Using EndNote Web via ISI Web of Science
What does EndNote Web do?
EndNote Web allows you to create and store citations in thousands of different styles (e.g. APA, ASA, Chicago, MLA, etc.). You can either provide the citation information (author, title, publisher, etc.) by entering it manually into the software, or you can import citations from the Salem libraries' databases. Once you've entered your citations, they can easily be downloaded into your final, appropriately formatted bibliography.
EndNote Web makes it easy to alter citations or change them to a completely new style. If you download its Cite While You Write™ plug-in for Microsoft Word, it will also bring in your parenthetical citations as you write your papers. Another benefit? Since it is a Web-based tool, you can access your saved citations from any computer.
Here is another helpful "Quick Start" guide to EndNote Web (from UW-Madison's Steenbock Memorial Library)
A. New users must register with EndNote Web ON CAMPUS to use it on or off campus. Follow these steps:
1. Go to Salem's subscription to the ISI Web of Science database
2. (i) Choose the tab for "My Endnote Web"
(ii) Click on blue link for "Register"
(iii) Create your account by filling out all the required fields
(iv) PASSWORDS - must be 8 characters and meet
B. Registered users may login using either of the following methods:
(i) Select "Sign In" from the
ISI Web of Science database
(ii) Login directly via http://www.myendnoteweb.com/.
C. Login and start using EndNote Web
ISI Web of Knowledge citations may be imported directly into EndNote Web - use the feature.
Citations located from other databases may be imported into EndNote Web, but they must usually be saved as plain text (.txt) files prior to import - see: import formats.
You may also enter the citation information manually - choose the "New Reference" option.
Parenthetical (in-text) citations: Cite While You Write
Once you install* the "CWYW" plug-in for Microsoft Word, EndNote citations can be inserted into your papers, in correct parenthetical citation format, as you write. Use this guide [PDF] from Utah State U.'s Merrill-Cazier Library to get started.
*Please note that many campus computers, including those in the library, will not allow you to download this plug-in.
As easy as 1 - 2 - 3 -4:
1. Organize your citations within EndNote Web into appropriate folders for your different papers.
2. Choose the link to "Bibliography"
3. Select: (a) the relevant folder (b) desired output style [e.g. MLA, APA, etc.], and (c) file format [choose from HTML, Plain Text .txt, or Rich Text File .rtf] Example below:
4. Save / Print / Email to yourself -- EndNote Web will format the reference list per your specifications BUT be wary of its spacing!!! APA citations, for example, are not double-spaced appropriately.
As always, students are ultimately responsible for correct citation formats.