EndNote: Frequently Asked Questions for WUR

The Thomson/Reuter EndNote FAQ page provides you with more information.

How do I obtain EndNote?

  • Buy a CD at SURFspot.nl (Version X7, €13,75 for students, €219,75 for staff, for both PC and Apple Mac).
  • Within the WUR domain: Windows "start" button -> WUR -> Available software -> (Version X7).

Where can I get EndNote instruction?

  • WUR Library courses and demonstrations
  • Thomson EndNote web training opportunities.
  • Manuals for WUR can be downloaded or consulted from the WUR Library support page for EndNote.

The EndNote toolbar is not available in Word or only the EndNote Web toolbar?

Run the programme "Configure EndNote.exe". You can find it in the directory where you also find your EndNote. This is usually C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote X7.

What should I do if EndNote does not have my journal style?

If you cannot find a journal style in the EndNote Style Manager, check the EndNote styles support page of WUR Library, the EndNote Styles Collection at the Thomson/Reuter EndNote website or W:\APPS\EndNote\Distrib\Styles\. Additional styles are posted there for you to download.

If the requested style is not there you may ask one of the Information Specialists of WUR Library.

Is EndNote the only bibliographic formatting software available?

In addition to EndNote, Thomson/Reuter also offers the programs ProCite and Reference Manager. Another application that is on the market now for some years is web-based Refworks. Open source free application Zotero is gaining popularity as well as Mendeley and Papers (for Mac).

See for an extensive comparison the Wikipedia page on the comparison of reference management software. At this moment EndNote is the only software that is supported by WUR Library.

Where does EndNote look for Connection files, Filters, Styles?

EndNote locates such files in the directory that you have indicated in your preferences as well as the directories where EndNote installs such files by default. For the installation on the WUR network we have made sure you can access the file directories; the preferred locations are M:\My Documents\Endnote\Connections, M:\My Documents\Endnote\Filters and M:\My Documents\Endnote\Styles. You can modify these locations (via Edit -> Preferences -> File locations).

By default EndNote installs connection files, filters and styles in respectively C:\Program Files\EndNote ..\Connections ;C:\Program Files\EndNote ..\Filters ; C:\Program Files\EndNote ..\ Styles; (where .. should be replaced by the version). EndNote locates these files in the directories of your current installation, but also in directories from previous installed versions of EndNote.

The lists of files in Connection Manager, Filter Manager and Style Manager are very long. How to make them shorter?

Copy all the files that you use to the preferred location and rename or delete the directories on the C: drive (see previous item in this FAQ). For example: rename C:\Program Files\EndNote X4\Filters to C:\Program Files\EndNote X4\Filters_old.

How does EndNote select filters for direct export?

For Web of Science, Scopus and EBSCOhost EndNote automatically selects the RefMan RIS filter. For OvidSP EndNote selects the filter with the correct Vendor Identification and Database Identification. If more than one filter meets the criteria the result is unpredictable. Therefore it is essential that EndNote can only access one version of a filter (see previous item).

Alternatively to get control which filter is used with OvidSP you can save the exported references to disk (choose Reprint / Medlars format upon export in OvidSP) and in EndNote use File -> Import.