Did you know that EndNote X9 is now available at UNE for students and staff to download?
To support this new EndNote version, the Library has created a new subject guide, EndNote X9. Library EndNote workshops have also been updated to train on the new version.
What is EndNote X9?
For those of you not familiar, EndNote is bibliographic referencing software. It allows you to put together a library of references, and then insert these references into your Microsoft Word document (for example, a thesis or assignment). There are also other similar applications that can do this, for example, Zotero, and Mendeley. With EndNote X9, UNE has purchased a site license to make EndNote X9 freely available for all our UNE students and staff to download.
What’s new with X9?
EndNote X9 boasts some improvements and new features, especially for researchers, including:
- New reference types are now available: Discussion forum, Multimedia application, Social media and Television episode;
- An increased research focus with further Web of Science (WoS) integration; for example, Manuscript matcher (to get suggestions on which WoS-indexed journal to potentially publish in) has been improved!
- Improved capabilities for collaborating/sharing your EndNote Library with colleagues (for example, increased control/permissions when sharing)!
See the EndNote X9 subject guide’s page ‘X9: what’s new!’ for more information!
Should I get X9?
If you are already using a previous EndNote version like X8, upgrading to X9 means that you will get continued updates. If you are happy with your current version, or if the timing is not right (for example, if you’re about to finish your thesis!), you don’t have to move to EndNote X9. The Library will continue to support our students and staff with X8 questions.
Please note as well, that there is a bug in EndNote X9.0 (especially negative for Windows computers): so if you move to X9, make sure you update to EndNote X9.1 straight away!
How do I get X9?
This page has information on how you can first check your system’s compatibility requirements before downloading the software. There is also important upgrade instructions for those of you who already have an earlier version of EndNote installed (for example, compressing your Library and backing up modified files before you uninstall the old software or download the new software). Finally, make sure you have a look at how to check for updates to move to X9.1 (and avoid X9.0).
Any questions or issues when installing X9 should be directed to IT Service Desk. Please note that all Mac users need to contact IT to have the license key installed.
IT Service Desk can be contacted regarding EndNote installation via 1800 763 040 (free call), +61 2 6773 5000 or email (email@example.com ). For general EndNote questions or to attend an EndNote workshop, please contact the Library!
-Pauline Jenkins, Researcher Services Librarian.