UCD Library – a decade of training the UCD Community in EndNote

Managing your references with EndNote in University College Dublin.

by Diarmuid Stokes, EndNote Co-Ordinator UCD Library

Are you tired of having to manually create reference lists for your article or thesis? Do you struggle to keep track of all the articles, books, etc. that you find when researching? Well, thanks to UCD Library and IT Services, EndNote is here to help.

EndNote is a bibliographic management tool that allows you to gather your references from a variety of sources such as OneSearch, Databases such as PubMed or JSTOR, web sources like Google Scholar or even from PDFs you’ve already found. EndNote allows you to share these references with other people, which is useful if you are in a research group. Then when you are ready to write your article, thesis or book you can use a feature called Cite While You Write. This integrates with Microsoft Word and allows you to insert your citation and create your bibliography. You can choose from major referencing styles, such as Harvard or APA or select from hundreds of individual journal styles as well.

UCD supports two versions of EndNote. EndNote X7 is primarily aimed at researchers and academics and can be installed on institutionally owned computers by members of staff. It is also available in all the computer labs across campus and on the lending laptops available in the library.

The other version is EndNote Online. This is aimed at undergraduate and taught postgraduates students. It has the same core functionality as EndNote X7 and can be used on any computer that has access to the internet.

Both versions of EndNote can talk to each other. So it is possible to create an EndNote Library using EndNote X7 on your computer at work and after synching it to your EndNote Online account to keep on adding references to your endnote library when you are away from UCD. When you are back on campus your EndNote Online and EndNote X7 libraries will synch to ensure that you have access to all the references you have discovered.

If you think that EndNote could be the answer, you can get more information from our guide. UCD Library has been training the UCD Community in how to get the most out of EndNote for the last ten years. We have created tutorial, guides and offer regular training sessions, which are open to all. These session start this week and you can find a date for the version of EndNote which is best for you here.

If you have any further questions you can contact the EndNote Coordinator.

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