EndNote is a software program, produced by Clarivate Analytics, which allows you manage your references by:
EndNote's main functions are:
EndNote is available as Desktop software to download to your computer and as EndNote Online. When you load EndNote Desktop, you also have access to a 2 year license to EndNote Online.
Note: refer to the Referencing guide for guidance on constructing references in APA style. You must always check references entered into your EndNote library.
On campus, EndNote is available on all ECU student computers and available for installation on ECU staff computers.
As ECU staff and students, you are also entitled to install EndNote on your home computer.
You can download the latest version of EndNote (X8) from ECU IT Services, software download service. Desktop EndNote is available for Window's PCs and Mac. You will need your ECU Login to download the software.
If you wish, you can also set up an online EndNote account and use the syncronize option in EndNote to automatically syncronize both online and desktop EndNote libraries. See the EndNote Online page in this guide for further information.
It is vitally important for you to back up your EndNote library. Multiple copies should be made and these copies should be kept in different places. e.g USB, external hard drive.
If your EndNote Library is saved as a Compressed Library, then both EndNote files (references in your EndNote Library, plus data files such as groups and attached documents) will be saved. Go to the drop down File menu and choose Compressed Library.
If you upgrade to a new version of EndNote:
General Safety Notes
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, X8, or X9 users through EndNote Sync and Library Sharing.
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