Research teams rejoice – EndNote X7.4.2 now offers Library Sharing

With the introduction of library sharing in the new EndNote X7.4.2 update, Thomson Reuters has delivered a key requirement which is top of the wish-list of many EndNote and Reference Manager users around the World. This much-awaited functionality enables EndNote X7.4.2 users to share their entire reference collection with up to 14 other EndNote X7.4 users. Everyone invited to join the library can access, add to, and edit the shared library, which is automatically synced to ensure it stays up to date. Everyone in the group can also access the full text attachments, annotations and sticky notes from other library members.

The new shared library feature streamlines and strengthens the process of co-editing any library by allowing all users to access the actual library directly (rather than a saved copy) in real time. That means users can be sure they’re all working with the latest information at the same time.

So whether you want to start sharing your existing EndNote library or you’re looking to work with other researchers to build a new shared library from scratch, EndNote X7.4.2 will work for you.

EndNote X7.4.2 also makes an excellent alternative for Reference Manager users who’ve been holding out for a reference management solution that supports collaborative research and library sharing, as well as provides compatibility with the latest operating systems and platforms. There are special low crossgrade prices that let Reference Manager users simply ‘upgrade’ to EndNote rather than pay full price for a brand new licence. And there’s no complicated conversion process – EndNote automatically migrates your library and Word documents from Reference Manager to EndNote! Read our ‘How to’ guide to learn more.

Learn more about the library sharing feature in EndNote

Why not give the latest version a try? Download a free trial for Windows or Mac.

EndNote boosts child health

It’s probably the most famous children’s hospital in the world. Over the past 162 years Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has saved or transformed the lives of thousands upon thousands of children. It’s also a centre of pioneering research in paediatric medicine, with an impressive record of innovation in cancer, heart and lung diseases, neuroscience, immunology and more.

As at all major research institutes, clinical researchers at GOSH use EndNote bibliographic software to locate and cite the vast literature resources in paediatric medicine. But until recently, and through a technical anomaly (researchers at GOSH actually work for a separate organisation), hands-on medical staff haven’t had the same access to EndNote except by buying an individual licence – not an affordable proposition for over 200 staff.

An interesting new case study describes how a senior librarian at GOSH, determined to provide equal access to such an essential research resource, overcame financial and organisational hurdles to ensure clinical as well as research staff are now able to use EndNote via a site licence. That means they’re able to keep abreast of all the latest literature, therapies and techniques – and the ultimate beneficiaries are, of course, the children they treat.

Full house for EndNote presentation at LILAC 2014

We did more than just exhibit at this year’s LILAC conference! On the Thursday24th April, Adept’s resident EndNote guru and experienced software trainer, Bob Green, also delivered an enlightening workshop to a packed audience all eager to find out how EndNote can provide a more structured, thorough way to gather and manage research compared to relying on search engines and separate storage methods. The session was well received by EndNote users and newcomers alike, and there were plenty of questions to fuel the discussion at the end.

In addition, one lucky LILAC visitor won themselves a copy of EndNote simply by visiting the Adept stand and entering their business card in our free prize draw. The lucky winner is Bee Sen Gupta from the Greenwich School of Management, London. Congratulations! We’re sure EndNote will become your indispensable, personal research assistant and save you hours of time on literature hunts.

If you didn’t catch us at LILAC then don’t worry – you’ll find the bibliographic software team out and about again at the Health Libraries Group Conference 2014 (CILIP) from 24th to 25th July in Oxford, UK – the place to be for anyone interested in health and social care library and information issues. If you’re passing, why not come pick our brains about EndNote, gain one-to-one advice and get personal software demonstrations?  Learn more about CILIP Conference here.


EndNote X7.4.1 and EndNote online 3.8.1 just announced!

Thomson Reuters has just released brand new updates to the EndNote X7.4 desktop and online applications.

New EndNote online 3.8.1 now offers additional web capture sources, including Wikipedia, WorldCat OCLC, and DSpace. This new version is available as soon as you log in to your account. Visit

New EndNote desktop X7.1 now offers combined and smart groups sync capability for both Mac/Win platforms. This lets users with more than one install of EndNote sync Smart and Combined Group across multiple desktop installations. That means they can create, edit, and/or delete a Smart or Combined Group and automatically replicate those changes across multiple desktop clients.

Other new Windows-only features (these features were already released with X7 for Mac) include:

– An expanded set of PDF annotation tools
– A new getting started dialogue to help new or upgraded users orientate themselves with the Sync, Find Full Text, Cite While you Write and online features in EndNote.
– Improvements to Find Full Text – retrieve up to 1000 attachments at a time. Better integration and results from PubMed. Save time and let EndNote automatically attach imported PDFs to suitable existing references matched by DOI or create a new reference if no match can be found.
– Quick Search results are now highlighted in the library review for quick and easy indentification.

If you’re using EndNote X7.4, the update is available via Help > EndNote Program Updates or you can download it from the Thomson Reuters’ website.

If you’re using an earlier version of EndNote, you’ll need to upgrade to get your hands on the latest X7.1 release. Buy and download your upgrade from your local WebStore here.

If you’re at a UK or Irish university with an EndNote site licence, you can log in to Adept4Edcation with your academic ID to buy an EndNote X7.4.1 Personal Licence.

Loving the library all year long

We already know just how important libraries, librarians and information professionals are! They do an amazing job of providing people with access to the information they need to further their knowledge and support their work. Our top-selling referencing tool, EndNote, can help to make their job easier – improving research productivity and managing literary information for library staff and users alike. That’s why librarians are a key focus for us, not just on National Libraries Day this Saturday, but for the whole year round! In fact, we’ll always jump at the chance to meet these champions of discovery and that’s why we’ll be attending four upcoming events this year aimed at librarians and information professionals. Look out for the Adept Scientific EndNote stand.

Jisc Digital Festival
11th – 12th March 2014, Hall 3 ICC Birmingham

UKSG Conference 2014 and Exhibition
14-16 April 2014, HIC Harrogate

LILAC Annual Conference 2014
23-25 April 2014, Sheffield Hallam University

Health Libraries Group Conference 2014 (CILIP)
24-25 July 2014, Examination Schools Oxford

Check out Adept’s events page to learn more and link through to individual event registration pages.

EndNote embraces the digital revolution at Umbrella 2013

This week our intrepid EndNote team travelled to The University of Manchester for CILIP’s Umbrella 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event brings together Library and Information Professionals across the country to share ideas and new ways to improve literacy, access to information and the transfer of knowledge.

A key theme for the day is how libraries are keeping up with the changing nature of the information landscape in today’s digital age. Thanks to the web, web-based and mobile technologies, people have greater access to more research material than ever before. It’s a trend that EndNote has grasped with both hands. No longer confined to the desktop, you’ll also find its renowned research and referencing tools available in varying degrees of complexity on the Web or on an iPad. And thanks to automatic library syncing, you’re able to access, manage and coordinate your library anywhere!


EndNote unlocks the research potential of the web; putting hundreds of online reference resources at your fingertips; making it easy to instantly capture relevant extracts and source information; automatically finding and downloading full text files; plus automatically updating records to keep your collection current. EndNote’s web-based component also makes it easy to share references and collaborate online.

Click on the following links to discover how EndNote could maximise your online reference search potential, as well as help you work together and pool resources on research projects. Want to see if EndNote could work for you? Download a free trial today.

Access and Accelerate Your Research, Any Time and Anywhere

endnotex7_smJune 2013: The latest upgrade to EndNote®, the bibliographic reference management and publishing software from Thomson Reuters (Philadelphia, PA), is now available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts and Frankfurt/Main, Germany). New EndNote X7.4 for Windows brings users a smoother, more automated research workflow, increased time savings and even greater control of literature references thanks to enhanced PDF management, citing capabilities in PowerPoint and extended syncing capabilities that give users access to all of their references, attachments and groups from anywhere: desktop or laptop, Windows or Mac, online or iPad.

Used by millions of researchers, authors and students around the world, EndNote automates the process of locating, organising and formatting literature references and bibliographies. This new release adds new formatting tools, bibliography sub-headings, additional reference types and more. Both new and enhanced tools are designed to help users write papers, manuscripts, books, presentations, CVs, grant application and more, seamlessly integrating citations and bibliographies with word processing and other software.

Enhanced PDF Importing and Organising

With more and more key documents and research papers available online as PDFs, EndNote X7.4 includes new tools for importing, organising and annotating PDFs. Now you can specify which folder you want EndNote to automatically import and save, and define a naming convention for PDFs so they’re easily identifiable within and outside EndNote. When importing sub-folders of PDFs EndNote will automatically create and organise groups based on the sub-folders.

Cite in Microsoft PowerPoint

A new plug-in saves time and effort by letting you use EndNote to insert and edit citations and bibliography entries in your PowerPoint presentations – no more manual typing or copy and pasting by hand! (This feature is only available in Windows.)

Category Bibliography in Cite While You Write®

EndNote X7.4 makes it easy to add subheadings to your bibliography in Microsoft Word using EndNote’s patented Cite While You Write plug-in. You can specify your own categories or predefined reference types in an output style, allowing you, for example, to distinguish between different topics or primary and secondary sources.

Background Synchronisation

EndNote’s syncing capabilities let you access all of your citations, attachments and groups from anywhere, any time. The sync service now occurs in the background with non-intrusive feedback about its progress or issues, so your work is uninterrupted, continuously backed up and always available and accessible online.

New Reference Types

To further increase the software’s flexibility and in response to developing research needs EndNote X7.4 introduces a choice of new reference types to categorise your research material. These include Interview, Podcast, Conference Paper and Press Release.

Customisable Display

A simple drag-and-drop action reorders column headings in the Library reference list and a right click customises which columns display. You can also control if/how the reference ratings and read/unread fields are displayed.

Dual Platform Use

The standard single-user EndNote licence allows you to install the software on up to three computers (office desktop, laptop and tablet for example). Now the same product key will install EndNote X7.4 on both Windows and Mac platforms, so when EndNote X7.4 for Mac is released (scheduled for July 2013), users will be able to download the Mac version for free!

Among other enhancements to EndNote X7.4, quick searches automatically include results from PDFs and PDF annotations; and the ability to quickly identify groups from within your EndNote desktop that you’re sharing online.

EndNote X7.4 for Windows is available now from Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland and Germany, with special online prices at

About Adept Scientific

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Ever-evolving EndNote notches up another nifty release

You’d think an established product like EndNote might have run out of ‘development’ steam by version 17, but the World’s most popular, most comprehensive reference managing tool doesn’t show any sign of staying still. Quite the contrary! With customers needs changing all the time and mobile technology opening up new possibilities in accessing, building and sharing research around the clock, across the globe, it seems there’s no limit to EndNote’s growth!

In this latest release, EndNote X7.4 fulfils several requirements identified by users. Now users can organise their bibliography in Microsoft Word with subheadings for different categories, as well as insert and edit citations, and generate a bibliography in PowerPoint (Windows only). PDF capture and management is easier thanks to a new Auto Import folder. This works in the background to create references from your PDFs, then store them in auto smart groups so they’re easy to track. In addition, you now have the ability to define a PDF naming convention for easier identification of attachments.

There are numerous other tweaks and improvements throughout the software to streamline the research workflow, automate and simplify syncing between web, desktop and mobile libraries and extend EndNote’s citing, writing and reference managing capabilities.

You can visit our EndNote web pages to read more about the latest version, but the real proof of the pudding is in the eating, so why not download a free 30-day demo for Windows here and put the software to the test?

2013 Bibliographic Software VIP briefings draw biggest turnout yet

EndNote site licence champions and trainers turned out in force at our VIP briefings last week to gain a sneak peak at EndNote X7.4, to grill Thomson Reuter’s Senior Director of Product Innovation, Jason Rollins, and take an active role in the software’s development. In fact, the London meeting saw our biggest crowd to date, with over 30 customers eager to air any issues and offer their product suggestions.

It’s great to see that so many of our site licence contacts are keen to take part, particular because these briefings play such an important role in directing the way EndNote develops and ensuring it meets users’ needs; it was feedback from last year’s event that prompted Thomson Reuters to bring forward EndNote X7.4′s release date to better fit in with the academic calendar.

Attendees got to see what the developers have planned for EndNote in 2013 with a view to advancing the tool to stay ahead in today’s more competitive market place. Thomson Reuters realise that increasingly, our EndNote champions are struggling to justify the cost of an EndNote licence when there are so many free alternatives available. In response, Thomson Reuters has just released FREE EndNote Basic – an enhanced and re-branded version of EndNote Web. EndNote Basic provides the perfect starting point for undergraduates looking for a free web-based reference management solution. Then, as their research grows in the course of their studies and their referencing needs become more demanding, they can progress to EndNote on the desktop and enhanced online functionality.  EndNote Basic lets you store up to 50,000 references and 2GB worth of attachments online, search 5 of the most popular database providers and output in 21 of the most popular bibliographic styles.

Why choose EndNote Basic over other free bibliographic tools? Because it forms the first step to using and becoming familiar with one of the most comprehensive reference managing solutions around; a package which is still regarded by many as the industry standard. Any EndNote-experienced students and researchers could be off to a flying start with employers! What’s more, many free referencing tools don’t offer an upgrade route should the reference collection outgrow limited online storage provision. With EndNote Basic, users can quickly and easily move up to the full-featured desktop edition and transfer their entire research at the click of the ‘Sync’ button.

As far as EndNote X7.4 goes, we can’t reveal too much until it’s officially launched, but we can tell you that search facilities have been improved and Thomson are still expanding PDF management tools. What’s more, new reference types available with the latest release also reflect the growing importance of social media. Stay tuned to our blog for more detailed information about new features.

These meetings are a annual occurrence so if you missed out on this year’s events, why not register for the EndNote JISCmail discussion list to make sure you’re first in line for the 2014 VIP briefings?

Referencing round every corner on National Libraries Day

Tomorrow, 9th February is National Libraries Day! So while you’re celebrating your local library and the library staff who strive to connect you with the information you need, why not check out two new tools from Thomson Reuters that streamline research and provide referencing tools wherever your discoveries happen – in the library or on the go. We’re talking about the eagerly anticipated EndNote iPad app and a new free RefScan iPhone app.

The EndNote iPad app enables EndNote X6 users to easily find and import references from online databases into their EndNote library, then use the EndNoteSync capability to update, manage, share and synchronise their references in EndNote desktop and EndNote Web with just one click. Find out more, buy and download now!

Thomson Reuters’ RefScan app lets users simply search for published material on their iPhone or scan the DOIs from printed documents to quickly look up in Web of Knowledge. Then they can store their findings in their own free, password-protected library in EndNote Web to retrieve anytime, anywhere with internet access. Find out more and download free now.


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