EndNote X7.3 Now Available

April 22, 2015 – Yingting Zhang

The latest update to EndNote X7 was just released early this month. EndNote X7.3 provides improvements to Cite While You Write, library sharing, Groups, Sync, and Reference Manager database conversion. To install the update, for Mac OS X, in EndNote X7, under the EndNote menu, choose “Check for Updates”. For Windows, in EndNote X7, under the Help menu, choose “Check for Updates…”. If you have any questions, please contact your campus librarians for help.

New Feature in EndNote online – Manucript Matcher

March 27, 2015 – Yingting Zhang

EndNote online has a new feature called Manuscript Matcher. After logging in your EndNote online account, you will notice a new tab. It is designed to help you find fit journals for your manuscript.

To use this feature, you need to enter the manuscript details such as the title and abstract which are required. Select an EndNote reference group from the drop-down menu. The system will then perform a search and suggest a journal or journals for your manuscript with the current year and 5-year JCR Impact Factor displayed. You may also view the suggested articles and can compare the suggested journals. Once you decide which one to use, you may start the process to submit your manuscript. For more information, please visit this page at http://bit.ly/195mWXd.

How to Resolve “Error Message Bld 8311” in EndNote?

January 14, 2015 – by Peggy Dreker

Question: I recently tried to open an EndNote Library that I had previously been working on. When I tried to open the Library it gave me the Error Message “Bld 8311”. I am using EndNote Version X7.2.1. How can I get the Library to open?

Answer: The Error Message “Bld 8311” indicates that there is a corrupt attached pdf file in your Library. Many times this is an error on the publishers’ side; not the EndNote user or the program itself. There are two suggested steps to restore the Library; Back up and Recover the Library.

There is also another option that may help that is outlined at the bottom of this post.

The two suggested steps come from EndNote: (

How to Open a Shared Library?

December 19, 2014 – Yingting

When someone shares a library with you, you will receive an email stating that “XXX would like to share an EndNote Library with you. By accepting this invitation, you will be able to access all of the references, PDFs, file attachments, and notes in this shared library from your own EndNote X7 desktop application. To accept this invitation and access XXX’s library, you must have the latest version of EndNote X7 (EndNote X7.2) installed.” Clicking the Accept button will prompt you to either log in your EndNote online library or create an EndNote online account if you don’t have one. After that you should follow these steps to open and use the shared library:

  • Connect your EndNote Online account to your desktop version of EndNote X7.
  • In your EndNote Desktop, under the Preferences menu, select Sync on the left. Then enter the EndNote Account Credentials (email address and password) in the two boxes on the right
  • Once connected, go to the File menu and choose Open Shared Library…
  • You can now not only read but also edit the shared library by adding or removing references, annotating the PDFs, etc., even if the other shared people are using it at the same time.
  • Just to remember that as a shared person, you can only access this library from your desktop. However, the person who shared the library has access to this library on his or her desktop, online, or on iPad.

How to Share Your EndNote Library

December 5, 2014 – Yingting

Starting with EndNote X7, users can share a library with up to 14 people for research collaboration. Anyone who has EndNote X7 can share a library regardless of where s/he is.

To share a library, you need to

  • Register for an account in EndNote Online at: http://my.endnote.com or http://myendnoteweb.com.
  • Sync your desktop library with your online library first.
  • Then in EndNote desktop, go to File and then Share …
  • Enter the email addresses of people you would like to invite to access your library.

You can include anyone who is using EndNote X7 up to 14 people, plus yourself. Your whole library can be shared including references, PDFs, and annotations. All the shared people can read, add references to, and edit the library at the same time. There’s no library size limit and no cloud storage limit.

Please keep in mind that you can share only ONE library from your Windows or Mac desktop. However, you can be shared with unlimited number of libraries by others. You can access the shared library only from your desktop though.

Because of the fact that sharing relies on the EndNote sync feature, all users accessing the library must have an EndNote online account connected with their desktop version of EndNote X7.

You may stop sharing your library at any time. To stop sharing, you can remove the name by going to File > Share in your desktop version and clicking on the gear icon.

If you have any question on how to share your library, please feel free to contact us.

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)


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