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November 23, 2011

Export references from Factiva

You can download references from Factiva directly into your Endnote Web account. Watch the following video from NTU (Singapore) to find out how:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vGRyQ3KYVg


November 17, 2011

Web of Knowledge error message when exporting references

We have had reports of people getting an "internal service error" when exporting references from the Web of Knowledge. Despite the error message, the references will have been tranfserred. The advice from the Helpdesk is as follows:

"Wait until all the results are fully loaded – this can take some time due to present problems, but loading of results should be completed fully before attempting to Export marked records . (This will need to be watched carefully as results are shown before all pages of results are fully loaded.) Although error messaging may be displayed – move to the EndNote web tab/link available. Check the EndNote Web page for exported references by ensuring that the results are ordered by latest date (it appears that it is defaulting by listing by Author) it may appear as if they are not exported if there are records from previous downloads in the folder. Due to the slowness of the services it may help to export records in smaller batches."


February 26, 2010

Restoring "disappearing" EndNote Web tabs in Word 2007

We've received several reports recently of PC users suddenly losing sight of their EndNote Web Cite-While-You-Write (CWYW) tab in Word 2007. This can be both frustrating and perplexing, so here's guidance on steps to take should this happen to you. In the majority of cases, this should restore the tab.

If no tab appears at all, on a local (i.e., your own) computer, first try reinstalling the EndNote Web CWYW plug-in, downloading the file from your EndNote Web account. For IT Services computers, installing external applications is not an option; you may instead, however, access EndNote X3 from the internal network and run this on any University computer, which should restore the plug-in. (The CWYW plug-in ought to be active on all IT Services computer workstations in the Library, as part of an automatic installation of this desktop version of EndNote on the PCs.)

If you still don't see a tab and have tried reinstalling the EndNote Web plug-in (on your own PC) or running EndNote X3 (on an ITS machine), chances are that the EndNote Web CWYW plug-in, although installed, has been deactivated or disabled within Word 2007. In this case, the following steps should reactivate the tab:

  • Open up Word and right-click on the Ribbon (the bit where the tabs are and the EndNote Web tab is missing from).
  • Choose Customize Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Select Add-ins from the left-hand column.
  • To work, the EndNote Web plug-in files should be listed under the Active Application Add-ins heading. If they are not, use the Manage function at the bottom of the screen, clicking Go to access a tick-box screen, activating disabled/deactivated EndNote CWYW components by type in turn.
  • Close the dialog box. The tab should now be activated and visible within Word 2007.

EndNote desktop 2010 bug – patches and fixes

Follow-up to EndNote desktop 2010 bug from EndNote Web

As a follow-up to a previous posting, software solutions to the problem importing data for the year 2010 into older versions of EndNote desktop (8 to X2) are available to download from the EndNote website.

Note that, as mentioned before, users of EndNote Web and the current version of EndNote desktop (X3) were unaffected by this problem, and so need take no action.


February 23, 2010

Firefox 3.6 EndnoteWeb plugin not compatible

The Firefox plugin standard has changed and the EndoteWeb 2.8 plugin will no longer register in Firefox 3.6. Staff at Endnote are working to resolve this problem and we will update this entry when the problem has been fixed.


December 23, 2009

EndNote desktop 2010 bug

It is possible some of you may have moved from EndNote Web to using the desktop version of EndNote (now in version x3), or indeed be using both the Web and desktop versions of the software, and moving your references between them. Should you be using the desktop version, IT Services report cases of older versions of EndNote (X2 to 8) encountering problems importing year data for items published in 2010 or later. When this occurs, the year may be added manually - see http://www.endnote.com/support/Faqs/Import/faq20.asp for further details.

Note that it is only the year data that fails - all other reference data is imported correctly. The good news is that these issues do not impact on EndNote Web (hurray!) or indeed the latest available version of EndNote desktop.


January 06, 2009

Current Index to Statistics

If you want to import references from Current Index to Statistics into your EndNote Web account, here's how to do it.

Stage One: Doing your search in Current Index to Statistics

  1. Do your search as normal.
  2. Choose how many references you want to save (the default is the first 50).
  3. Choose Refer as the Display Format from the drop down in the grey bar towards the top of the screen.
  4. From the Internet Explorer or Firefox menubar, shoose File > Save As.. and save the file as text file.

Stage Two: importing your references into your EndNote Web account

  1. Click on the Collect tab.
  2. Choose Import References.
  3. Click on the Browse button and find the file you have just saved.
  4. From the Filters drop-down menu, select Refer BibIX.
  5. From the To drop-dowm menu select the group you want the references sending to
  6. Click on Import.

December 17, 2008

IEEE Xplore: importing references to your EndNote Web account

To import references from the IEEE Xplore database into your EndNote Web account, you need to do the following:

Stage One: saving your references in IEEE Xplore

  1. Do your search as normal.
  2. Tick the box to the left of the references you want to keep.
  3. Click on the View Selected Items button.
  4. On the left hand side of the screen, in the Download Citations box, select the option EndNote,ProCite,RefMan from the drop down menu.
  5. Click on the >> button and save the file as normal.

Stage Two: importing the references into EndNote Web

  1. Click on the Collect tab.
  2. Click on Import References
  3. Click on the Browse button and find the file you have just saved.
  4. Click on the drop-down menu labelled Filter and select RefMan RIS.
  5. Click on the drop-down menu labelled To and select the group you want to send your refernces to.
  6. Click on the Import button.

You will see a confirmation message that the references have been added to your EndNote Web account,


December 12, 2008

ASCE Research Library

If you want to take records from the ASCE Research Library and put them into your EndNote Web account, here's how to do it

Stage One: saving the references in ASCE Research Library

  1. Do your search as normal.
  2. Tick the box to the left of the references you want to keep,
  3. From the drop-down menu labelled Article Options (just above the list of results), select EndNote (Generic)
  4. Click the Go button.
  5. Save the file as normal.

Stage Two: importing the references into your EndNote Web account

  1. Log into your EndNote Web account.
  2. Click the Collect tab.
  3. Click Import References.
  4. Click on the Browse button and find the file you have just saved.
  5. From the Filters drop down menu, select the option Endnote Import.
  6. From the To drop down menu, select the group you want to send the references to.
  7. Click the Import button.

December 08, 2008

Entering a Company Name in EndNote Web

If you have to enter a reference to a company (for example, if you are referencing an annual report), you need to be a little careful how you type it in the Author box.

For example, let's assume you want to add a reference to the American Marketing Company, Inc.

If you type American Marketing Company, Inc as the author, Endnote Web will treat the Inc as the author's first name, so in your bibliography, it will be listed as American Marketing Company, I.

The solution? Easy! Just put an extra comma in the author name. So, you need to type it as American Marketing Company,, Inc. or American Marketing Company, Inc.,

This will make sure it displays properly in your bibliography.


December 02, 2008

FIAF Plus: importing references into EndNote Web

If you want to import references from FIAF Plus into your EndNote Web account, here's how to do it.

Stage One: saving references in FIAF Plus

  1. Do your search as normal.
  2. Mark the reference you want to keep by ticking the box “Add to marked list”.
  3. Click on the Marked List link towards the top right of the screen.
  4. Click Download.
  5. Choose the third Download option: Download in a format compatible with ProcCite, EndNote etc.
  6. Save the file as normal when prompted.

Stage Two: importing references into EndNote Web

  1. In EndNote Web, click on the Collect tab.
  2. Click on Import References.
  3. Click on the Browse button and find the file you have just saved in FIAF.
  4. Click on the Filter drop-down menu and select RefMan RIS.
  5. Click on the To drop-down menu and select the group that you want the references to be sent to.
  6. Click on the Import button.

Thanks to Richard Perkins, Film Studies Librarian, for this information.


November 25, 2008

Highwire Press – importing references into EndNote Web

If you use Highwire Press to search for journal articles, you can import these into your EndNote Web account. Here's how to do it.

Stage One: saving the references in Highwire

  1. Do your search as normal.
  2. Mark the references you want to add to your EndNote Web account by ticking the box to the left of the item.
  3. Go to the For checked items box at the top or bottom of the screen and select the option download to citation manager and click the Go button.
  4. In the box at the top of the screen, click download citations to Citation Manager.
  5. Click on the EndNote option and save the file as normal.

Stage Two: importing the references into EndNote Web

  1. Log in to your EndNote Web account.
  2. Click on the Collect tab.
  3. Click on Import References.
  4. Click the Browse button and find the file you have just saved.
  5. From the Filter drop-down menu, select EndNote Import.
  6. Choose the Group you want to add the references to and click the Import button.

November 13, 2008

NBER Working Papers: Importing references

If you want to import references from the NBER Working Papers database, you can only do it one reference at a time. Here's how to do it:

Stage One: Saving a reference in NBER Working Papers

  1. Do your search as normal.
  2. Click on the item you want to add to your EndNote Web account to display it.
  3. At the bottom of the screen is the text Machine readable bibliographic record. Select RIS from here.
  4. Click on File and Save As... in your web browser window and save the file.

Stage Two: importing the references into EndNote Web

  1. Click on the Collect tab.
  2. Click the Import References option.
  3. Click the Browse button to find the file you have just saved.
  4. From the Filter drop-down menu, select RefMan RIS.
  5. Select the Group you would like to add this reference to and click the Import button.

Your references will be added to your EndNote Web account.


November 10, 2008

EI Engineering Village 2/Compendex: importing references

If you want to import references from EI Engineering Village 2/Compendex, here's how to do it.

Stage One: saving your references

  1. Search the database as normal.
  2. Mark the references you want to add to your EndNote Web account by ticking the references to the left of the item.
  3. Click on the blue Download button towards the top of the screen.
  4. Select the option RIS, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager.
  5. Click on the Download button and save the file as normal.

Stage Two: importing the references into EndNote Web

  1. Click on the Collect tab.
  2. Click the Import References option.
  3. Click the Browse button to find the file you have just saved.
  4. From the Filter drop-down menu, select RefMan RIS.
  5. Select the Group you would like to add these references to and click the Import button.

Your references will be added to your EndNote Web account.


October 29, 2008

Importing references from Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

If you want to import references from the Worldwide Political Science Abstracts database, here's how to do it:

Stage One: Saving the References in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

  1. Do your search as normal.
  2. Mark the references you want to add to your EndNote Web account by ticking the box to the left of each one.
  3. Click on the Save, Print, Email link at the top of the screen.
  4. Click on the Save button towards the bottom of the next screen.
  5. Save the file as normal, making sure the File Type is set to Text doccument.

Stage Two: Importing the references into EndNote Web

  1. Click on the Collect tab.
  2. Click on Import References
  3. Click on the Browse button and select the file you have just saved.
  4. Click on the Filter drop-down menu and select Worldwide Pol Sci Abs (CSA).
  5. Click on the Import button. Your references will be added to your EndNote Web account.

Please note: the term "vol" will appear after the journal title. You will to manually remove this from each reference.


October 23, 2008

Clearing the stored information in your web browser

Very often, if you get an error message, or are unable to log to your EndNote Web account, this is because your computer has stored an old version of the webpage you are trying to look at, and is using that instead of the latest version.

The way to solve this problem is often just to clear the cache (stored pages) in your web browser. Here's how to do it for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

Internet Explorer Users:

  1. Click on the Tools option in the menu bar at the top of the Internet Explorer screen.
  2. Click on Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Delete Cookies button and wait for it to finish.
  4. Click on the Delete Files button and wait for it to finish.
  5. Click on OK.

Firefox Users:

  1. Click on the Tools option in the menu bar at the top of the Firefox screen.
  2. Click on Clear Private Data.
  3. Click on the Clear Private Data button and wait for it to finish.

Google Chrome Users:

  1. Click on the Spanner button (Customise and control Google Chrome) in the top right hand corner of the screen.
  2. Click on Clear browsing data
  3. Tick all the boxes and click the Clear Browsing Data button.

October 20, 2008

Search the Library Catalogue directly from within EndNote Web

Did you know you can now search the Library Catalogue from within EndNote Web, making it easier to add references to books held by the Library?

    1. Click on the Collect tab.
    2. Click on the Online search tab.
    3. From the list, select the option U Warwick.
    4. Click the Connect button.
    5. Type a word to search for into the box (e.g. an author name or subject).
    6. Decide whether you want to Retrieve all records or Select a range of records to retrieve
    7. Click the Search button.
    8. Click the Retrieve button to view the items found or view the retrieved records (depending on the option you have chosen in Step 7).


    Note: at this point, the references have not been added to your EndNote Web account.

      1. Review the items in the list and mark the ones you want to keep by ticking the box to the left of each reference.
      2. In the Add to group drop down menu at the top of the screen, choose the group (or folder) you would like to add this references to.
      3. Once you have selected the group, the references will be added to the Group you selected and you can use them as normal. A tick appears next to any references you have copied to your account

      For an alternative method of how to add references from the Library Catalogue to your EndNote Web account, please see the blog entry for Importing references from the Library Catalogue


      October 16, 2008

      Is Word 2007 compatible with EndNote Web?

      The short answer is Yes - Word 2007 is compatible with EndNote Web. You may find it comes up with a few error messages, but if you click OK in response to these, EndNote Web will work perfectly.

      Because of the way the new version of Word works, you no longer have the EndNote Web Toolbar. Instead, you have an extra tab called EndNote Web, which gives you access to all the functions which used to be on the toolbar.


      October 14, 2008

      Project Muse: importing references into EndNote Web

      If you want to import references from Project Muse into your EndNote Web account, here's how to do it.

      Stage One: saving references in Project Muse

      1. Do your search as normal.
      2. Mark the references you want to keep by ticking the box to the left hand side.
      3. Click on the Save Marked Results button towards the top of the screen. A message confirms the references have been saved.
      4. Click on the orange View Saved Results button on the right hand side of the screen.
      5. In the grey bar marked Export marked results to: select EndNote.
      6. Click on the Export button.
      7. Save the file as normal when prompted.

      Stage Two: importing references into EndNote Web

      1. In EndNote Web, click on the Collect tab.
      2. Click on Import References.
      3. Click on the Browse button and find the file you have just saved in Project Muse.
      4. Click on the Filter drop-down menu and select RefMan RIS.
      5. Click on the To drop-down menu to select the group where you want the references stored.
      6. Click on the Import button.

      October 09, 2008

      EndNote Web, LaTeX and BibTeX

      A number of people have asked whether EndNote Web is compatible with LaTeX and BibTeX. The answer is yes, and you will find some very helpful guides here

      Note: The guides on these pages refere to the full EndNote Desktop version of the software, rather than specifically to EndNote Web. However, much of the advice can still be used in EndNote Web.