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Research Simplified Using EndNote

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This is the PowerPoint presentation for Friday’s workshop:

Faculty Research Simplified: EndNote Workshop

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Date: Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Time: 10 to 11 am

Location: Metro Writing Studio, Weiner Library

At this faculty-only workshop, Denise O’Shea, the University’s Systems Librarian, will reveal how to use EndNote (a powerful software program on all faculty laptops) for organizing, managing, and citing the information gathered during research. Learn how EndNote can do the work of formatting papers and bibliographies for you—and can even reformat your work for publication according to the various citation styles required by different journals. For more EndNote info go to:

No registration is required to attend.

Having Problems Installing EndNote?

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The University has a site license for EndNote.This means that all FDU faculty, staff and students may install EndNote for use at home and in the office. If, while installing the program, it asks for a product key, the extraction hasn’t worked properly; delete the .zip file and start over.

It is also possible that Endnote is prompting you for a product key because you are trying to install the program from within the zip file that you have downloaded. To install Endnote, you will need to extract all the files out of your zipped folder first.

How do I Install EndNote at Home?

Go to,, and select the appropriate link (faculty/staff or student)
Enter in your FDU WebMail account details
Select EndNote X1 for Windows link
At the File Download window choose the Save option
Take note of the location and click on the Save button
A Zip file will then be downloaded to your computer.
Once the download has completed, locate the Zip file on your computer, as you will need to extract the files first before you can commence installation. To do this, right click on the zip file and choose the Extract all option
Choose the Next option to start the extraction process. Then, select the Finish option to view files.

To commence installation, ensure that all other programs are closed.
Double click on: ENX1Inst.msi to start installation.
Note if a previous installation of EndNote is found in the same folder, you will be given the option to either back up or overwrite the older files. If you back up files, they are placed in a Backup folder in the installation folder.
Accept the Next prompt tp initiate the installation process.
At Select Installation Type: We recommend that you select Complete to make sure you install all options
At Select Destination: By default, EndNote is installed in the C:\Program Files\EndNote X1 folder. You can use the Browse button to change the folder selection if you wish.
Select the Finish option to close the installation program, or click Run to start EndNote.

For more information on EndNote, visit

I Downloaded EndNote — Now What!?

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EndNote LogoEndNote is a very powerful software program that helps you manage and format your citations and bibliographies. The FDU library has a site license that allows all faculty, staff and students to install and use this research tool. Have you been using EndNote and are puzzled by how to use the features that allow you to insert references into MS Word? Have you been pulling your hair out over formatting a journal submission? Do you want to be able to switch between different styles — say APA vs. MLA — on the fly? Then make sure that you sign-up for a free class on working with EndNote. The Writing Studio (Metropolitan campus), in conjunction with the FDU Library is offering a one hour class for faculty on Wednesday, November 5th from 4 – 5 pm. For more information, please visit:

EndNote Web Tips and FAQ

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EndNote Web

EndNote is a powerful software program, recommended by the University Library, that helps you organize and manage the information you gather while doing research. FDU has negotiated a site license for EndNote, which permits all members of the University to install and use the software both at work and at home. Visit the library website for more information about EndNote.

EndNote Web is the web-based version of the powerful EndNote program. With EndNote Web there is no software to install, maintain or update. Once you create your account, you may access your library of citations and references from any computer, anywhere in the world. EndNote Web also allows you to share your work with others. This can be especially useful with group projects or when you are collaborating with others on a paper. EndNote Web has many useful features, including:

  • Integration with MS Word. This makes formatting your citations in MLA, APA and hundreds of other formats a breeze.
  • Plug-ins for Internet Explorer and Firefox which automate the process of gathering citations from the web.
  • And much more.

There are some excellent tutorials for learning how to work with EndNote Web available at:

EndNote Web FAQ

System Requirements

Question: What are the system requirements for EndNote Web?

Answer: Please see the EndNote Web system requirements.

Access to EndNote Web off-Campus

Question: I used to be able to access my Endnote Web library remotely but am no longer able to do so, I now get a message “Sorry, your roaming access has expired. What should I do?

Every time you log in to from an authorized FDU IP address (i.e., any computer connected to the network on campus) you receive a token that enables roaming access for one year. Access the web page and login to your account from a computer with an authorized IP address in order to reset your remote access for another year.

Direct Export from Online Databases and Websites to EndNote Web

Question: Can I Direct Export from websites to EndNote Web?

Answer: Beginning with Endnote Web 2.3, it is possible to Direct Export from certain websites to EndNote Web in Firefox.

To turn the feature on, you would need to install the latest EndNote Web Firefox plug-in. Use the following steps:

  1. Making sure you are logged into the EndNote Web site in a Web browser, click the Download Installers link at the bottom of any page.
  2. Follow instructions to launch the installation program.
  3. If prompted, select whether or not you would like EndNote Web to import direct export files from data provider web sites. Do not select EndNote Web if you wish to continue exporting references directly to EndNote, Reference Manager, or ProCite.
  4. Restart the browser.

After restarting the browser, you can turn Direct export on and off by going to Tools, Add-ons, selecting EndNote Web and choosing “Options”. You can check (or uncheck) a box here that reads “Redirect the following MIME types for direct export files to open with EndNote Web:” .ciw .ris .ovd .enw.

Working with MS Word and Internet Explorer

Question: What are the system requirements for EndNote Web?

Answer: Use the EndNote Web Plug-in to insert references, and format citations and bibliographies automatically while you write your papers in Word. The EndNote Web Plug-in also allows you to save online references to your library in Internet Explorer for Windows. To turn this feature on, make sure you are logged into the EndNote Web site in a Web browser, click the Download Installers link at the bottom of any page. Follow the instructions listed above.

Access to the FDU Online Library (Databases, E-Books, E-Journals)

Question: Which databases can I access through Endnote Web?

Answer: Some of the connections provided through EndNote Web are free to the public, such as PubMed and the Library of Congress. Many other databases require a subscription, and FDU provides access to these third-party databases. It is best to access these databases via the FDU Online Library at Once you are in the database you may use the EndNote Web Browser Toolbar to add citations from the database to your EndNote Web library.

These FAQ were adapted from the full set of EndNote Web FAQ which can be found at:

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