Friday, 29 February 2008

Sage Journals: exporting references into EndNote

If you want to export references from Sage Journals into EndNote simply follow the steps below:

  1. Carry out your search in Sage as normal.
  2. Mark the results you are interested in using the Check Item option.
  3. Click on Add to My Marked Citations (on the right hand side of the screen).
  4. Select the option Email/Download/Save/Print My Marked citations.
  5. Click on Go.
  6. Select the option EXPORT/DOWNLOAD to Citation Manager.
  7. Click on the link for EndNote from the top of the list.
  8. Click Open.
  9. Select your EndNote library from the dialog box and click Open.

Your references will now appear in your EndNote library.

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Friday, 22 February 2008

Creating one bibliography from several chapters with individual lists of references

If you are writing a dissertation you may need to include a list of references at the end of each chapter and then create a complete bibliography to put at the end of your work. To do this follow the steps below:

  • Write each chapter in a separate Word document and insert your references from EndNote as normal, to create a list of references at the end of the chapter
  • In EndNote go to Tools > Format Paper > Format Paper…
  • Select the first chapter of your dissertation and click Open
  • Choose Scan Next and open each of the remaining chapters in order
  • Select the output style that you want to use
  • Click Format

EndNote will make a formatted copy of each document and put a complete bibliography at the end of the last chapter.

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Monday, 18 February 2008

EndNote error in Word

If you encounter an EndNote error message "The specified Word library cannot be unloaded because it is in use." when opening Word documents you need to follow the steps below:

  • In Word go to Help > About Microsoft Office Word
  • Select Disabled items…
  • Select EndNote and click OK
  • If prompted, allow the files to be loaded into Word
  • Close Word and re-open

The EndNote toolbar should now appear within Word and the error message should not reoccur.

Note: The instructions above are for Word 2003/2003/2000. If you are using Word 2007 the steps will differ slightly:

  • Click on the Office Icon and select Word Options
  • Click on Add-ins
  • Change the Manage options to Disabled Items
  • Click Go
  • Highlight any EndNote items that are displayed and click Enable
  • Click Close and then OK.
  • If prompted, allow the files to be loaded into Word
  • Close Word and re-open

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Friday, 15 February 2008

Accessing files stored on your own PC through the Remote Desktop

It is possible to set up the Remote Desktop to allow you to view your own PC's drives, as well as the campus H: drive.

  • From the Remote Desktop Connection login window select Options (you must do this before you click Connect)
  • Click on the Local Resources tab
  • Under Local devices select Disk drives
  • Click Connect

Once you are logged in, your own PC's drives will be visible in the My Document window of the Remote Desktop.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Accessing EndNote from home

Please remember that the University licence for EndNote does NOT allow you to download a copy of the software to your own laptop or PC. To access EndNote from your own PC you need to use the Remote Desktop Connection. Instructions for this can be found on the Library's EndNote webpages

If you wish to purchase an individual student licence to install EndNote on your own PC you can do so from the Adept Scientific website. Login with your Athens username and password and you will be able to purchase at discounted rates, starting from about £64.00.

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Friday, 8 February 2008

Changing the default display fields in EndNote

It is possible to customise the 8 fields that display in the main window of your EndNote library.

  • Click on Edit > Preferences…
  • Select Display Fields from the list on the left
  • Use the drop down menus to select the 8 fields that you wish to display
  • Click on OK

Your EndNote library will now display the information stored in the fields you have selected.

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Friday, 1 February 2008

Word toolbar in the Remote Desktop Connection

If you are using the Remote Desktop Connection to access EndNote from home there will be no option to Configure EndNote from the Start > Programs menu (as shown in the EndNote workbook).
Instead, the EndNote toolbar should automatically appear when you open Word. If this does not happen, click on View > Toolbars > EndNoteX1 to make the toolbar visible.

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