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EndNote is bibliographic management software that works with Microsoft Word to format in-text citations and bibliographies with a given style. It can also be used as a personal repository to store citations from different sources including PubMed, Web of Science, SCOPUS, EMBASE, and CINAHL. The most recent version of EndNote available and supported by Fox Chase is X8.


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    Basic Terms

    EndNote library: This is your collection of references. Each reference in an EndNote library is stored as an individual record with specific fields including author, article title, journal title, chapter, publisher, and date.

    Reference types: The type of reference in your EndNote library. Reference types include journal article, book, newspaper article, conference proceeding, report, data set, and software. Each reference type has its own unique template.

    Connection files: Connection files allow you to search selected databases, like PubMed, directly from EndNote.

    Import filters: These files provide a match between references downloaded from databases or systems and the data fields in EndNote records. Import filters are designed to work with specific information providers and specific databases.

    Output styles: These files control the appearance of in-text citations and references in a bibliography. The style names are based on style guides (APA, Chicago, MLA) and journals such as Nature, American Educational Research Journal, and Educational Administration Quarterly.

    Term lists: These are lists of words or phrases that act as indexes for your EndNote library. Term lists are used for searching, data entry, and creating bibliographies. Three terms lists are automatically created and updated: Authors, Journals, and Keywords


    New Features in EndNote X8

    The following are some of the new features unique to EndNote X8:

    • Share your library with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users on X7.2 or later; providing teams with immediate real time access to the same set of references, attachments, notes and annotations
    • Access the Activity Feed to see what your colleagues are doing in the Shared Library and when new members join
    • New, modern, easy to identify icons – identical across both Mac and Windows
    • Updated workflows for finding reference updates
    • Every X8 library includes a built in Recently Added group which can be customized, allowing users to pick up right where they left off in the research workflow
    • Configure Sync option in the Groups pane to simplify desktop activation process
    • Utilize unlimited file attachment storage in your online library
    • Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word 2016

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