Answered By: Dave
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2019     Views: 110

EndNote is on all the public computers in the three university libraries: 1) Darling Library's Ahmanson Technology Center, 2) the Marshburn Library, and 3) the Stamps Theological Library.

To find EndNote: after logging on to a public computer, in the bottom left hand corner, click once on the Windows icon, next under the letter E, click once on the EndNote folder, then click once on the EndNote icon. APU's current version is EndNote X9 (October 31, 2018).

After clicking the radio button next to "I accept the license agreement" and the Next button, the first screen/s that comes up will allow you to do three things:

  • Welcome to EndNote: set up an EndNote account so you can sync your library between the desktop, online ("in the cloud") and iPad versions of EndNote. Create for the first time or type in your known EndNote account credentials: E-mail Address and Password (this is a different username and password then your APU User Net ID and Password).
  • Share your library: invite "team members" (co-authors/co-students of assignments/manuscripts you're working on) to use the same set of references (EndNote's term for citations - author, title, journal, volume, pages, etc.), files (PDFs of articles) and notes. When sharing your library you can share the whole library or a "group" with a) read-only or b) read-and-write access). 
  • Maximize your time: other EndNote features such as 1) using the database Web of Science to get suggestions for where to submit a manuscript (this can be done in such features as Cite While You Write as well as something called EndNote desktop with Manuscript Matcher) and 2) create what EndNote calls Citation Report that provides data giving the impact and relevance of a group of references. 

You can decide on these prompts or skip and go directly to EndNote by clicking the x in the upper right corner of the window. To start a new MyEndNoteLibrary, click File in the upper left corner, then New Library

For more information, view the APU EndNote X9 Tutorial