Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Working from home with EndNote

If you are going home to work on your project over the summer, remember that you can still have access to your EndNote library through the Remote Desktop Connection. Instructions can be found on the Library's EndNote webpages

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Friday, 23 May 2008

Cambridge Journals: exporting references into EndNote

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

  • Mark the references you are interested in by clicking in the tick box to the right of the record
  • Select the Export Citation(s) option towards the top of the screen
  • Under Choose file format: select EndNote
  • Click on Download at the bottom of the screen
  • Select Open from the File Download window

Your references will be exported to your EndNote library.

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Tuesday, 20 May 2008

EndNote on the Remote Desktop Connection

There has been a delay in upgrading EndNote on the Thin Client Remote Desktop Connection.
If you use EndNote from home through this service you need to be aware of the following points:

  • If you create more than 50 groups in your EndNote library when you are on campus these groups will not be displayed when you access your library from home, as the limit is still set to 50.
  • There are slight differences between the Coventry University Harvard style available on campus and the version on the Remote Desktop Connection. The campus version is the most up-to-date.
  • Upgrades such as the CSA database and Cochrane Library filters and the connection to the Library catalogue, which are active on campus, are not yet available on the Remote Desktop Connection.

IT Services are currently testing the upgrade on the Thin Client service and will activate it as soon as possible. A message will be added to the Blog as soon as the upgrade is available.

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Friday, 16 May 2008

Entering an author name with post-nominals

If you need to enter an author with post-nomials into your EndNote Library e.g. B. Abrahams, Jnr
you will need to add an extra comma after the initial in the author field in order to make your reference format correctly:
Abrahams, B., Jnr

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Monday, 12 May 2008

Format citations in Word

If when you insert a citation into a Word document it displays in curly brackets
e.g. {Smith, 2001 #8}
it just means that the automatic formatting option has been turned off. To turn it back on simply follow the steps below:
  • From the EndNote toolbar in Word, click on the Format Bibliography icon (3rd from the left)
  • Select the Instant Formatting tab
  • Select the Turn On instant formatting option, then click OK.

Your citations should automatically format themselves and any further citations that you add will appear as normal.

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Thursday, 8 May 2008

Exporting book references from the Library Catalogue

You can now export references directly from the Library Catalogue into your EndNote library. Simply follow the steps below:

  • In EndNote click on Tools>Online Search>New Search…
  • Select Coventry U from the connection file list, then click Choose
  • Enter your search in the Online Search box and click on Search
  • Click on OK to view the results of your search
  • Click on Close. Your results will now be displayed on screen
  • Select the relevant references from the list (hold down the Control key to allow you to select multiple references)
  • Click on Copy Selected to and choose your EndNote library

Your references will now appear in your EndNote library.

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Friday, 2 May 2008

The Cochrane Library now works with EndNote

As part of the EndNote update a filter has been added to allow records to be imported from the Cochrane Library. Simply follow the steps below:

  • Carry out your search as normal
  • Use the tick box on the left to mark the records that you are interested in
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Export Selected Citations
  • Under Export Type select whether you want to include the abstract, then click on Go
  • In the dialog box click on Save and save the file as normal
  • A message will tell you that the download is complete. Click on Close.

In your EndNote library

  • Click on File>Import…
  • Click on Choose File… and find the file that you have just saved, then click Open
  • Under Import Option select Other Filters…. Select Cochrane Library (Wiley) from the list and click Choose
  • Click on Import.

Your references will be imported into EndNote

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