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EndNote is available from the Yale IT Software Library, and is free to members of the Yale community. EndNote is a commercial citation management software package produced by Clarivate Analytics, the owners of the database Web of Science. It is a commercial program that Yale licenses for the members of its community.
To get the most out of EndNote:
Create an account to later access your library from other devices and collaborate with other users.
Select which resources you want to export. After you’ve checked your boxes, locate and click Export, Send To, or Download
Select Citation Manager, or sometimes there will even be a specific option for EndNote. To be compatible with EndNote, you’ll need to download file formats such as .nbib, .ciw or .txt with a filter installed
Open the downloaded file and enjoy your new citations!
Enter citations manually
From the References drop-down, select New Reference. You can also use the icon with a document and plus sign
Select your material type, with options ranging from Aggregated Database to Web Page
Enter the information you have, save your reference and close out of the window
Write a Paper
Open your document
Locate the EndNote toolbar, generally located on the right side of the ribbon
When it's time to insert a references, select Go to EndNote
Select the citation that supports your claims by clicking on it once to highlight
Select the Insert Citation icon
The in-text citation and reference will appear in your document
Is your citation in the wrong style? Selet the Style drop-down menu and pick another style
Create a Bibliography
Pick your preferred output style.
Select the Output Style drop-down menu
Pick the references you want by clicking to highlight.
To select all: Edit > Select All.
From the Edit drop-down, select Copy Formatted.
Open a blank document.
Storing an unlimited amount of references and attached documents
Team access to a single library
Find Full Text functionality, which digs through Yale’s databases for you to find articles
A wide variety of citation styles
Compatibility with Microsoft Word and Apple Pages to insert citations and bibliographies
Deduplication of libraries, merging identical references into one record
Free vendor support and troubleshooting
Direct export of references from resources such as PubMed and Web of Science
Library lives on local device, meaning you can access your materials without internet connection
Be sure to back up your library manually or create a Sync account in order to not lose your library if your computer fails
The full functionality of EndNote is not offered in its online iteration, so if you do work from a variety of machines, a different tool may better suit your needs
As EndNote is a paid, licensed tool, you may not have access to newer versions of EndNote if you leave Yale
After graduation, desktop EndNote will remain available on your personal computer. After your Net ID expires, you will no longer be able to use Find Full Text to access Yale resources. You will also not be able to update versions of the software without paying.
Contact Yale Library
For general questions, tips, and assistance, contact your personal librarian!