How to Add DOIs to References?

Question:

When importing references from Google Scholar into my library, it didn’t load the DOI for any article/book.  The journal wants DOIs for every reference.  Can EndNote get these DOIs for me?  Is there an easy way to get the DOIs for my bibliography?

Answer:

The easier way to get DOIs or other missing information for your references in EndNote is to use the Find Reference Updates feature. Below are the steps to using that feature:

  • Open your EndNote library
  • Highlight the references for which you need DOIs
  • Under Reference menu, choose Find Reference Updates. It will match your records against those in PubMed. If a matching record is found, it will update your record with updates found in PubMed.

You may also find DOIs by searching PubMed directly from EndNote. References found from PubMed usually contain DOIs. You may keep this reference and delete the old one without DOI.

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There is a Problem Installing EndNote for Mac Running Sierra

Question: I downloaded EndNote from our University Libraries website to my MAC running Sierra. Why was I promoted to enter a product key when installing it.

Answer: It is a known issue that there is a problem installing EndNote for Mac running macOS Sierra. Our IT folks are working hard on resolving the issue. As soon as the problem is solved, I will post it here. So please visit back for updates. We are sorry for any inconvenience that was caused to you.

How to Share References with More Than 15 People in EndNote Online?

Question: Our research involves many people. Is it possible to share our references with more than 15 people using EndNote?

Answer: Yes. it is possible. Although EndNote desktop allows for only 15 people to share a library, EndNote online enables users to share a group of references with many more people. To use that feature, you need to create a personal group on the Manage My Groups page in your EndNote online account assuming you’ve already had one. If not, it is very easy to create one free at http://my.endnote.com.  To create a group for sharing references in EndNote Online, please follow the steps below:

  • Under the Organize tab, click Manage My Groups.
  • On the Manage My Groups page, click the blue New Group button.
  • In the pop-up window, type a name for the group in the textbox provided. Then click OK.

Once the group was created, you may start sharing by following the steps below:

  • Click Managing Sharing on the right to the group just created.
  • Click “Start sharing this group.”
  • In the pop-up window, you may start adding email addresses (separated by commas) of the people with whom you want to share the references.
  • You may choose Read Only or Read & Write permission for any of the added users. It is possible to give some users Read only access but Read & Write access to other users within the same group.
  • Users with Read & Write permission can edit or remove references from the shared group. However, they cannot delete the reference from your library if you initiated the sharing.
  • When more than one user is editing the same reference at the same time, whoever saves last will have the final edits.
  • File attachments cannot be shared among users in a group regardless of access privileges.

How to resolve the Word for Mac Error to enable CWYW?

May 22, 2015 – Yingting

Question: I am using MS Word 2011 for Mac (OS X10.9.5) to write my dissertation. I was able to cite before using EndNote X7.3, but now I can’t. Every time I try to cite a reference from my EndNote library, an error message occurs saying “Microsoft Word has encountered a problem and needs to close.” How to make it possible for me to cite again?

Answer: According to Microsoft support at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2693802, this can happen if:

  • Word preferences are corrupted.
  • The user account profile is corrupted.
  • Programs running in the background are interfering with Word for Mac.
  • Application files are corrupted.

In this case, very likely Word preferences are corrupted. To fix this problem, according to Jimmy from EndNote Technical Support, first you need to check if Visual Basic is functioning by following these steps:

  • Open a Word document, go to Tools ->Macros… Visual Basic editor.
  • If there is an error, Word needs to be reinstalled. If you get the Project window, then it is fine.

The next thing to check is to see if CWYW is added on. Follow the steps below to check this:

  • Open a Word document.
  • Under Word menu, choose “Preferences… ” (Note: if no document is open, Preferences will be grayed out.)
  • In Word Preferences, under Personal Settings, click on File Locations.
  • In the File locations window, click on Startup.
  • If it is blank in the path, then you need to navigate to the Applications.
  • In the Applications folder, locate Microsoft Office 2011, then go to Office -> Startup folder -> Word sub-folder ->EndNote CWYW 2011.bundle should be place in the path now.
  • Close word and then re-launch Word. Your CWYW add-on should be available now and you should be able to cite references.

How to Resolve “Error Message Bld 8311” in EndNote?

January 14, 2015 – by Peggy Dreker

Question: I recently tried to open an EndNote Library that I had previously been working on. When I tried to open the Library it gave me the Error Message “Bld 8311”. I am using EndNote Version X7.2.1. How can I get the Library to open?

Answer: The Error Message “Bld 8311” indicates that there is a corrupt attached pdf file in your Library. Many times this is an error on the publishers’ side; not the EndNote user or the program itself. There are two suggested steps to restore the Library; Back up and Recover the Library.

There is also another option that may help that is outlined at the bottom of this post.

The two suggested steps come from EndNote: (Read more….)

How to Open a Shared Library?

December 19, 2014 – Yingting

When someone shares a library with you, you will receive an email stating that “XXX would like to share an EndNote Library with you. By accepting this invitation, you will be able to access all of the references, PDFs, file attachments, and notes in this shared library from your own EndNote X7 desktop application. To accept this invitation and access XXX’s library, you must have the latest version of EndNote X7 (EndNote X7.2) installed.” Clicking the Accept button will prompt you to either log in your EndNote online library or create an EndNote online account if you don’t have one. After that you should follow these steps to open and use the shared library:

  • Connect your EndNote Online account to your desktop version of EndNote X7.
  • In your EndNote Desktop, under the Preferences menu, select Sync on the left. Then enter the EndNote Account Credentials (email address and password) in the two boxes on the right
  • Once connected, go to the File menu and choose Open Shared Library…
  • You can now not only read but also edit the shared library by adding or removing references, annotating the PDFs, etc., even if the other shared people are using it at the same time.
  • Just to remember that as a shared person, you can only access this library from your desktop. However, the person who shared the library has access to this library on his or her desktop, online, or on iPad.

How to Share Your EndNote Library

December 5, 2014 – Yingting

Starting with EndNote X7, users can share a library with up to 14 people for research collaboration. Anyone who has EndNote X7 can share a library regardless of where s/he is.

To share a library, you need to

  • Register for an account in EndNote Online at: http://my.endnote.com or http://myendnoteweb.com.
  • Sync your desktop library with your online library first.
  • Then in EndNote desktop, go to File and then Share …
  • Enter the email addresses of people you would like to invite to access your library.

You can include anyone who is using EndNote X7 up to 14 people, plus yourself. Your whole library can be shared including references, PDFs, and annotations. All the shared people can read, add references to, and edit the library at the same time. There’s no library size limit and no cloud storage limit.

Please keep in mind that you can share only ONE library from your Windows or Mac desktop. However, you can be shared with unlimited number of libraries by others. You can access the shared library only from your desktop though.

Because of the fact that sharing relies on the EndNote sync feature, all users accessing the library must have an EndNote online account connected with their desktop version of EndNote X7.

You may stop sharing your library at any time. To stop sharing, you can remove the name by going to File > Share in your desktop version and clicking on the gear icon.

If you have any question on how to share your library, please feel free to contact us.