Friday, 8 August 2008

Sharing Databases with EndNote Web

Are you an EndNote user who wants to share Endnote libraries with colleagues? EndNote Web allows you to do this.

You will need an EndNote Web account and be able to create Groups of references within EndNote Web.

Depending on which version of EndNote you have, the following instructions explain how to transfer EndNote Libraries to EndNote web.

Version X


  1. Open the library in EndNote.

  2. In the Output Style drop-down list box in the Style Toolbar, click Select Another Style... to open the Output Style manager.

  3. Select "EndNote Export" and click the Choose button.

  4. Select Export from the File menu.

  5. In the Save As dialog, name the file in the File Name field and browse to the desired file location.

  6. Confirm the File Type is "Text File (*.txt)" in the File Format drop-down field.

  7. Click the Save button.

  8. In EndNote Web, follow the Import instructions using "EndNote Import" as the filter.



Note that if you are using your own computer, or a have Administrative Rights to your University computer. Open EndNote X and from the Help menu choose EndNote Programme Updates and follow instructions for updating version X to version X.0.2

Version X.0.2


  1. Open the library in EndNote.

  2. From the Tools menu select Transfer References.

  3. Add the details for you EndNote Web account in the Dialogue box.

  4. Clicking Next connect to your EndNote Web account.

  5. Select the option to transfer from Desktop to EndNote Web. You also have an option to transfer from EndNote Web to EndNote. Check that the right EndNote Library is selected.

  6. Start the transfer.



Version XI


  1. Open the library in EndNote.

  2. From the Tools menu select EndNote Web ....

  3. Add the details for you EndNote Web Account in the Dialogue box.

  4. Clicking Next connect to your EndNote Web account.

  5. Select the option to transfer from Desktop to EndNote Web. You also have an option to transfer from EndNote Web to EndNote. Check that the right EndNote Library is selected.

  6. Start the transfer.


Note that styled text is not supported in EndNote Web. References containing manually applied formatting to text will lose the formatting upon transfer to EndNote Web and when transferred back to EndNote on your desktop.

Links

Blog entry about EndNote Web

1 comment:

Matt Holland said...

If you are working off - campus this advice will be helpful if you are using a VPN.

1) ensure the staff member is not using a VPN (virtual private network) linked to BU remotely; and

2) delete cookies using the internet explorer settings. Once I did this I could transfer one from the other from the original site by clicking on tools and then EN web- then putting in the email and password in EN web (via Athens).