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Using EndNote Web

Posted: May 6, 2016

I. Download Installers to Mozilla & Internet Explorer (also get Cite While You Write); Get Plug in Toolbar

Enables you to access EndNote Web from your browser without typing in a URL, enables you to manually input parameters into a citation format, and gives you a toolbar in MS Word.

1. Register

2. Click on Sign-up for an account

3. When done - go back to EndNote Web Login page

4. Type in your email and password

5. Allow pop-ups from endnote web

6. Click on Download Installers (blue/bottom of page)

7. See instructions below:

(Instructions from EndNote Web)

To download and install the Cite While You Write plug-in to use with Word or Internet Explorer toolbar for Windows:

  1. Log in to the local machine with administrative rights or as a user with program installation privileges.
  2. If an older version of the plug-in is installed, follow the uninstall instructions.
  3. Close all open windows of Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  4. Making sure you are logged into the EndNote Web site in a Web browser, click the Download Installers link at the bottom of any page.
  5. Click the Download Windows link to save the EndNoteWeb.exe installer to your computer.
  6. Click the Run button, or Open depending on your browser, when prompted in the 'Download Complete' window. This will launch the installation program.
  7. If prompted to confirm the publisher, select Run.
  8. If prompted, select whether or not you would like EndNote Web to import direct export files from data provider web sites. Do not select EndNote Web if you wish to continue exporting references directly to EndNote, Reference Manager, or ProCite.
  9. Continue with the installation.
  10. On the Set Server screen, select the type of EndNote Web server account you will be using.
    • Default - Select default if you are accessing EndNote Web through or
    • Advanced - If you are accessing some other EndNote Web server location where the EndNote Web homepage address does not match the subscription address above, select this server option.
  11. ***Select features. Click the drop-down to select an option to install the feature on your hard drive. Need to install both the IE plug-in & the Cite While You Write feature.***
  12. To verify the installation of Cite While You Write, open Word and look for the EndNote Web tab.
  13. Also check for EndNote Web in the Internet Explorer toolbar. If it is not visible, select the View menu, Toolbars and check EndNote Web.

EndNote Web Part I YouTube Tutorial

II. Using EndNote Web (from Web of Science) & MS Word

1. At Web of Science: Click on Sign In (upper right)

2. Search by Topic

3. Select citations for EndNote (box next to citation)

4. Click on Save to EndNote online

5. Click on Send

6. Get into EndNote from Tool Bar

7. Click Unfiled (left) - will display # of citations

8. Click on Bibliography (Under Format Tab)
Select Reference Unfiled (or other folder)
Select Bibliographic Style MLA (or other format)[need to customize list]
Select File Format RTF [for use in Word]

9. Click on Save

10. Click on Open

11. Using Cite While You Write

12. In Microsoft Word click on EndNote Web tab

13. Enter email and password

14. Put cursor where you need to cite the information

15. Click on magnifying glass to insert a citation in your document

16. Type author's name - doesn't have to be first author

17. Highlight citation you need and click insert

18. MLA (or other format) citation is inserted into document and added to bottom of document.

EndNote Web YouTube Tutorial - Part II:

III. Using EndNote Web (With Other Databases)

Online Searching (only for FREE resources ie.: PubMed & RPI catalog)

Note: "Connections to online databases through EndNote Web originate from the EndNote Web server rather than your connection, so IP authentication or proxy authentication will not take place,..."

1. Go to EndNote Web

2. Click on tab Collect - Online Search

3. Can customize this list

4. Select database & search

5. Select citations (box buttons)

6. Add to Group --> Unfiled (over citations)

7. Repeat steps 7 to 9 above

EndNote Web Tutorial - Part III:

IV. Importing References (Other Subscribed Databases)

1. Go to EndNote Web

2. Click on Import References (Under Collect)

3. Click on Select Favorites. Some resources do not need an import option, others need the EndNote Import option. Still others need options specific for their database. Consult the Import Formats web page

4. If you are collecting citations from our discovery tool these are exported directly to EndNote.

5. All databases hosted on the EBSCO platform are directly exported to EndNote. All databases hosted on the ProQuest platform and on WorldCat generate citations. Therefore there is no need to export ProQuest or WorldCat citations.

6. For other databases click on the Collect tab and select the correct import option. In some databases your citations will be saved to the desktop and you will need to click on the browser button next to File.

7. Click on the Format tab and select Bibliography

8. Customize the Bibliographic Style List.

9. Select your references, bibliographic style, and file format

EndNote Web Tutorial - Part IV:

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