How Can I Get the APA 6th Style?

February 9, 2010 – Yingting  

Question: I would like to use the APA 6th style for my manscript, but it is not included in my EndNote program. How can I get it?

Answer: If you are using EndNote X3, all you need to do is to launch EndNote X3. Under the Help menu click on “EndNoteProgram Updates…”. See below for details:

Applying updates to EndNote X3

Then follow the directions to install the updates. Once the updates are applied, the APA 6th style should be added in your EndNote program. Note: The update to EndNote X3.0.1 is only available for Windows installations at this time! Should you have any question, please contact your campus librarians for help.

Installing EndNote X3 Import Filters

To speed up response times the latest version of EndNote does not include many of the filters needed to import references into EndNote X3 from several UMDNJ databases.  The UMDNJ Libraries have addressed this issue by putting together a package containing the missing filters for the relevant UMDNJ databases.  These filters need to be placed in EndNote X3 Filter’s folder before references can be imported from the affected databases.  Note that EndNote X1 and X2 are not affected. 

To download the package, go to the University Libraries’ EndNote Updates web page ( and click on the link labeled “Download the UMDNJ filter package” and save the package to your computer.   

 The filter package is downloaded to your computer as a “zip” file and needs to be extracted or “unzipped” after it is downloaded.  In Windows XP you extract the filters by right clicking on the “UMDfilters” folder that was downloaded to your compuer and selecting Extract All.  Follow the instructions to create a new “unzipped” “UMDfilters” folder that contains all of the Import filters. 

 Open the newly “unzipped” UMDfilters folder and highlight all the filters and move them to the “C:\Program Files\EndNote X3\Filters” folder.  In Windows XP you can do this by going to the Windows toolbar in the UMDfilters folder and using the Edit menu and Select All.  Once the filters are highlighted, go to the Edit menu again and select Move to Folder.  Navigate down to the “ProgramFiles/EndNote X3/Filters” folder and select Move.  The filters will be moved to this folder.  Once the filter has been saved to this location you will be able to import references from the relevant databases into EndNote X3.

How to Cite While You Write with Writer

September 1, 2009 – Yingting  

EndNote X3 for Windows is compatible with Writer which is an open source word processor. How to cite while you write with Writer? EndNote X3 Help provides step-by-step instructions as below:

To Cite While You Write with Writer:
  • Open the EndNote library or libraries that contain the references you wish to cite.
  • Start Writer and open the paper you are writing.
  • When you are ready to cite a source, position the cursor in the text where you would like to put the citation.
  • In Writer, go to the EndNote menu and select Find Citation(s).  An EndNote Find Citations dialog appears, which shows the previous search results.

Note: If this is the first time you have used the Find Citations dialog, it may be completely blank because there are no previous search results to display.

  • In the Find box, enter identifying text for EndNote to locate the appropriate reference. This could be an author’s last name, a year, a keyword, or any other combination of terms found in the reference.
  • Click Search and EndNote compares the identifying text to your EndNote references and then lists the matching reference(s).
  • Identify, highlight, and Insert the appropriate reference(s).
  • Go back to step 3 to insert the next citation, and continue citing references this way.

Note: Each time you insert a citation it is instantly formatted, and a bibliography is updated at the end of your document. When you are done inserting citations, your document is done!

  • If your citations are not automatically formatted, and a bibliography is not updated each time you insert a citation, go to the EndNote menu and select Format Bibliography.       A Format Bibliography dialog appears, where you can change, or simply verify, the style and layout of the bibliography. (You can Format Bibliography at any time in order to change the style or layout of your citations and bibliography.)

Note: The dialog lists the styles that are currently selected as your “favorites” in the Style Manager. If you need to choose a style that is not in the list, click Browse to locate it.

  • Click OK. EndNote scans your paper and, using the selected style, formats any temporary citations, reformats formatted citations, and appends a bibliography to the end of your paper.    Your paper is now ready for publication!

EndNote X3 Is Now Available for Download

EndNote X3 is now available for download for UMDNJ affiliated patrons.  Please go to this link to download the latest version of EndNote if you like.

EndNote X3 To Be Available for Download Soon!

The disk for EndNote X3 has arrived. EndNote X3 should be available for download for UMDNJ affiliated patrons very soon.  Please go to this link to download the program when it’s ready.

Here are some of the new features of EndNote X3:

  • Use Group Sets to better organize your EndNote  references.
  • Cite While You Write with the free Writer word processor.
  • Create a separate bibliography for each section in a single Microsoft Word document.
  • Faster startup – EndNote X3 installs the 100 most popular styles to make CWYW faster. You can easily select additional styles as needed.
  • More options for compressed libraries—define an entire library, a group, or selected references to compress—with or without file attachments.
  • Compare duplicate records side-by-side for easy review.
  • Access more online resources and publishing styles.