Library:Citation Management/EndNote UBC Support
UBC Support Options
At the moment, UBC does not offer support or workshops for EndNote (although some possibilities for this are in development). You can, however, get great support from the EndNote website itself, including:
- Training Videos: http://endnote.com/if/endnote-video-training
- Live Training: http://endnote.com/training/calendar
- A searchable online knowledge base: http://endnote.com/support/search-knowledgebase
- An online user forum: http://community.thomsonreuters.com/t5/EndNote/ct-p/endnote
- A very efficient email and phone support system: http://endnote.com/support/contact-support
What follows is a brief overview of EndNote's features.
EndNote offers all the 'usual' features of a citation management program, including:
- Creating formatted bibliographies, in-text citations, and footnotes in your word processor
- Edit or create citation styles
- Collaborate through EndNote Web or even email your library to another EndNote user
- Access your references from anywhere when you sync with EndNote Web
- Sort and search your references by any field
- Store PDF’s with your citations
- Change the styles in a document as many times as needed,
- Format references for any project with 5000+ styles to use.
- Create custom styles with style customization tools
- Share your research with colleagues and collaborate through EndNote's web component, EndNote Web.
- Give others Read/Write access to add references to the groups you share on EndNote Web.
- Import the references from someone else's shared group on EndNote Web into your library.
- Search hundreds of online resources to collect references and PDFs.
- Import the PDFs you have on your computer.
It also offers several less common features, such as:
- The ability to store and cite images and other objects
- Add notes to PDF's
- Retrieve PDF citation data
- Full Text PDF search: Select the reference for which you want to find the full text and let EndNote find them for you.
- Direct search of online catalogues and databases
- Create a subject bibliography, allowing you to create a list of references grouped by subject or by any other data field.
- You can get an application for handheld devices like your tablet or smartphone that will sync with your desktop library
- Spell Check feature for your citation information
- Easily find and fill in missing and incomplete information: EndNote X6 has the ability to complete the citation information for an existing reference for you.
EndNote is compatible with a number of different operating systems and programs, including:
- Microsoft Word 2010, 2007, 2003
- OpenOffice.org Writer 3
- Wolfram Mathmatica 8
- Microsoft Word 2011, 2008
- Apple Pages '09
For more details, check out this site
A student licenses for EndNote can be purchased at the UBC Bookstore for approximately $114. This gives you full access to both the EndNote desktop version and EndNote Web. The license only has to be purchased once (it does NOT require annual renewal). EndNote X6 also comes with a free 2-year subscription to the Advanced Features of EndNote Web.
If you aren’t sure about EndNote and want to try it before you spend money on it, you can request a free trial here.