Class: Introduction to EndNote X8

Dear Rutgers Users:

Are you tired of typing numerous and complicated bibliographic citations? If yes, you should come to this class to learn how to use EndNote to create “libraries” (reference databases),  import citations from databases into an EndNote library, and cite references while you write a paper, etc. For more information, please visit the EndNote page at There will be two identical sessions. You may just attend one of them. Audience: Rutgers users who are interested in EndNote. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.


Session 1:          Monday, April 16, 2018, 12:00 –  1:00pm, RWJ Library Computer Lab                                         (limited to 15 people)

Session 2:          Thursday, April 19, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00pm, LSM Electronic Classroom (3rd Floor)

Instructor:        Yingting Zhang, Research Services Librarian,



How to Search Medline via OvidSP from EndNote?


When I used EndNote to search Ovid Medline, I was asked to enter username and password. But my NetID did not work. What shall I do?


Searching Medline via OvidSP directly from EndNote is a little tricky. Unlike PubMed that is publicly accessible, Medline via OvidSP is restricted to subscribers. EndNote does not know who is a legitimate user. So you need to authenticate your computer first by accessing Medline and keep the window open or minimized (do not close it). Then open EndNote, choose Online Search Mode and more… When Choose a Connection box pops up, choose Medline (OvidSP) and hit the Choose button. Then a little login box appears, do not enter anything but just click OK. Now you should be able to search it directly. My advice is unless you are trying to find a specific reference, you should not use the EndNote direct search feature for a topic search. EndNote search engine is not designed to search Medline on OvidSP or other databases, rather its own libraries. Using a database’s native search engine would be much more effective in retrieving relevant references for a particular topic. If you must use the direct search feature, you may just search PubMed from EndNote.

New URL for EndNote Blog

For Rutgers researchers and librarians, the URL for the EndNote Blog has been changed to Please bookmark it, update your websites, research guides, handouts, and/or other places that you have embedded the EndNote Blog link. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

EndNote Class

This is to inform Rutgers researchers that the Graduate and Faculty Services team is again sponsoring two citation management workshops, this time focusing only on EndNote. Yingting Zhang will once again be presenting!

Using EndNote! Alexander Library, Pane Room, Wednesday, 3/1/17, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Using EndNote! Library of Science and Medicine, Conference Room, Wednesday, 3/8/17, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Citation Management Workshops for Rutgers New Brunswick Graduates and Faculty

Capture it! Citation Management Tools
Effective use of citation management software for bibliography building and creation is essential for improving your scholarly productivity. This workshop reviews features of EndNote and the New RefWorks and discusses strategies for managing your work.

Alexander Library

11/16/16, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., Pane Room

Library of Science and Medicine

11/17/16, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., LSM Conference Room

Please contact Karen Hartman at for more information.

EndNote X7.7 Update for Windows Just Released

According to Thomson Reuters, this release contains critical updates, optimizations and other improvements for:

  • Online Search and Find Full Text with PubMed via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Using short form, include the title field only when needed to disambiguate a citation
  • Cite While You Write, includes track changes and format multiple citations via EndNote online
  • Import PDFs
  • Other bug fixes and stability improvements

How to make the EndNote Toolbar Appear in Word for Mac?

Question: I just got a new Mac computer and installed EndNote X7.5 in my new Mac. But I do not see the EndNote add-on tool in Word. How can I make the tool available?

Answer: The simplest way to make the tools appear is to open EndNote, and go to the EndNote menu. Select “Customizer” from the EndNote menu. Check the box next to “Cite While You Write”. Click next until the Customizer is finished. Open a library. Then open Word and check the Tools menu for the EndNote submenu.

If the instructions above do not make the the add-on appear in the Tools menu, then follow the steps below:

  1. Close Word and EndNote.
  2. Open your hard drive and go to the following folder:
  3. EndNote X7: Applications:EndNote X7:Cite While You Write.
  4. Copy the file “EndNote CWYW Word 2011.bundle”.
  5. Go to the folder Applications > Microsoft Office 2011 > Office > Startup > Word, and then paste the file.
  6. Start EndNote and then start Word.