able to convert any library from an earlier version of EndNote. Before upgrading to a new version of EndNote, you may want to use the "Recover Library" command on your "EndNote library" to ensure that the data in the library is cleaned up.
      2. If you do have problems converting a library, see the Support links on the EndNote website.
  3. How do I download EndNote desktop? Computing Services has set up the download process for us. Choose the WINDOWS or MAC download below, and follow the download and installation instructions:
    1. ENDNOTE X7 FOR WINDOWS. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:
      1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN. If you are currently using an older version of Endnote desktop, read section A above to learn how to upgrade successfully.
      2. BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD, READ THE REST OF THE STEPS BELOW. Then download this zip file -- http://support.dsu.edu/downloads/ENXInst.zip
        • You'll need to provide a DSU user name and password in order to download.
        • Use the same user name and password you use for webmail.dsu.edu.
        • When prompted for your username, precede your logonid with dsu\ so your entry is of the form dsu\logonid where logonid is your network id.
      3. Open the zip file.
      4. Extract the two files using the "extract files" link typically located near the top of the window (or on left in Windows XP). You must extract the files. If you try to open the zip file "ENX7Inst" without first extracting the files, during installation you'll be asked for a serial number or product key so won't be able to complete installation (at that point, you'll have to exit the install process, extract the files, and begin install again).
      5. Finally, double-click on ENX7Inst.msi to install it. (NOTE: If the license.dat file is not in the same directory as the ENX7Inst.msi setup file, installation won't work)
      6. For help with installation and using EndNote desktop, see EndNote training videos and Getting Started guides, EndNote support FAQs, and the EndNote support Knowledgebase.
      7. If you are unable to download, please report the problem to DSU Librarians.
    2. ENDNOTE X7 FOR MAC. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:
      1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN. If you are currently using an older version of Endnote desktop, read section A above to learn how to upgrade successfully.
      2. BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD, READ THE REST OF THE STEPS BELOW. Then download Endnote.dmg at http://support.dsu.edu/downloads/EndNote.dmg
        • You'll need to provide a DSU user name and password in order to download.
        • Use the same user name and password you use for webmail.dsu.edu.
        • When prompted for your username, precede your logonid with dsu\ so your entry is of the form dsu\logonid where logonid is your network id.
      3. Open (double-click) Endnote.dmg and follow the on-screen instructions
      4. You’ll find Endnote in the Applications folder when you are ready to launch it.
      5. For help with installation and using EndNote desktop, see EndNote training videos and Getting Started guides, EndNote support FAQs, and the EndNote support Knowledgebase.
      6. If you are unable to download, please report the problem to DSU Librarians.

 


Last Updated: 5/22/14