Monday, 21 September 2009

Last Post

This is the final post on this blog.

After carrying out a review of existing reference management products and consulting a number of Endnote users within the University, the Endnote subscription has not been renewed. Instead the University has chosen to subscribe to an alternative web-based product called Refworks.

Although the last version of Endnote will remain on the University network for the time being, there is a strong possibility that it will drop off the network at some point in the future.

Therefore current Endnote users are strongly advised to transfer their references across to Refworks. Instructions on how to do this can be found in the Copyright and Referencing section of the library area of the CU Portal.

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Wednesday, 25 February 2009


There is now an Endnote version of the legal referencing style: OSCOLA. This has not been distributed on the network, so if you need to use this please email me at


Sage Journals: Exporting references

This database does allow you to directly export references into an Endnote library, however in the process of exporting it often asks you to choose an import filter. The import filter you need to select is called Mgt & Org Studies (CSA).

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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Moving on...

This will be my last post on the EndNote blog, as I am leaving Coventry University to start another job.

My colleague Chris Bark will be taking over responsibility for EndNote and will keep the blog up to date. If you have any questions about EndNote, you will find contact details for Chris on the EndNote webpages.

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Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Missing EndNote tools on Vista PCs

If you use one of the network PCs that has been upgraded to Vista you won't be able to view the EndNote tools in Word in order to add references to your documents.

IT Services have been informed of this problem, but in the meantime you can use the Remote Desktop Connection on these PCs in order to work with EndNote. If you haven't used the Remote Desktop Connection before, a guide is available to help you get started.

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Monday, 5 January 2009

Disappearing EndNote tools in Word 2007

If the EndNote tab is not visible in Word 2007 try running the Configure EndNote option, following the instructions in an earlier blog post.

If the tab is still not visible it may be that the Cite While You Write function has been disabled. To enable it again follow the instructions below:

  • In Word click on the Office button at the top left of the screen
  • Select Word Options from the bottom right
  • Select Add-Ins from the menu on the left
  • Under Manage (at the bottom of the window) select Disabled Items and click Go
  • Select Cite While You Write and click Enable
  • Close Word and then re-open it. The EndNote tab should now be visible

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Friday, 2 January 2009

Engineering Village II: exporting references into EndNote

If you use the databases Compendes or Inspec through Engineering Village II and want to export references into your EndNote library, simply follow the steps below:

  • Carry out your search as normal
  • Mark the references that you want to put into EndNote using the tick box to the left of the record
  • Click on the Download option at the top of the screen (just above the search results)
  • Select the RIS, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager option and click on Download
  • Click on Open from the File Download box
  • Select your EndNote Library and click Open

The references will now be added to your EndNote Library.

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