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EndNote at Newcastle University: Welcome to EndNote

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First of all, please check the information on this library guide or go to our Library Help pages to find out whether someone has asked your question before.  If you can't find any help in either of these places, please email us to arrange an appointment.

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Important information - EndNote upgrade and changes to default settings

During the week of 7th - 11th September 2015 the University will be upgrading the EndNote software in all PC clusters across campus to version X7.4.  There should be no disruption to staff and student access to EndNote as the upgrade will take place remotely and the new version will automatically install when the PC is rebooted. The format and appearance of EndNote will not change.

At the same time there will be a change to the EndNote default opening settings which will affect all EndNote users.  When you click on the EndNote icon from your desktop or via 'all programs >database software' you will be asked to find and open your EndNote library (usually saved in your personal network space (H:/drive). Look for the icon like the one in the image below (called My EndNote Library) to open your library.  Should you encounter any problems or have any questions, please contact us via Library Help.  EndNote h drive

About EndNote

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 What is EndNote?

EndNote is reference management software designed to make your academic life a little easier by allowing you to build a collection of references for your research. It can help take the stress out of referencing properly, helping you organise your lists of references and create bibliographies. It allows you to :

  • Find and import references downloaded from library catalogues and databases directly into your own personal EndNote library
  • Store, organise and search for references in your EndNote library
  • Add citations to your word-processed document and create your bibliography in a number of citation styles

 Why use EndNote?

  • You need to provide accurate references to all the sources you use to avoid plagiarism - EndNote makes this easier!
  • Using EndNote ensures you cite your references in the correct style for your School or purpose

How can I find out more?

      Newcastle U (Library catalogue) connection file

      The Library changed servers in August 2013 which affected the Newcastle U (Library catalogue) connection file in EndNote. If you are using EndNote on a University machine or via RAS then the connection file has been fixed across the system.

      If you are using a personal copy of EndNote on your own computer you will need to replace the Newcastle U (Library catalogue) connection file on your system. Download the fixed connection file below.

      EndNote Support and Workshops

      EndNote library chat is available during term time on Tuesday (12 - 1pm) and Thursday (3 - 4pm) afternoons.  Ask us a question about EndNote or ask us for general help and advice.

      EndNote Workshops run once a month during term time at the Robinson or Walton Libraries and are aimed at students and staff who have never worked with EndNote before or who may have limited experience. You will be introduced to the basics of package including:

      • Creating a new EndNote Desktop Library and inputting your own references
      • Importing references from databases
      • Using EndNote with Word to ‘Cite While You Write’

      Workshops are open to Newcastle University staff and students. Please book your place below and be careful to note the time and venue of the workshop as you will not receive a reminder notice.

      Dates and Times 2015/16 Academic Year

      Semester 1 (Autumn term)

      Thursday 1st October (Barn Cluster, Robinson Library) 1- 2pm. 

      Thursday 5th November (Glen Cluster, Walton Library) 2 - 3pm. Fully booked

      Thursday 3rd December (Glen Cluster, Walton Library) 1.30 - 2.30pm.  Click here to book.

      Semester 2 (Spring term)

      Thursday 7th January (Barn Cluster, Robinson Library) 1- 2pm.  Click here to book.

      Thursday 4th February (Barn Cluster, Robinson Library) 1- 2pm.  Click here to book.

      Thursday 3rd March (Barn Cluster, Robinson Library) 1- 2pm.  Click here to book.

      Semester 2 (Summer term)

      Thursday 5th May (Barn Cluster, Robinson Library) 1- 2pm.  Click here to book. 

      Thursday 2nd June (Glen Cluster, Walton Library) 1- 2pm.  Click here to book.

      Booking forms will be made available roughly a month in advance of workshop dates.

      If you have any queries about EndNote or would like to book a one to one session please contact Library Help.

      EndNote desktop: an overview

      EndNote webinars


      EndNote website

      For more information on EndNote, including training videos and FAQs, see the product website, provided by Thomson Reuters. You can watch an introductory video too:

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