EndNote X7.5.1 for MAC Is Now Available

March 2, 2016 – Yingting

For Rutgers RBHS users, if you are using EndNote on a MAC, please upgrade your EndNote from X7.4 to X7.5.1 so that it will be compatible with MS Word 2016 for MAC. To upgrade, please follow the steps below:

  • In EndNote X7.4 for MAC, under the EndNote X7 menu, choose “Check for Updates …”
  • Follow the instructions to install the latest version EndNote X7.5.1.1.

Should you have any questions, please contact your campus librarians for help.



EndNote X7.3 Now Available

April 22, 2015 – Yingting Zhang

The latest update to EndNote X7 was just released early this month. EndNote X7.3 provides improvements to Cite While You Write, library sharing, Groups, Sync, and Reference Manager database conversion. To install the update, for Mac OS X, in EndNote X7, under the EndNote menu, choose “Check for Updates”. For Windows, in EndNote X7, under the Help menu, choose “Check for Updates…”. If you have any questions, please contact your campus librarians for help.

EndNote X7.1 Is Available

This year instead of rolling out a new version, EndNote just released an update v. X7.1 which allows users to:

  • Sync Smart and Combined Groups across desktops.
  • Use an expanded set of tools to annotate PDFs.
  • Navigate through full text attachments with added PDF link navigation.
  • Take advantage of improvements to Find Full Text and DOI matching during PDF import.
  • Spot Quick Search keywords in search results.
  • Save references from additional online Capture sources including: ERIC database, Wikipedia, WorldCat OCLC, DSpace, and more. (Available in EndNote online)

For more information, visit http://endnote.com/release-updates

Why am I not able to import a PDF article with a DOI?

March 11, 2014 – Yingting

Question: I understand that if a PDF article has a DOI number I should be able to import it into my EndNote library. However I have problems importing an article with this DOI # – “DOI: 10.1126/science.1243490”. Do you know why I am not able to?

Answer: Generally speaking, for an article in PDF embedded with a valid DOI, you should be able to import it into your EndNote library with complete bibliographic information. However, for PDF articles that are scanned or have no DOI or an incorrect DOI, you will not be able to get the bibliographic information for them. All you get will be just the PDF article attached to a blank record. How do you know if the DOI is correct or not? You have two ways to verify the DOI.

Option 1:

1)    In EndNote under the Tools menu, click “Online Search…”

2)    That will open “Choose a Connection” box. Highlight or search for “CrossRef” and then click the Choose button.

3)    That will allow you to search CrossRef in EndNote. Enter the DOI in the search box.

4)    If it matches a DOI in CrossRef, the bibliographic record that matches the DOI will be retrieved. You can then save it in your EndNote library. If it does not match, that means your DOI you is not correct.

NOTE: When you enter the DOI, use lower case “doi” and leave no space in the doi. For example, if you enter your above doi as “DOI: 10.1126/science.1243490” as shown in your question, you will not be able to find a matching one, because DOI is in upper case and there is a space after “:”. You should enter “doi:10.1126/science.1243490” and a matching record will be retrieved.

Option 2:

1)    Go to http://crossref.org.

2)    Enter the DOI in the box to search.

3)    If it matches a DOI in CrossRef, the citation with the matching DOI will be displayed in CrossRef. Otherwise, a list of possibly relevant citations will be displayed.

NOTE: Enter lower case “doi” and leave no space in the doi, e.g. doi:10.1126/science.1243490.

Hope this helps.

URL for Users to Authenticate in EndNote to Find Fulltext with RUL’s “Get it @ R”

Updated, December 12, 2016; December 10, 2015; Originally posted on November 26, 2013

NOTE: We were just informed that EBSCO’s openURL link resolver is, by design, not supported by the EndNote software, as requested by EBSCO. RU users, please use the other linkout services in EndNote X8 to find fulltext by following the steps below for now:

  • Go to “Edit > Preferences > Find Full Text”
  • Click to check in the boxes next to Web of Science Full Text Links, DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and PubMed Linkout (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  • Click Apply and OK.

Once these preferences are set, you should be able to find fulltext via these linkout services.

Once EBSCO’s link resolver is enabled to search for Fulltext in EndNote, it will be announced here as soon as possible. Should you have any question regarding the “Find Fulltext” feature, please do not hesitate to contact your campus librarians for help.


EndNote X7 for MAC Now Available for RWJ & Smith Libraries Users to Download

EncNote X7 for MAC is now available for RWJ Library and the Smith Library users to download. Please click here to download it to your Mac computer. If you have any problem downloading the program, please contact your librarians for help.

EndNote X7 for Windows Now Available for RWJ and Smith Library Users to Download

Updated June 30, 2013 – Yingting

EncNote X7 for Windows is now available for RWJ and Smith Library users to download at http://libraries.rbhs.rutgers.edu/endnote/

What’s New in EndNote X7? *

  • Update and synchronize the references in EndNote desktop and web by the click of a button. Maintain and synchronize the references in your desktop library with the references in your web library even across multiple computers.
  • Set your preferences to create clear, organized, and easily searchable names for your PDF documents as you import themby defining your settings in PDF Han-dling preferences.
  • Add citations and reference lists to your Microsoft PowerPoint slides.
  • Add subheadings to your bibliography in Microsoft Word using your own catego-ries or predefined by reference type in an output style–great for distinguishing primary and secondary sources.
  • Better organize your research materials by using new reference types such as In-terview, Podcast, Conference Paper, and Press Release.
  • Reorder column headings in the Library reference list by using drag-anddrop and customize which columns display with just a right-click.
  • Use improved Sync that occurs in the background so that your work is continu-ously backed up and always available online and on your iPad.
  • Quickly identify groups online from within your desktop library.
  • Use new options to control the ratings and read/unread field display.
  • Copy the record number to another field in a reference using the Copy feature from the Change\Move\Copy Fields command.
  • Review program updates automatically.

Should you need help or have any question, please contact your librarians for help.

(* From EndNote X7 Getting Started Guide: http://endnote.com/training/mats/enuserguide/eng/endnote7/enguide-chpt1.pdf)