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September 25, 2008

Importing references from Google Scholar

If you use Google Scholar as part of your research, it is possible to import references into your EndNote Web account, although this has to be done separately for each individual reference you want to keep.

Setting up Google Scholar for EndNote Web

Before you can save references from Google Scholar, you need to do the following:

  1. Go to Google Scholar.
  2. Click on Scholar Preferences (to the right of the Search box).
  3. In the Bibliography Manager section at the bottom of the screen, select EndNote from the drop down menu labelled Show links to import citations into.
  4. Click the Save Preferences button.

You should not need to do this process each time you want to save references from Google Scholar.

Saving references in Google Scholar

  1. Do your search as normal.
  2. Beneath the information for the item, click the link Import to EndNote.
  3. Save the file as normal. Make sure the File Type is set to EndNote Import File.

Importing references into EndNote Web

  1. Log-in to your EndNote Web account.
  2. Click on the Collect tab.
  3. Click the Import References link.
  4. From the Filter drop-down menu, select EndNote Import.
  5. From the To drop-down menu, select the group that ypu want to send  the reference to.
  6. Click the Import button. Your reference will be added to your EndNote Web account.

September 22, 2008

Importing references from InformaWorld

If you want to import references from the InformaWorld collection or any Taylor & Francis journal, here's how to do it.

Stage 1: Saving references in InformaWorld

Note: If you have Zotero installed on your computer, you may need to disable it before carrying out Stage 1, otherwise these instructions may not work. Click here for information on how to disable Zotero.

  1. Do your search as normal.
  2. Mark the references you want to keep by ticking the box to the left of the title.
  3. Go to the drop down menu labelled Choose an Action  (in the grey bar at the top of the screen) and select Download Citation.
  4. Click the Go button.
  5. On the next screen, from the drop-down menu labelled Choose a Format, select EndNote Direct Export.
  6. From the section labelled Choose Delivery Method, select Download file.
  7. Click on the Go button.
  8. A standard Save box appears. give the file a name and save it as normal. Make sure the Save as box is set to ENW File.

Stage 2: Importing your references into EndNote Web

  1. Log in to your EndNote Web account as normal.
  2. Click on the Collect tab.
  3. Click on the Import References option.
  4. Click on the Browse button and find the file you have just saved.
  5. Click on the Filter drop down menu and select EndNote Import.
  6. Click on the To drop down menu and select the group where you want the references sent to.
  7. Click the Import button.

September 03, 2008

Using Keywords to identify references with a common theme

If you want to be able to find lots of references which all have the same theme quickly and easily, you can add your own keywords to identify them.

For example, if you quickly want to be able to identify all the references that are to do with macroeconomics, you can type Macroeconomics in the Research Notes field in the Endnote Web record for individual references. When you want to find all the references to do with macroeconomics, simply type this into the Quick Search box in EndNote Web or into the Find Citation(s) box in the EndNote Web toolbar in Word.

The Research Notes field can also be used to add your own comments or notes on a particular reference.


September 02, 2008

Temporarily disabling Zotero

If you have both EndNote Web and Zotero (a free, web-based reference management programme) running on your computer, you might sometimes find that when you try and download a file for EndNote Web, Zotero intercepts it instead. If this happens, you may need to temporarily disable the Zotero plug in. Follow these instructions to do this:

Firefox Users

  1. Click on the Tools menu.
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. Find the entry for Zotero and click the Disable button.
  4. Close down the Add-ons window.

Note: you may need to restart your browser before these changes take effect.


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