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EndNote: Introduction

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a software program for PC or MAC that works with Microsoft Word to automatically format in-text citations and end-of-paper bibliography lists for your manuscripts with your chosen style (APA, NIH, Vancouver, etc).  EndNote can also be used as a personal database to gather and store citation records from a variety of information sources. 

For EndNote x8, please see this excellent guide from the vendor:  http://clarivate.libguides.com/endnote_training 

Getting EndNote

EndNote Options

The Medical Center offers a free site license copy of the current desktop version of EndNote  to all faculty, staff and students for installation on medical center computers or on personal (including home) computers. 

To get a copy pushed to your Med Center computer

  1. Click here to Install EndNote from the Intranet Service Desk. 
  2.  Type in your credentials to authenticate.

  3. Complete the form.  Be sure you are connected to the network and that you have your computer name (HostName from the “Who Am I? button on your desktop). 

  4. Click the Order Now button on the right side of the screen.

  5. If you have a MAC, the Service Desk may contact you to send a technician to help with the installation.   For a Windows machine, EndNote will install automatically.

To download EndNote to your own personal computer:  

You must be a Wake Forest Med Center faculty, staff or student

  1.  Be sure all Office programs are closed (Outlook, Word, etc.)
  2. Download the two files here (Installer File and License file) to the same directory (you will be asked your credentials to authenticate Sharepoint): 
  3. Click on the Installer File ENX8inst (for PC) or EndNoteX8Siteinstaller (for MAC) and follow the instructions.

 PC Users:   PC EndNote Installer File and PC License file

 MAC Users: MAC EndNote Installer File  and MAC License file

QUESTIONS on software installation:  contact the IT Service Desk at 336-716-4357

QUESTIONS on using EndNote  software to publish and manage bibliographies, citations and references or for classes and training, contact the Carpenter Library at 336-716-4414.

Getting help

Classes and training

Reference Manager Users

Switch from Refman to EndNote

 Reference Manager is no longer for sale and has not been updated in several years.

  • To help you switch, The Carpenter Library offers individual and small group training by our experts.  
  • EndNote has a comparison chart about the two programs.
  • There is a Refman to EndNote cheat sheet.
  • EndNote has a complete set of web pages to guide you.

The Care and Feeding of Healthy EndNote Libraries

  • EndNote libraries are made up of two parts: the .enl file and the .data folder. These two parts must be kept together, both are needed for the library to work correctly.

  • EndNote libraries should be kept on your computer's hard drive. Storing and editing libraries on a network drive can lead to corruption and performance issues.

  • EndNote libraries should never be stored in cloud-syncing folders such as DropBox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, etc. Syncing folders corrupt EndNote libraries over time.

  • Uninstall your previous version of EndNote before installing a new version.

  • References in EndNote libraries can be synchronized between desktop and laptop computers, the online library, and an iPad using EndNote Sync.

  • Complete EndNote libraries can be shared with other EndNote X7 or X8 users through EndNote Sync and Library Sharing.

Meet the EndNote Specialist

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