EndNote is reference management software that enables you to store and manage your references. It will then create bibliographies from these references automatically.
Endnote is compatible with a wide range of online databases, e.g. Web of Science and JSTOR as well as search engines like Google Scholar that provide access to the literature required for your research. Citations from resources can be automatically transferred into EndNote and do not need to be typed in manually.
Depending on the resource, there are three different ways that references are imported into EndNote:
- In some resources there is an option to automatically export from the resource directly into EndNote.
- Some electronic resources can be searched from within EndNote - through the EndNote interface - using connection files.
- Other resources allow results to be exported as a text file, this text file can then be imported into EndNote using filters.
Please see the NUI Galway EndNote X5 Intro document for an introduction to the latest version of Endnote. For information on obtaining a copy of EndNote for your computer, or to check where EndNote is available for access, please see the ISS EndNote page.
Endnote - NUIG Library Connection File
One of the features of Endnote is being able to search our Library Catalogue and easily download references from within the Endnote programme.
If you have purchased the software for your laptop or home PC this feature may not work automatically. You may receive an error "Host refused connection at TCP level."
If so please follow these steps:
1. Go to the My Computer icon on your desktop screen or within your Start Menu.
2. Double click on your C drive.
3. Go to Program Files\EndNote X1\Connections.
4. Save the following Endnote Connection Fileinto this folder.
EndNote - Find full text options
The latest versions of Endnote (X3 onwards) can be configured to automatically check for and download the full text of articles from saved citations, using the Library's SFX service and authentication mechanism.
Access to licensed material is restricted to current students and staff at NUI Galway. To find fulltext, you must authenticate within EndNote using your staff or student username and password.
Online Guides to EndNote
- EndNote Video Training Online [Requires RealPlayer]
- EndNote X5 Getting Started Guide for Windows
- Endnote X5 for Windows Introductory Guide (from NUI Galway)
- EndNote Online User Guides for Windows and Mac
EndNote Training Events
The Library offers regular training events on Managing your References using EndNote. These events are very popular and early booking is recommended.
EndNote Web is a web-based version of the Endnote bibliographic management tool, though it does not offer the full functionality of the desktop version. This service is available to all NUI Galway staff and students but is most appropriate for undergraduate researchers wishing to maintain a limited library of references. EndNote Web is also useful for those using EndNote desktop version, as you can transfer your references between tools to enable you to access your references from off-campus locations. Endnote Web also offers the facility to share your references with research colleagues.
To access EndNote Web for the first time go to: http://www.myendnoteweb.com/. On your first visit you will need to sign-up for an account by clicking 'Sign Up'. You must be on campus to 'Sign Up', though once you create your account you can access this off campus. You must log into your EndNote Web account on campus at least once every 3 months to keep it activated.
EndNote Cite While You Write
Creates your bibliography as you write!
Aside from helping you to manage your references, EndNote can work with your word processing software to insert citations and create your bibliography according to your selected citation style as you write. Academic disciplines tend to favour certain styles and most journals have their own style which authors are required to follow when submitting articles for publication.
If the journal style you are looking for is not available in the list of Output Styles in EndNote, you may be able to download it from the EndNote website.
However, some styles used by Irish journals are not yet available through EndNote. You can download beta versions of the styles used by the following journals here:
Please note that these styles are still in test phase and so any comments or suggestions for improvement are welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.