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EndNote: Welcome

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Using this Guide

EndNote is very intuitive to use. This guide is designed to support all users whatever their level of expertise.

The guide is divided into several sections. Use the tabs and dropdown menus across the top to navigate through topics, and the "Print Guide"  and "Print Page" options to print specific items.

  • EndNote Overview looks at how to access/purchase desktop EndNote and the iPad app and register for an EndNote Basic account.
  • Saving References shows you how to automatically transfer references to your library.
  • Cite While You Write show you how to embed your references in your MSWord Document.
  • Creating Bibliographies considers the best method to then reproduce your citations/bibliography in your written work.
  • Beyond the Basics considers some more 'advanced' tips and techniques to make referencing even easier still.
  • Support takes you to LibAnswers where you can post questions. You questions will be forwarded to a member of the IT at IOE or ISD team.  There is a list of FAQs in a document on this page which may help advanced users of EndNote. You can also email biblio-support@ucl.ac.uk for additional support.

Alternatives to EndNote

There are a wide range of citation managers available, including freely available open source products such as Mendeley and Zotero

We have produced LibGuides to both Mendeley and Zotero.

Ultimately it may be down to personal choice but this useful comparison guide evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each may help you decide.

Some users use a combination of products for versatility. EndNote libraries can be saved to other products and vice-versa so there are no compatability issues. 

License

The Creative Commons license grants you permission to copy this guide, in part or in its entirety, as a template in your own LibGuides system as long as you credit the author and the UCL Institute of Education's Newsam Library on your copy.

What's new in EndNote X8

Try before you buy EndNote

There are three options for EndNote available to you:

 

The Desktop version of EndNote is available to purchase at c£70. Or you can download a free 3--day trial.  You can also use UCL@Desktop Anywhere to access the software from UCL's network.

 

EndNote Online is the free version of the software. It will let you collate, organize and format references. It will also allow you to cite as you write and produce your bibliography.  This version has basic functionality.

 

EndNote has an iPad app which is free.  This will allow you to access and update your library. It will also allow you to add notes, pdf documents and annotate these.  It does not, however, have Cite While You Write.

 

You are advised to download a 30-day trial version of EndNote before purchasing it for c£70.  The free version of EndNote is not as powerful.  A summary of the differences between EndNote basis - the free version - and EndNote is available here. If you have an older version of EndNote and want to compare features on X6, X7 and X8, click here for information.

EndNote via Desktop@UCL Anywhere

If you do not want to purchase the full version of EndNote, you can login remotely to Desktop@UCL Anywhere and access the software from the Programs and Files menu - All Programs - Applications A-E - EndNote. ISD recommend that you you install the Citrix Receiver on your computer or device for the best experience.

 

 

LibAnswers

If you have a question, why not tweet us @IOELibrary, text us on
+44 (0)20 3322 1810 or
   

Our online enquiry service, LibAnswers, is available:

Mon to Fri from 10.45 to 19.00 and Sat from 09.30 – 17.00 except during the Summer when it is available Mon to Fri 09:30-18:00.

EndNote Training Sessions

The IT for IOE booking system opens at the beginning of the term. Guides accompanying this course are available from the following Moodle course:  UCL Moodle: IT for IOE. Log in with your UCL credentials and click the 'Enroll Me' button.

EndNote are also offering a selection of free online training courses. You can register here for these.

Lynda.com has recently produced an introductory EndNote video based training course. Log in with your UCL credentials from the UCL Lynda.com web page and search for Endnote.

Drop-ins at UCL

You are welcome to attend ISD's drop-in sessions where an IT trainer will be able to offer guidance and answer any specific queries you might have (e.g. Endnote).

The drop-ins take place on Tuesdays (10 am -12 pm) and Wednesdays (2 pm - 4pm) in Room 223, Chadwick Building. No appointments are taken so you are encouraged to arrive early.

Specialist support is offered in these areas but is not always available and will depend on the staff on duty. We recommend contacting the Digital Skills Team by email to check that the specialist help will be available. More information can be found here.

EndNote for iPad

EndNote is available for the iPad. You can find out more about this version and how it works here.