EndNote Online is an online service that allows you to store, share and organize your citations so that you can access them from any computer. By installing the Microsoft Word plugin, you can access your references and automatically create your bibliography as you write your papers. EndNote online is provided free of charge to UTC students, faculty and staff.
Set up your EndNote online account:
The desktop version of EndNote helps you store and organize your research, download new references from library databases, create bibliographies using over 5,000 styles, use your references as you write, share with colleagues, and access and manage your research from anywhere by syncing with your EndNote online account. EndNote is provided free of charge to UTC students, faculty and staff.
The EndNote online account you set up through the UTC Library subscription is yours as long as you have a current UTC ID (and as long as we have an EndNote subscription for the campus). You will be asked occasionally to log in from campus or through the library website in order to verify that you are still a UTC student, staff or faculty. Once you are no longer an active student, staff or faculty at UTC, your EndNote online account should eventually revert to an EndNote Basic account which offers less storage space for attached files and fewer citation styles. You will also have the option of purchasing an individual subscription to the more robust type of EndNote online account.
It's entirely up to you; there's no right or wrong way to organize your files. However, it is usually recommended to have one library to make it easier to create bibliographies in Word. Just remember to back up your files regularly.
Unfortunately there's no way to do this automatically. But it's pretty easy to search for each article or book title using the Library Search Box and then use the Cite/Export link to export each reference to EndNote. For help and more information about how to do this, use the Ask a Librarian chat box this page.
Every database works a little differently. In general, you'll need to either use the database's direct export function, or save your search results to a text file and import it using the import filter for that database. The import filter includes the directions on how to import results into Endnote. There are step-by-step instructions for most UTC databases on this page.
Use Word commands to Insert the footnote then click on the EndNote menu and insert your citation.
Right-click the formatted citation and choose "Edit Citation" from the menu. Fill in the page numbers (including spaces and punctuation) in the "Pages" field, click OK, then reformat your bibliography.
In Word for Windows, bring up the EndNote menu. Click on the small arrow in the lower right corner of the Bibliography section of the EndNote menu. This will display the Configure Bibliography menu. Choose the Layout tab to change the line spacing.
In Word for Mac, choose Tools, EndNote, Configure Bibliography. Change the line spacing on the Layout tab.
You will need to modify the output style for that particular citation style:
- From EndNote, choose Edit ? Output Styles ? Open Style Manager.
- Highlight the style you want to edit and click the Edit button.
- Click on any of the choices in the menu on the left (edit options will appear on the right) and make your changes.
- Click File ? Save As and name your file.
Note: Be careful not to save the file as the original file name or you will overwrite the output style.