There’s nothing quite like a real book

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.

Referencing software road shows a roaring success

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 info@alfasoft.com.

Streamline your research and referencing with Adept’s training courses

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) has announced its 2011 schedule of software training courses for EndNote and Reference Manager.

The courses are designed to teach users the best way to navigate around their software and access the core capabilities of each package so they can develop and manage their reference collection more effectively and quickly generate citations and bibliographies.

Adept also offers advanced training courses to provide guidance on customising the software to cope with more sophisticated referencing requirements.

As well as getting individual users up and running, these courses also offer an excellent opportunity for software support or training providers to refresh and update their skills.
 
Find out more about EndNote training:
http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/3/endnote.html
 
Find out more about Reference Manager training:
http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/reference-manager-training
 
Find out more about onsite training:
http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/?cat=onsite_training

Alternatively, for help with specific EndNote or Reference Manager features find out about Adept’s 1-hour live online training sessions at: http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/?cat=online_training

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.  Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Direct export from Emerald to Thomson Reuters’ EndNote® and Reference Manager

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) is pleased to announce the new direct export tool from Emerald Group Publishing Inc (Bingley, West Yorkshire), a leading publisher of journals and books, to EndNote, EndNote Web and Reference Manager, the leading bibliographic software tools from Thomson Reuters (Philadelphia, PA).

Researchers and academics can now make the most of their Emerald subscription by building reference libraries with EndNote, EndNote Web and Reference Manager using the new direct export tool.

EndNote, EndNote Web and Reference Manager are software tools that ease the bibliographic burden on researchers and academics.  Building and maintaining a personal reference collection becomes a simple task as these packages help users find, capture and manage references quickly and easily.  Once the references have been found these packages enable writers to create bibliographies and citations in reports or research papers in a matter of minutes – error-free and perfectly formatted every time.

Instructions on how to use the Direct Export feature can be found at http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/kb/article/126C6.

For more information on how these bibliographic tools can lighten your load email info@alfasoft.com.  

Availability

EndNote X4 for Windows and Mac, EndNote Web and Reference Manager 12 for Windows are available from Adept Scientific, a Thomson Reuters partner and support centre in the UK and Ireland, Germany, Austria and Denmark. Upgrades and new copies may be ordered at www.adeptstore.com.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

EndNote, EndNote Web and Reference Manager introductory webinars on demand

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) has made their popular EndNote, EndNote Web and Reference Manager introductory webinars available as free recorded demo movies on their website, so customers learn more about these time-saving reference managing tools 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The creation of this new on-demand format comes in response to customer comments that set-time live webinars weren’t always convenient. Now customers can view each software demonstration as many times as they want, whenever they have got the time or forward the link to interested colleagues.

Watch the EndNote introductory webinar

http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/download/dlddsp/10665/0/All/EndNote+Introductory+demo+movie.html

Watch the EndNote Web introductory webinar

http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/download/dlddsp/10666/0/All/EndNote+Web+Introductory+demo+movie.html

Watch the Reference Manager introductory webinar

http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/download/dlddsp/10667/0/All/Reference+Manager+Introductory+demo+movie.html

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.  Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Calling all EndNote & Reference Manager users in Scotland

Scottish users of EndNote and Reference Manager will be given the opportunity to brush up their skills during May at venues much closer to home. Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) is taking their renowned software training to Scotland.

These one-day training courses will show users the fast-track route to finding their way around each package, so they can develop and manage their reference collection and generate citations and bibliographies quickly. The courses are an excellent way for software support or training providers to refresh and update their skills so they can pass their knowledge onto end-users.

The training events teach everything normally covered during the standard training courses held at Adept’s UK headquarters in Hertfordshire; so delegates get the same professional training just without the long-distance travel.

To read a full course agenda, please click on the links below. 

Find out about EndNote training http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/3/endnote.html   

Find out about Reference Manager training http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/reference-manager-training       

Cost: £295 + VAT per person per full day (includes lunch and refreshments)

Available dates:

EndNote Training
11th May 2010, Edinburgh
19th May 2010, Aberdeen

Reference Manager Training
12th May 2010, Edinburgh
20th May 2010, Aberdeen

Please email info@alfasoft.com or call +44 (0) 203 695 7810 to book your place.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.  Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

APA Style Manual 6th Update for Reference Manager versions 8-12

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) is pleased to announce an APA 6th Edition Style update is now available for Thomson Reuters’ (Philadelphia, PA) Reference Manager versions 8-12 to ensure citations follow the latest formatting requirements of the American Psychological Association.

It can be downloaded from www.refman.com/rmapa6th.asp.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

EndNote, EndNote Web and Reference Manager refresher webinars in September for librarians and IT staff

After a brief break over the summer, UK technical software specialists Adept Scientific are back in September with their series of free informative webinars which introduce research-staples, EndNote, EndNote Web and Reference Manager.

These half hour presentations make an ideal opportunity for librarians and IT staff at sites with a relevant Chest licence to brush up their knowledge of the newest features before term starts and the students start asking questions.

If you’re in the know, you’ll be well placed to guide users as they employ reference management software to save time finding and storing useful references, citing authors and creating bibliographies.

Find out about Reference Manager 12 at 2.30pm on 15th September
Find out about EndNote X3 at 2.30pm on 16th September
Find out about EndNote Web at 3.30pm on 16th September

View the upcoming webinar schedule and enrol  http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training

If you’d like more information about Adept’s web seminars or would like to set-up a session solely for your institution, please email Stephanie Marshall on info@alfasoft.com.

Please note, these webinars are not designed to act as software training sessions. To improve your knowledge of using our bibliographic tools, please refer to our range of public courses at http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

July webinars from Adept Scientific introduce new EndNote X3 and show you how to speed up reference managing and writing

UK technical software specialist Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) is continuing its series of free informative webinars in July to introduce research-staples, Reference Manager 12, EndNote Web and brand-new EndNote X3 – launched 18th June 2009.

In just half an hour you will discover how much time and effort you could save finding and storing useful references, citing authors and creating bibliographies.

These events make an ideal introduction to the very latest reference management software; need-to-know information for anyone involved in research, especially for staff and students enrolled at sites with a relevant Chest licence.

Find out about EndNote Web at 2.30pm on 7th July
Find out about NEW EndNote X3 at 2.30pm on 14th July
Find out about Reference Manager 12 at 2.30pm on 21st July

Click here to view the upcoming webinar schedule and enroll http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training

If you would like more information about Adept’s webinars or would like to set up a session solely for your institution, please email Stephanie
Marshall on info@alfasoft.com.

Please note, these webinars are not designed to act as software training sessions. To improve your knowledge of using our bibliographic tools, please refer to our range of public courses at http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/ 
With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Get the upper hand on your essays and dissertations – June webinars from Adept Scientific show you how

UK technical software specialists Adept Scientific are continuing their series of free informative webinars in June to introduce research-staples, EndNote X2, Reference Manager 12 and EndNote Web.

In just half an hour, you’ll discover how much time and effort you could save finding and storing useful references, citing authors and creating bibliographies. These events make an ideal introduction to the very latest reference management software; need-to-know information for anyone involved in research, especially for staff and students enrolled at sites with a relevant Chest licence.

Find out about NEW EndNote X2 at 2.30pm on 2nd and 23rd June
Find out about Reference Manager 12 at 2.30pm on 8th and 30th June
Find out about EndNote Web at 2.30pm on 16th June
Click here to view the upcoming webinar schedule and enroll
http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training

If you’d like more information about Adept’s web seminars or would like to set up a session solely for your institution, please email Stephanie
Marshall on info@alfasoft.com.

Please note these webinars are not designed to act as software training sessions. To improve your knowledge of using our bibliographic tools, please refer to our range of public courses at http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/  

Find out about NEW EndNote X2 at 2.30pm on 2nd and 23rd June
Find out about Reference Manager 12 at 2.30pm on 8th and 30th June
Find out about EndNote Web at 2.30pm on 16th June
Click here to view the upcoming webinar schedule and enroll
http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training

If you’d like more information about Adept’s web seminars or would like to set up a session solely for your institution, please email Stephanie
Marshall on info@alfasoft.com.

 

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

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