EndNote is a commercial (users must pay) bibliographic management software package. It is intended to find, share, store, and create references. Users build and manage their personal research libraries.
There are a multitude of bibliographic managers (aka citation managers) available:
CiteULike: free, web-based, geared toward social bookmarking, bills itself as "everyone's library"
Mendeley: free up to 2GB, desk-top and web applications, geared toward academic sharing in the sciences, social networking aspect
SciRef: about $40 after the free trial, Windows-based software,
Zotero: free, open source, browser plug-in developed by Mozilla Firefox
These types of programs are important because they allow users to build personal and portable research libraries that can also organize research, help format papers, and create bibliographies.
The EndNote download website hosts directions for users. However, if you encounter a problem, or just need some help installing the program, call 567-7777 or
Go to the Student Support Center in the:
ALTC, room 106
Nursing School Support Center, room 1.306
Dental Building Support Center, room 4.476T
Go to Techzone located on the 4th floor of the Medical Building
EndNote offers both local and web-based libraries that will sync together and enable sharing with colleagues.
To make the most of your EndNote application on campus, consider the following:
Install EndNote on your laptop so that you can take your library with you wherever you go.
Sign up for EndNote Web so that you can access your library wherever you need to do research and there's an Internet connection. No need to carry a laptop.
EndNote Channel on YouTube
Thomas Reuters (the company that owns EndNote) hosts an EndNote training channel on YouTube that covers everything from the basics, like creating an EndNote library, to more the more advanced, like sharing a library.
The Endnote Website offers resources for:
Training, which has videos, a calendar of online interactive training sessions, and getting started
Support, with links to technical support, customer service, and the EndNote "knowledge base"
There are A LOT of EndNote users, and they like to talk about using EndNote and help each other solve problems. Chances are, other users will have confronted the same problem, so it's worth checking out the community.
Briscoe Library Classes
Every Spring and Fall, librarians offer free, in-person EndNote classes. Consult the library calendar to find a class. Or, request a class for yourself and your colleagues.