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4th Year Dentistry Essentials: EndNote

Important information

It is highly recommended that all students upgrade the EndNote program to EndNote 21EndNote 21 was not available at the time of the workshop however, with EndNote 21 you will be able to access the new EndNote Web which is the newest online version of EndNote (different to EndNote Online).  You will need this in order to share your library to other members of the group.

For those students who were able to share libraries through the older version of EndNote 20 with EndNote Online, it is still recommended to upgrade to EndNote 21 (with the new EndNote web), so that it works for all members of the group. 

Note: The licence for the older EndNote online may expire before your group finishes the research/systematic review therefore, it is best to upgrade to EndNote 21 now.

Getting EndNote

Download

Download EndNote

Use your JCU login and password to download EndNote for free using the JCU license. You should use the latest version if possible
If you have problems logging into the download site try using another browser or clear your browser cookies, cache and history.

Installing EndNote

To install EndNote - Windows

  1. Close all Office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) or the Word plug-in will not install correctly.
  2. Uninstall any previous versions of EndNote from your computer. This will not affect your saved EndNote library (but we do recommend saving a back-up copy of your library just in case). 
  3. Click on the Download EndNote link.
    • Login to the Download EndNote site.
    • Click Register in the left menu. Agree to the conditions and wait for the email to confirm registration.
    • Once registration is confirmed click on Download in the left menu. Agree to the conditions and then choose the operating system Windows and version 21 and click download.
  4. In your Downloads folder double click on Endnote21.exe and say yes when prompted if you want to install the software. 
  5. A black command window will open; leave the window open as it will close automatically when the software is fully installed.
  6. You should now be able to find EndNote in the Start>Programs menu. If you cannot locate it go to the EndNote application folder on your computer and click on EndNote.exe. This  will probably be at This PC > C: > Program Files (x86) > EndNote 21 > EndNote.exe

To install EndNote - Mac

  1. Close all Office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) or the Word plug-in will not install correctly.
  2. Uninstall any previous versions of EndNote from your computer. This will not affect your saved EndNote library (but we do recommend saving a back-up copy of your library just in case). 
  3. Click on the Download EndNote link OR come in to the library to borrow a USB with the program on it from the Library Services Desk.
    • Login to the Download EndNote site.
    • Click Register in the left menu. Agree to the conditions and wait for the email to confirm registration.
    • Once registration is confirmed click on Download in the left menu. Agree to the conditions and then choose the operating system Mac and version 21 and click download.
  4. Click on EndNote21.pkg in your Downloads folder
  5. Click on the Installer icon at the bottom of your screen and follow the prompts.

If you get the following message:

“EndNote20.pkg” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information.

Click OK to close the message

  1. Click on the Apple Icon (top left) > System Preferences > Security & Privacy General tab > Make sure that ‘App Store and identified developers’ is ticked Open Anyway
  2. If you get the same error message, click Open
  3. Click on the Installer icon at the bottom or go to Downloads again and click on EndNote20.pkg again

Getting started with EndNote X20 - Interactive tutorials from JCU

If you are using your own computer, make sure you have the latest versions of Word and EndNote installed. JCU computers will already have them installed.

 

Below is a suite of short tutorials that have been developed using EndNote 20.  The content in the videos remains current for the functionality of using EndNote 21.

 

Getting started with EndNote - Interactive tutorials from JCU

Using EndNote to manage your PRISMA Flow Diagram

Using EndNote to manage PRISMA flowcharts

Endnote can be used to manage your references and PRISMA flow chart for your review.

In these instructions you will learn how to:

  • Use group sets and groups
  • Add labels to records in bulk
  • Sort records using labels

You can choose to watch the video below or follow written instructions. The Word document contains written instructions and short GIF clips. The PDF document contains written instructions and simple pictures.

Note: The examples used in these documents are for health searches, however the procedure is the same for all disciplines.

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