Fordham IT subscribes to the reference manager EndNote and provides it to the Fordham community for free. EndNote is embedded in the Microsoft Office software provided by the University and can be downloaded for use on your own computer. Fordham IT is prepared to provide technical assistance with EndNote issues.
EndNote has both a Online (aka Basic or Web) and DESKTOP component, allowing you to add resources to EndNote from any device and to sync content uploaded to the web to your desktop libraries. EndNote Desktop stores content locally and thus can be used without an internet connection.
EndNote libraries can be shared with other EndNote users. It is important to name your EndNote library with YOUR NAME Endnote Library (not My EndNote Library) in order to clearly identify it when sharing libraries or working on public computers.
EndNote allows researchers to upload documents, add annotations, import database subject headings and keywords, and tag references with your own unique terms.
EndNote Online has three plug-ins: one for capturing references from your browser window and one that links your online library to Microsoft Word. The EndNote Capture Reference plug-in will automatically extract and import basic citation information from pdf and/or web pages into your EndNote library. The EndNote Cite While You Write plug-in will insert references, format citations, and create bibliographies automatically while you write your papers in Word. The EndNote Kopernio plug-in will search the free web and your registered library holdings for full text online access to your source citations.
Please note which version of EndNote you are using; EndNote X9 is the most recent version.
When you upgrade to the newest version, currently X9, it is recommended that you sync your records to your online account (or a backup space) and remove the older version before installing the newer version.