EndNote for PC Users
How to download Endnote
Go to ASAP, click on the "Software Downloads" tab. Choose EndNote.
IMPORTANT! You must also download the licensing agreement located below the software download button.
The UTSA Libraries offer crash courses on EndNote software. Here are the times offered.
If these times won't work with your schedule, you may request a time.
Also, if you would like direct assistance, please contact Tyler Dunn or DeeAnn Green featured in the Profile Boxes on the right-hand side of this page.
A Note About Macs
While the instructions in this guide are based on the Windows 2007 operating system and how it interfaces with the EndNote program, Mac users also have access to all the features that EndNote has to offer.
Things will go more smoothly on a Mac if you use Firefox as your browser.
In order to use the "Cite While You Write" function, you will need to have Word for Mac or Pages '09 installed on your computer.
What is a Bibliographic Manager?
All bibliographic managers store bibliographic information in a database. (The bibliographic information is the stuff you find in any record from our catalog and can include author, title, publication year--pretty much anything that will help identify a work.) They can be web-based or local. The intent is to facilitate your research by allowing you to keep records of the information you have gathered. In fact, most systems allow the user to store PDFs and images within the record.
The most important thing in selecting the right bibliographic management tool is to compare their features and functionality and determine the best fit. Carefully consider the types of resources you use because some bibliographic managers only handle journal articles while others only manage books. Some handle any type of reference from poster presentations to monographic serials. If you collaborate, you might consider a resource that will allow you to share your library with colleagues. If you hate formatting in-text citations, you might consider a resource with cite while you write functionality.
These are other software options that have their plusses and minuses.