EndNote X8 Now Available to Rutgers Users

EndNote X8 for Windows and Mac is now available for download by Rutgers users at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/endnote. EndNote X8 is compatible with Mac OS Sierra (iOS 10.12). If you are using a Mac running Sierra, you must use EndNote X8, because EndNote X7.7 and earlier versions are not compatible with Sierra.

EndNote X8 Features:

  • Compatible with Windows 7-10 and Mac OS X 10.10 to 10.12.
  • The new intuitive icons are identical across both Mac and Windows, making it easier for users to identify icons.
  • Updated workflows for finding reference updates and enabling updating the whole set of references at once instead of updating one by one.
  • Possible to edit the updated references manually.
  • The Sync button in the Group Pane can be configured to sync or not to sync with EndNote online.
  • Only one desktop library can be synced with an online account.
  • When syncing a library different from the previous one synced, it will merge the libraries.
  • Sharing a library with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users.
  • Anyone sharing a library has editing rights.
  • The new Activity Feed feature allows users to see what their colleagues are doing in the Shared Library and when new members join. 
  • 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.
  • Utilize unlimited file attachment storage in the online library.
  • Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word 2016

If you have any questions, please contact your campus librarians.

Citation Management Workshops for Rutgers New Brunswick Graduates and Faculty

Capture it! Citation Management Tools
Effective use of citation management software for bibliography building and creation is essential for improving your scholarly productivity. This workshop reviews features of EndNote and the New RefWorks and discusses strategies for managing your work.

Alexander Library

11/16/16, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., Pane Room

Library of Science and Medicine

11/17/16, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., LSM Conference Room

Please contact Karen Hartman at for more information.

There is a Problem Installing EndNote for Mac Running Sierra

Question: I downloaded EndNote from our University Libraries website to my MAC running Sierra. Why was I promoted to enter a product key when installing it.

Answer: It is a known issue that there is a problem installing EndNote for Mac running macOS Sierra. Our IT folks are working hard on resolving the issue. As soon as the problem is solved, I will post it here. So please visit back for updates. We are sorry for any inconvenience that was caused to you.

University-Wide Access to EndNote Now Available

Rutgers University Libraries are now licensed to provide university-wide access to EndNote for all Rutgers students, faculty, and staff. Rutgers users can download EndNote at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/EndNote either within or outside the Rutgers network using their NetID. When downloading the program, you should not be asked to enter a product key. Here are the tips for installations.

A train-the-trainers session for RU librarians will be conducted on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 1:00pm-2:30pm in the Pane Room of Alexander Library. A workshop “Introduction to EndNote X7.7” for researchers has also been scheduled for Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, 12:00pm-1:30pm at the Conference Room of LSM. Click here to register for the Oct 27th workshop. Two other training sessions for New Brunswick graduate students and faculty have been arranged by the New Brunswick Graduate and Faculty Services Team. Training session for Newark will be scheduled soon.

For more information on EndNote, please visit this page at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/EndNote. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact citationmgr@libraries.rutgers.edu.

EndNote X7.7 Update for Windows Just Released

According to Thomson Reuters, this release contains critical updates, optimizations and other improvements for:

  • Online Search and Find Full Text with PubMed via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Using short form, include the title field only when needed to disambiguate a citation
  • Cite While You Write, includes track changes and format multiple citations via EndNote online
  • Import PDFs
  • Other bug fixes and stability improvements

How to make the EndNote Toolbar Appear in Word for Mac?

Question: I just got a new Mac computer and installed EndNote X7.5 in my new Mac. But I do not see the EndNote add-on tool in Word. How can I make the tool available?

Answer: The simplest way to make the tools appear is to open EndNote, and go to the EndNote menu. Select “Customizer” from the EndNote menu. Check the box next to “Cite While You Write”. Click next until the Customizer is finished. Open a library. Then open Word and check the Tools menu for the EndNote submenu.

If the instructions above do not make the the add-on appear in the Tools menu, then follow the steps below:

  1. Close Word and EndNote.
  2. Open your hard drive and go to the following folder:
  3. EndNote X7: Applications:EndNote X7:Cite While You Write.
  4. Copy the file “EndNote CWYW Word 2011.bundle”.
  5. Go to the folder Applications > Microsoft Office 2011 > Office > Startup > Word, and then paste the file.
  6. Start EndNote and then start Word.

EndNote X7.5.3 for Mac Available

EndNote X7.5.3 update for Mac was released. Changes in this Update (according to Thomson Reuters) include :

  • Cite While You Write improvements and bug fixes OS X
  • El Capitan (10.11) users, please update to Microsoft Word v15.21 or later for the best experience
  • Restored support for Word 2011 and 2008 on OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)
  • Compatibility with Trend Micro Internet Security on OS X El Capitan

Note: For OS X Yosemite (10.10) users, do not install this update nor Microsoft Word 2016 version 15.21. Wait until when Microsoft releases a new version of Word 2016 that is compatible with Cite While You Write.

Update: For Word 2016 users, Word v15.22.1 was released on May 14. this update ensures that you will no longer experience the errors you had experienced before.