EndNote 7.2 Now Available

October 2, 2014

An update to EndNote (EndNote X7.2) has been released and it is ready for installation. In this update, users now have the ability to share their library with up to 14 users.  With library sharing, users can:

  • include anyone who’s using EndNote X7 (with up to 14 people)
  • Sync attachments, notes, and annotations in real-time for collaboration.
  • Share your entire EndNote library, including references, PDFs, and annotations
  • Everyone can add to, annotate and use the library – at the same time
  • There’s no charge for sharing, no library size limit and no charge for unlimited cloud storage

If you need help with downloading the update,  or syncing and sharing your library, please ask Yingting or Stephen to assist.

EndNote for Legacy RU Schools & Units which are Now RBHS

October 1, 2014

If you are a user from School of Pharmacy, legacy RU College of Nursing, or the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, you may download EndNote software onsite only. Due to RU network restrictions, wireless or remote downloading of EndNote is not available at this time for these users. Please click here for instructions on how to download EndNote

If you need help, want more information, or to arrange a training session contact your campus library:

Smith Library Newark contact Stephen Modica, modicasf@ca.rutgers.edu (973-972-4358)
RWJ Library, New Brunswick contact Yingting Zhang, yzhang@ca.rutgers.edu (732-235-7604)

EndNote for RBHS Users

For legacy UMDNJ users, the URL for downloading EndNote has been changed with the web page revisions as the health sciences libraries websites become further integrated into the design of the Rutgers University Libraries website. Please use this link http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/health_sciences/EndNote to download EndNote and bookmark it if needed.

Starting July 1st, 2014, the Libraries are licensed to provide access to EndNote for students, faculty, and staff of all Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) schools and units until July 1st, 2015. If you are a new EndNote user from School of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, Center for Advanced, Biotechnology and Medicine, Institute for Health or Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), you may download EndNote software onsite only.

If you need help, want more information, or to arrange a training session, contact your library:

RWJ Library in New Brunswick contact Yingting Zhang, yzhang@ca.rutgers.edu (732-235-7604); Smith Library in Newark contact Stephen Modica, modicasf@ca.rutgers.edu (973-972-4358)

How to Remove Highlight from PDF Articles in EndNote?

June 10, 2014 – Yingting

Question: I was reading an article in PDF in EndNote and highlighted a few sentences. Now I want to remove the highlight. How can I do that?


To remove your highlights or sticky notes, you may mouse over the highlighted area or the sticky note and then right click your mouse for options. Choose “Delete Annotation” at the bottom of the popup window and you will remove the selected highlights or the sticky note.

Make sure you DO NOT click “Remove”. Clicking “Remove” will remove the PDF article from your reference. In case you accidently removed the PDF article from the reference, you just click on the “NO” button to the question “Do you want to save the changes you made to the reference?” when you close the record.

Do not choose “Hide Notes/Markup” either, because it will hide all the sticky notes and highlights. Keep “Show Notes/Markup” enabled.

Hope this helps.

EndNote X7.1 Is Available

This year instead of rolling out a new version, EndNote just released an update v. X7.1 which allows users to:

  • Sync Smart and Combined Groups across desktops.
  • Use an expanded set of tools to annotate PDFs.
  • Navigate through full text attachments with added PDF link navigation.
  • Take advantage of improvements to Find Full Text and DOI matching during PDF import.
  • Spot Quick Search keywords in search results.
  • Save references from additional online Capture sources including: ERIC database, Wikipedia, WorldCat OCLC, DSpace, and more. (Available in EndNote online)

For more information, visit http://endnote.com/release-updates

Why am I not able to import a PDF article with a DOI?

March 11, 2014 – Yingting

Question: I understand that if a PDF article has a DOI number I should be able to import it into my EndNote library. However I have problems importing an article with this DOI # – “DOI: 10.1126/science.1243490”. Do you know why I am not able to?

Answer: Generally speaking, for an article in PDF embedded with a valid DOI, you should be able to import it into your EndNote library with complete bibliographic information. However, for PDF articles that are scanned or have no DOI or an incorrect DOI, you will not be able to get the bibliographic information for them. All you get will be just the PDF article attached to a blank record. How do you know if the DOI is correct or not? You have two ways to verify the DOI.

Option 1:

1)    In EndNote under the Tools menu, click “Online Search…”

2)    That will open “Choose a Connection” box. Highlight or search for “CrossRef” and then click the Choose button.

3)    That will allow you to search CrossRef in EndNote. Enter the DOI in the search box.

4)    If it matches a DOI in CrossRef, the bibliographic record that matches the DOI will be retrieved. You can then save it in your EndNote library. If it does not match, that means your DOI you is not correct.

NOTE: When you enter the DOI, use lower case “doi” and leave no space in the doi. For example, if you enter your above doi as “DOI: 10.1126/science.1243490” as shown in your question, you will not be able to find a matching one, because DOI is in upper case and there is a space after “:”. You should enter “doi:10.1126/science.1243490” and a matching record will be retrieved.

Option 2:

1)    Go to http://crossref.org.

2)    Enter the DOI in the box to search.

3)    If it matches a DOI in CrossRef, the citation with the matching DOI will be displayed in CrossRef. Otherwise, a list of possibly relevant citations will be displayed.

NOTE: Enter lower case “doi” and leave no space in the doi, e.g. doi:10.1126/science.1243490.

Hope this helps.

How to Import References from My NCBI’s My Bibliography into an EndNote Library??

December 18, 2013 – Yingting

Most of us have already known how to import references from PubMed search results into EndNote. What if you want to import the references that have already been saved into your My Bibliography in My NCBI? Below are the steps that you may follow to do so:

  • Log into My NCBI at the upper right corner at http://pubmed.gov.
  • Click on My NCBI at the upper right corner after login.
  • Click on “Manage My Bibliography »” at the bottom of the My Bibliography box.
  • Select All or just the desired references by clicking in the boxes next to the references.
  • Then click on the “Download as text” button.
  • In the “Opening medline.txt” popup window, choose “Save File” and then click OK. Note: remember where you saved the txt file.
  • Launch EndNote program
  • Under the File menu, go to Import –> File… .
  • When the Import File popup window appears, browse to choose the medline.txt file that you just saved.
  • Make sure in the box next to Import Option is PubMed (NLM).
  • You may import all or discard the duplicates. I usually choose Import All and do the deduplicaiton later.
  • Leave No Translation in the box, then click the Import button, your references should be imported into your EndNote library.

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