The wait is over! Now Mac users can get their hands on a copy of EndNote X6 – the latest version of Thomson Reuters’ popular powerhouse bibliographic package! Not only can they benefit from great new features like the PubMed direct export capability, ratings and read/unread status buttons for references, more screen layout options and better control of capitalisation, they’re also able to sync up their EndNote and EndNote Web library so all references and attachments can be accessed from both packages. Mac users also gain some extra functionality which will be soon be featured in the Windows X6.0.1 update. This includes font editing in the Find and Replace feature, plus a new punctuation option in the style editor. Read more detailed ‘what’s new for X6’ information online here.
Along with all the new features in EndNote X6 on the desktop, users also have access to a new Bookmarklet feature via their EndNote Web account which automatically captures bibliographic information on a webpage and then creates a new references which can be saved to a new or existing group in EndNote or EndNote Web. This new tool invokes the Capture feature without the need to install a plugin or have PC admin access. The Bookmarklet is available from the installer page.
Download a free EndNote X6 Mac demo now or view pricing if you’re ready to buy!
Thanks to mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, most people can access online news, information and content around the clock. Consequently, research is no longer restricted to the desktop or library. Every news feed, web search and web article represents an opportunity to expand knowledge and support theories. A key new feature in recently-released EndNote X6 reflects this trend and aims to make research and reference collections accessible anytime, anywhere. Version X6’s new Sync feature enables users to automatically align their main desktop library with their online EndNote Web account so all references and attachments can be accessed from both packages!
This is likely to be just the first step in mobilising reference management tools to match the increasing importance of mobile devices in research. We’ve already blogged about Thomson Reuters’ plans to release an EndNote iPad app in the Autumn, which will enable users to add, edit, group, copy and email citations, as well as sync them with their EndNote Web account.
Try EndNote X6 for free and see how this multi-platform research and reference management tool will support a mobile future.
Last week, Adept’s bibliographic software expert, Stephanie Marshall, travelled around the country with Tilla Edmunds, Product Manager at Thomson Reuters, to hold a series of ultra successful software user meetings. These unique EndNote VIP events (which happen no where else in the world) provide key UK customers in education with a chance to talk to Thomson face-to-face and exchange knowledge. We wanted to bring our roadshow within easy reach of attendees, so we held our meetings at key cities across the country, including Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol and London. We were pleased to see both new and familiar faces.
Participants got a sneak preview of brand-new EndNote X6 ahead of its official public launch later this summer. They were keen to see the inclusion of a new Sync button to quickly, easily and automatically synchronise desktop and web-based libraries, as well as new record read/unread status indicators and the ability to rate favourite or frequently-used references.
Attendees also got a first look at the keenly awaited EndNote ipad app due out in the autumn to coincide with the planned EndNote X6 Mac release. This new tool will complement EndNote on the desktop by putting on-the-go PDF viewing, annotating and emailing capabilities at the disposal of ipad users. The app also enables users to add, edit, group, copy and email citations, as well as sync them with their EndNote Web account.
Adept and Thomson gained plenty of software feedback, as well as new insight into the needs of our bibliographic software customers in education and research, and the issues they face with maximising the use of EndNote/EndNote Web on campus. A rewarding and enlightening roadshow for all involved.
A lot of users come to our site in search of information on how to import references into EndNote.
As many EndNote users are already aware, however, importing references from an essay or a document is not a typical function of the software, though there are workarounds.
We’ve written a very good Knowledge Base article about just this subject, with tips on how you can import reference lists that are either not available online or are too vast to type in manually:
Importing an existing reference collection into EndNote
Have you discovered any other workarounds for importing references?
We live in a world where many things are moving away from the ‘physical’ and are instead going electronic or becoming virtualised. Take books for example. eBooks are big business, as are eReaders and hand-held devices capable of downloading and displaying them. Our top-selling bibliographic tools like EndNote, Reference Manager and EndNote Web work because so much literature and reference information is now in electronic form on the Web. So do real books belong to a bygone age or is there still a place for them in our digital world?
We think so. As a company, we might spend our days dealing with cutting-edge technical software, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a really great book. And we’re not the only ones to love a good read. Only the most dedicated team of real book fans would be willing to spend numerous sleepless nights moving, stacking and re-stacking books at a Toronto bookstore to create this amazing stop action animation we came across on YouTube. View ‘The Joy of Books’ YouTube video
Research also shows that children get more out of old-fashioned story books than digital technologies because they have more freedom to use their imagination. The feedback and interaction experienced during shared reading with a parent also improves their understanding and extends their enjoyment of the tale. Take a look at this Telegraph article to find out more.
It just goes to prove that there’s still much magic to be found in real books.
Last week, our bibliographic software specialists exhibited at the largest event dedicated to the information industry – Online Information 2011 – at Olympia, London.
The event showcased some of the best products and services available for the information and information management industries. Our team was there to demonstrate the new features of Thomson Reuter’s EndNote X5 including the new PDF viewer and reference updater tools. We also got a very privileged sneak peek at the EndNote iPad app that’s in development and planned for release some time in 2012. This fab new tool will let you gather online references, read, edit and annotate PDFs, then email them to colleagues, all on your iPad. The iPad tablet is a perfect compliment to EndNote desktop where users will find the most advanced support for publishing their research. Watch this space for more updates on the EndNote iPad app!
If you couldn’t make it to this year’s event, you can still experience the best bibliographic tools by visiting our biblio software webpages where you can find out more, download trials and brochure for EndNote, EndNote Web and Reference Manager.
Five cities in five days; to coincide with the launch of EndNote X5, Adept’s bibliographic software specialist, Stephanie Marshall, spent the week commencing 20th June touring the UK and Ireland meeting key users/advocates of Thomson Reuters’ popular referencing tools, EndNote, Reference Manager and EndNote Web.
Stephanie was joined on the road show by Mathilda Edmunds, Research Software Product Development Manager from Thomson Reuters. Each event offered site licence contacts and librarians the chance to have their say about current and future software releases, and gain VIP demonstrations of hot-off-the-developer’s-desk releases of EndNote X5 and EndNote Web 3.1.
The meetings were well attended and well received, with participants relishing the chance to talk to EndNote’s creators face to face, as well as share ideas and experiences with other research and information specialists. The Westlaw development team joined the last session on Friday in London, with a view to gauging interest and demand for Westlaw UK compatibility with Thomson’s referencing tools.
Following the demonstration of EndNote X5, favourite new features included the time-saving PDF viewer with the added ability to annotate attachments, plus copy and paste key information from files into records within the same screen. The file attachment and transfer capabilities in EndNote Web also proved to be popular among participants.
These meetings are a yearly occurrence and help the software developers to shape future version of EndNote, Reference Manager and EndNote Web to directly fulfil the emerging research and referencing needs of their users. If you’d like to register your interest in attending future user meetings so you can have your say, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new version of EndNote has hit the shelves for Windows users. Its PDF viewing and annotation features, automatic reference updates and web-based file attachment capabilities are just a few time-saving features that will give researchers a real head-start on their projects.
Mac users: don’t panic! Although the new version isn’t out for Mac until early autumn, if you buy EndNote X4 now you’ll receive X5 for free as soon as it becomes available.
View the EndNote X5 New Features, or try out a free demo.
Adept Scientific will be at the Thomson Reuters stand (#69 & 70) at the UKSG 34th Annual Conference (4th–6th April), to demonstrate the latest features of our bibliography software range: EndNote, EndNote Web and Reference Manager. Come along and say hello to Stephanie Marshall, our friendly and knowledgeable Bibliographic Software Specialist at Adept Scientific.
The UKSG Annual Conference exists to connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication. For more information, please visit the Adept Scientific Events page.
EndNote X4.0.2 users will need to replace their PubMed connection file, which currently populates the journal field with the full journal name, rather than the abbreviated name. The Medical terms list in EndNote keys on the abbreviated journal name for presenting the appropriate variation in your bibliographies. By replacing your X4.0.2 PubMed connection file, you will restore the journal name substitution with the terms list. This only applies to EndNote X4.0.2, other versions are not impacted. To properly install this new connection file:
- Download the connection file and save it somewhere easy to find, such as your Desktop.
- Double-click on the downloaded file to open it in the EndNote software.
- Click the File menu in EndNote and select Save As.
- IMPORTANT: Make sure that the name shows here as PubMed (NLM). You may need to remove the word “Copy” to get it to show exactly correctly. Then, click Save.
- The correct connection file is now installed in EndNote. You can delete the copy that you downloaded.
To upload this new connection file, please visit http://www.endnote.com/enpmalert.asp.
To access general patches and uploads for EndNote, please visit http://www.endnote.com/support/enupdates.asp