All entries for October 2008

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.


      October 06, 2008

      ACM Digital Library: importing references

      To import references from the ACM Digital Library, you need to follow the steps below.

      Note: when importing from the ACM Digital Library, you can only save one reference at a time and the abstract will not be added to your EndNote Web account.

      Stage 1: Saving references from the ACM Digital Library

      1. Click on the title of the references you want to save.
      2. Under the Tools and Actions section, select EndNote as the Display Format.
      3. When prompted, select Save to Fileand then save the file as normal.

      Stage 2: importing references into EndNote Web

      1. Click on the Collect tab, then select Import References.
      2. Click on the Browse button and find the file you have just saved.
      3. From the Filters drop-down menu, select EndNote Format.
      4. From the To drop-down mene, select the group you want the reference sent to.
      5. Click the Import button.

      October 01, 2008

      Editing references for Datamonitor reports from Business Source Premier

      If you use Business Source Premier to search for Datamonitor reports, it is possible to add these to your EndNote Web account using the instructions on importing references from Business Source Premier.

      However, you may find that the references do not format correctly in your final bibliography and you will need to edit them to make them display properly. Here's how to do it.

      1. Find the reference to the Datamonitor report you want to edit (you can use the Quick Search box to help find this)
      2. Click on the title of the record.
      3. On the next screen, make any amendments to the record by clicking in the appropriate box.
      4. Make sure that theReference Type is set to Report
      5. Click in the Author box and type Datamonitor followed by a comma e.g. Datamonitor,
      6. Click in the Year box and type the year the report was published (you can usually find this on the first page of the report)
      7. Click in the City box and type London
      8. Click in the Publisher box and type Datamonitor
      9. Click on the Save button at the top of the screen.

      Your reference should now appear correctly when  you add it to your reference list or bibliography.


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