Bender Library has licensed the newest version of the popular EndNote software tool that facilitates preparation of footnotes and bibliographies. Now all students, staff, and faculty can obtain copies of the software for their personal computers; it is also available on every library workstation. Previously, EndNote was available only in the library and a few labs.
Following are powerful, easy to use EndNote features to help you prepare scholarly written materials:
- “Cite while you write,” interacts with MSWord to move citations directly from EndNote to footnotes or endnotes in your research paper.
- When you add citations EndNote automatically builds a bibliography or “list of works cited.”
- Users can search the ALADIN Catalog within EndNote software. ALADIN includes all AU collections, the Library of Congress catalog, and many other online library catalogs.
- EndNote automatically transfers citations in those catalogs to your work and formats them to conform to hundreds of styles specified in common style manuals and scholarly journals.
- Citations from many journal databases may be downloaded to an EndNote file.
The new version of EndNotes www.endnote.com, sells for $250 to $300 but with the new license agreement is free to all AU users. EndNote workshops are available through the fall semester. The complete schedule is at www.library.american.edu/about/services/instruction/schedule.html. Call the reference desk at 885-3238, with questions about using EndNote, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Information Technology is collaborating with the library to distribute the software. Users can contact email@example.com. Find information on how to obtain a copy in the technology column, see the Tech@AU column.