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EndNote 20: Overview

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2- About the UWI STA SoE Library




About using EndNote 20

EndNote is a commercial software [for Windows and Mac] for managing references when writing projects, articles, and theses. It is produced by Thomson Reuters.

Kindly remember that the final output (in-text citations and list of references) depends on the data that you have entered into the EndNote software (or any other reference management software).

ALWAYS review entries (whether manual or downloaded from a database or other online service) for spelling errors, incomplete or incorrect data, or data entered into wrong fields or resource formats

 After inserting your in-text citations and references, convert your paper/thesis to plain text and use a guide/handout to or the APA Publication Manual (or your citation/referencing style manual) in order to correct any errors.

EndNote 20 Handouts by Dr S Renwick

Other Relevant Guides

Feature Comparison Chart for EndNote 20 versions

Download EndNote 20 Software at UWI STA

EndNote 20 is a programme to manage a database of your references.

  •  You may enter references manually or download citation files from information databases. This software allows you to insert your in-text citation and format your list of references in a reference style of your choice in an MS Word document.

For currently enrolled students, EndNote 20 for Windows and Mac is available for download on the UWI STA student portal.

 Click here.

Then, click on EndNote 20 folder and a memo with the link to the download is presented. You need your student portal credentials to download the files.

For UWI staff, contact your faculty/department LAN administrator who can install it on your computer/laptop.



Important Notes

  • Uninstall your previous version of EndNote before installing a new version.
  • Close all MS Office programmes before installation of EndNote.
  • EndNote libraries are made up of two parts: the .enl file and the .Data folder. These two parts must be kept together, both are needed for the library to work correctly.
  • EndNote libraries should be kept on your computer's hard drive. Storing and editing libraries on a network drive can lead to corruption and performance issues.
  • EndNote libraries should not be stored in cloud-syncing folders such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, etc. Syncing folders corrupt EndNote libraries over time. If you do save on cloud services, keep a backup on your local hard drive/external drive/flash drive.
  • References in EndNote libraries can be synchronized between desktop and laptop computers, the online library, and an iOS device using EndNote Sync.
  • Complete EndNote libraries can be shared with other EndNote X7, X8, or X9 users through EndNote Sync and Library Sharing.

EndNote 20 Presentation,19 March 2024

Features of Endnote 20

Cite While You Write – insert and manage your citations in MS Word.

Use 7000+ different citation styles

Keep up to 100,000 references in an EndNote Library

Collect full-text PDFs in one click – EndNote automatically downloads and attaches free (or subscribed to), online full-text PDFs to your saved references.

Work with PDFs – Organise, rename, annotate, search and open your PDFs directly within EndNote.

Share your research – Invite up to 200 other EndNote X7.4.2 users and later versions to access your EndNote library, so they can add to, annotate and use it simultaneously.

Custom and Smart Groups – These provide a way of automatically grouping similar or related references. Can have up to 5,000 groups

Access your research anywhere – Sync your desktop, online and mobile libraries for convenient, multi-platform research.

Network and collaborate – Connect with other researchers via the EndNote Community in EndNote online.

Support for figures & tables – In addition to handling your citations, EndNote can also easily manage all your figures and tables when writing.

Mac® and Windows® compatibility

Add citations to MS PowerPoint slides (Plug in for Windows only)

Dr. Shamin Renwick, FCLIP

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Shamin Renwick
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EndNote Basic and EndNote Online

Detaching EndNote from a Word Document (if sending document for publication or further editing)