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Use EndNote

About EndNote

EndNote is a powerful tool that lets you create citations to insert directly into your Word documents.

Roseman currently uses EndNote X9.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your librarians.

Check out our Citing & Writing Guide for more information on specific styles.

How to Install EndNote

EndNote should be already installed on all Roseman issued laptops. Just check your list of programs.

If you are an online student or faculty, please contact the Technology Services Help Desk to install EndNote.

Style Updates

Both APA and AMA released updated versions after EndNote X9 was released.

You will need to download the updated formatting guide for EndNote from the links below.

Click on the "download style" button at the bottom of the style page. If the file does not automatically open, find the download in your downloads folder and double click to open it. It will open a style box in EndNote.

In EndNote, select the "File" menu then "Save As."

Give the style a name such as "AMA 11th" or "APA 7th," and save it in EndNote.

Set-up EndNote for Medical & Health Research

Select your Bibliographic Output Style

Download the newest editions of AMA and APA format (see the "Style Updates" section above).

You can change the style using the Bibliographic Output Style list at the top.

Image snip of EndNote program showing the style selection drop list in the toolbar along the top.

If the style you need does not appear in this drop list:

From the drop list at the top of the screen, chose "Select Another Style"

In alphabetic list that opens, browse for the style you need.

Click on the style you want to select it.

Click "Choose."

The drop list box for Bibliographic Output Style should now have the style you want selected

Import the Medical Journals Term List

From the "Tools" menu, select "Open Term Lists" > "Journals Term List"

In the box that opens, check that the Journals list is empty. If there are titles in the list, select them and click "Delete Term."

Click on the "Lists" tab at the top of the box.

Check that "Journals" is selected, then click "Import List."

Select "Medical" then click "Open."

A message saying that 14,000+ terms have been added should appear. Click "Ok" then "Close."


Caring for Your EndNote Library

  • An EndNote library comes in two parts: a .enl file and a folder. Do not separate these parts. Keep them in the same location or the library will break.
  • Store your EndNote library in a stable location. EndNote libraries stored in OneDrive, Dropbox, MS Teams, and other cloud locations become corrupted and will cease to work. An EndNote library stored on even a shared network drive can become corrupted over time. Store your library on your computer hard drive and/or a thumb drive.
  • If you store your pdfs in EndNote, keep separate EndNote libraries for different projects. An EndNote library with many hundreds of pdfs will become slow and crash frequently. You can make as many EndNote libraries as you want. Label each library clearly, and keep them in stable locations relevant to the project.

EndNote Tutorials

Importing Results from PubMed

Adding Individual Records

From the article page in PubMed:

1) click on the blue "Cite" button on the right

2) click on "Download .nbib"

3) the file may open in EndNote on its own. If it does not, click on the download and tell it to open with EndNote.


Adding Multiple Results

From PubMed, you can send selected results, all results from a page (defaults to 10), or all results from your search.

On a results page:

1) if you want only selected results, click on the check boxes next to the specific article titles (skip this if you want all results)

2) click on "Send to" at the top of the results page

3) click on "Citation Manager"

4) chose which items you want to send to EndNote

5) click "Create file"

6) the file should open in EndNote on its own. If it does not, click on the download and tell it to open with EndNote.

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