Thursday, May 28, 2009

EndNote Redux

Because I know you were all anxiously awaiting the news about EndNote X2...
(in case you're thinking, "what? what in the world is EndNote and why should I care?", see the blog posting for Monday, May 18th)

EndNote X2 is finally here! You can download the newest version of EndNote by going to the ETS site here: http://www.uvm.edu/ets/software. Improvements in this newest version include: better integration with EndNote Web; a "find full text" feature that connects you to your library's holdings and downloads the pdf's/full text of your articles into your EndNote library; fancier grouping capabilities.

One caveat: EndNote says, "EndNote has created a patch for EndNote X2 that fixes some of the software’s reported problems. Perhaps the most important new feature addresses what to many has been X2's annoying way of importing online search results automatically into an EndNote library. When you install the X2 patch EndNote will now offer three views within the program itself: one that automatically imports online results directly into your library; another that provides a temporary online view allowing you to chose which references to add to your library; and a general library view."

The solution? You can download the X2 software patch from the EndNote web site. http://www.endnote.com/support/ENX201_WinMac_updater.asp