Friday, 8 August 2008

EndNote Web

What is EndNote Web?

EndNote Web is a free product available to Bournemouth University staff and students as part of our subscription to Thompson Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge.

EndNote Web is a service designed to help students and researchers through the process of writing a research paper. Use EndNote Web to organise references for citing in papers, as a companion to the full desktop version of EndNote, and to store references between ISI Web of Knowledge search sessions.

EndNote Web has fewer features than the full desktop version of EndNote, but allows you to transfer references between the two versions and to share references with other researchers.

How do I get an EndNote Web Account?

To create an EndNote Web account you first need to have an ATHENS Personal Account. Click on Sign-up for an Account and complete the registration form. Register for EndNote Web by going to ISI Web of Knowledge and clicking on the EndNote Web Link or going direct to www.myendnoteweb.com. Depending on whether you are on or off campus, you may be asked to enter your ATHENS Personal Account.

Once you have registered you can access EndNote Web directly or via the Web of Knowledge. You may be asked for your ATHENS Personal Account.

Why would I use EndNote Web?

Use EndNote Web when you cannot access a university computer. Please note that the Bournemouth University Site Licence for the full desktop version of EndNote software does not entitle you to a free copy for your personal laptop or desktop computer.

Organise EndNote Web references into Groups for easier management and share EndNote Groups over the web with other EndNote Web users.

Use the Cite While You Write Plug-in to insert references, and format citations and bibliographies automatically while you write your papers in Microsoft Word. The plug-in also allows you to save online references to your library in Internet Explorer. EndNote Web also offers a plug-in to install a toolbar for Firefox. Please note that you will not be able to load the Plug-in if you do not have Administrative access to your computer.

EndNote Web does allow Importing, Exporting and Formating references - including the Bournemouth University Harvard Style, and Remote Searching of catalogues and some databases.

EndNote Web works with ISI Web of Knowledge [WOK] to allow you to Export references directly to EndNote Web and link back directly to individual records in WOK.


Are there any disadvantages?


EndNote Web can be slow to use compared to the desktop version, search facilities are limited and to be effective its important to synchronise databases in both versions to have access to your references at all times. For more information and help contact Matt Holland or Emma Crowley.


Links

EndNote Web Help

Quick Reference Guide

Online Tutorials

More about transferring databases from EndNote to EndNote Web

Thompson Reuters publish White Paper on Using Bibliometrics

The White Paper Using Bibliometrics: a Guide to Evaluating Research Performance with Citation Data is published by Thompson Reuters. To receive a copy you have to register on their website and it is sent to you by e-mail as a .pdf

It's a marketing exercise to promote Thomson Reuters products, but that accepted, presents a clear, well structured and short - 12 pages - guide to bibliometrics. The White Paper covers why we might want to evaluate research, who are the key stakeholders, types of data and a description of each measure. For those familiar with the field this is nothing new. For those who aren't this is a quick introduction.

The paper concludes with a short discussion on the misuse of Journal Impact Factors JIF's - produced by Thompson Reuters Journal Citation Reports - principly their use as "a surrogate for a more carefully derived direct measure of citation impact".

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

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Peer Review in the Dock

It is not often that a topic like Peer Review is covered in the media. This 30 minute documentary investigates this flawed process talking to leading experts. You can listen again on the BBC Radio 4 website, the title of the programme is Peer Review in the Dock.