How to Use EndNote in 5 Minutes
EndNote is an English-language reference management system, that is among the international market leaders and is particularly widespread in natural science and medical fields. Aside from the usual functions of collecting, managing, and exporting references, the program offers a large number of formatting templates and citation guidelines for publications in scientific journals. Additionally, the PDF management is extemely comfortable to work with.
The locally-installed EndNote program is supplemented with a web version, that enables collaborative work, independent of where you are (incl. a smart phone app).
University Site License
The University Library provides the RWTH Aachen University community (students and staff) with free access to EndNote through a university site license. The licensed version of EndNote can be found in the RWTH Software Portal, where you will also find further guidance on downloading and installing the EndNote software.
The EndNote license is limited to one user only; however, you have the possibility to install the software on three computers.
The site license for EndNote may only be used for the duration of your studies or your employment contract at RWTH Aachen University. After this, you will either need to uninstall the software or purchase your own private license.
EndNote is supported by the following operating systems:
- Windows (Windows® XP SP3, Vista 32-/64-bit, Windows 7 32-/64-bit and Windows 8 32-/64-bit)
- Macintosh (Mac OS X 10.6 or higher)
- An internet connection is required for some features, e.g. online research, finding full text and syncing desktop and online libraries.
Compatibility with Word Processing Programs
EndNote is compatible with the following word processor software:
- MS Word
- Apache OpenOffice
- Apple Pages 09
- Wolfram Mathematica 8
- Word Perfect
EndNote and LaTex
LaTex is not officially supported by EndNote; however, it is possible to use EndNote Libraries in LaTex.
The following link oftp://support.isiresearchsoft.com/pub/bibtex/ leads to a directory containing an output style (citation style) for use with BibText format, and conversion tools for use between EndNote and BibTex are also available.
You can find detailed step-by-step instructions here:
RWTH Configuration Settings
Find Full Text
In order to use the Find Full Text feature in EndNote, go to: Edit > Preferences > Find Full Text > Open URL Path. Then enter our OpenURL address: http://sfx.hbz-nrw.de/sfx_rwth and click OK.
RWTH Connection Files
Download the University Library Connection File to access and search the University Library Catalog via the EndNote interface and to save results to your EndNote library.
How to Download the Connection File
Click Link > Open with EndNote > File > Save as. The Connection File will then be automatically saved to your list of available connection files. (Edit > Preferences > Connection Files > Open Connection Manager).
Once you have successfully installed the EndNote desktop version on your computer, you can also benefit from EndNote online features, e.g. the option to work on projects collaboratively from any location. EndNote users can share bibliographical references with other EndNote users via library sharing (read and/or write permissions). Users also have 5GB of storage space for PDF files.
Set up a user account for EndNote online via your desktop version. Go to: Edit > Preferences > Sync. The homepage for EndNote online can be found here: www.myendnoteweb.com