EndNote is a programme that helps you with collecting, organising, citing and sharing references to -and often including the full text of- sources (articles, books, data etc.). Because of the speed and advanced options EndNote is particularly suitable for processing large numbers of publications in systematic reviews.
EndNote is licenced by Utrecht University and can be installed on Windows and Mac, but is not available for Linux.
Source: Clarivate EndNote LibGuide, https://clarivate.libguides.com/endnote_training/users/enx9
EndNote is a Utrecht University licenced programme and so freely available for UU staff and students.
When you install EndNote, it is also added to your word processing programme.
Tips & tricks
There are three ways to add literature to EndNote:
Option 1: from the source itself
If you find an article online, you can directly save the title data and (often) the full text in EndNote by EndNote Click. If this extension recognises an article on the website the button below will show. By clicking on that button, you will be directed to the EndNote Click Locker where you will find the option Push to EndNote account.
EndNote Click is available for Chrome, Edge and Firefox. Follow the steps in the installation guide..
Option 2: importing from a database or search engine
You can export search results from a search engine (PubMed, Scopus etc.) and next import them in EndNote. For instance, if you are collecting literature on a topic in a systematic way.
Check tips&tricks for further information about the major search engines.
Option 3: manually
If other options are not available, you can also add sources manually.
Go in EndNote to Reference > New Reference or click on the button
Tips & tricks
|Search engine||Export function||file type||import filter EndNote||Remark|
|PubMed||Send to > Citation Manager||.nbib||PubMed (NLM)|
|Scopus||Export||RIS format||Scopus||In any case select Abstracts in addition to citation information!|
|Web of Science||Export > Export to Endnote Desktop||.ciw||-||Open the .ciw file and the references will be automatically imported in EndNote.|
Organising your library
Add your own information to references
Double-click on a reference for editing:
Automatically supplementing information and adding full text.
EndNote offers several options to deduplicate titles. It is important to select the right settings.
Under Edit > Preferences > Duplicates you can tell EndNote on the basis of which data titles must be deduplicated .You can deduplicate multiple times by different settings.
Go to References > Find Duplicates to find duplicates in EndNote. One by one EndNote shows the sets with duplicates and lets you choose which ones you want to keep.
Go to References > Find Duplicates to find duplicates. EndNote shows the first double set of titles.
Deduplicating, when importing
When importing a set of publications from a database, you can already indicate whether you want to import duplicates. You can select from:
This is also a form of automatic uncontrolled deduplicating.
Ontdubbelen in Endote (versie X7, maar vergelijkbaar met versie X9)
Cite While You Write for Word
EndNote offers Cite While You Write (CWYW) for Word. With the help of this add-in you simply add literature references to your text and a reading list of your used sources is automatically generated.
When installing EndNote this option is automatically included in Word (see Installing EndNote).
See these videos for more information.
Creating a bibliography
Also without Cite While You Write you can create a bibliography.
Tips & tricks
You can share your EndNote library with a maximum of 100 persons and give them rights to only view them or even to edit them.
It is also possible to send someone a copy of your EndNote library as it is saved on your computer. But this only works if you send all folders/files belonging to your library. See synchronising and making back ups for further explanation.
You can synchronise your EndNote Library with an online account. The benefits:
If synchronising is not secure enough, if you want to archive or share a copy of your library or if you want to switch to another reference tool, you have a number of options.