New EndNote X9.3.3 Windows and Mac updates and conversion preparation
Dear EndNote (Online) user,
The world is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic and we wish you, your families and friends all the best. Many thanks to all the health care professionals risking their life to save ours. Throughout the world, tens of thousands of researchers, lab analysts and librarians are working hard to do research, input data, analyze RNA, measure virus loads, track virus spreads, review literature hoping to find potential medication and vaccines. A big thank you to all of them as well. Since EndNote plays a pivotal role in the whole research literature gathering, analysis and manuscript writing we hope to enlighten your life in a very small and insignificant way, by offering you some update information on EndNote, providing you with a few important literature related links and showing you a way to visualize your EndNote data possibly to discover new insights. We sincerely hope that the importance of research, scientific facts and knowledge has landed everywhere and that you and your research teams get the deserved support and financial funding.
Why EndNote X9.3.x has been released and why is there a transition to 64-bit technology?
As you may be aware, Apple has released macOS 10.15 Catalina. Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support with this release, which impacted EndNote X9 for Mac and in the end also EndNote X9 for Windows. You can read more at Apple’s knowledge base article here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208436.
Steps to follow as a precaution and preparing the EndNote X9.3.x conversion
Starting with EndNote X9.3.x if your end users open a library, EndNote will ask you to convert your library to the new X9.3.x format. Although the existing library will not be touched, it is wise to prepare for the conversion to avoid any conversion hiccups BEFORE UPDATING OR UPGRADING ENDNOTE TO VERSION X9.3.x. Read the recommended pre-conversion steps here. Before, following the steps mentioned, backup your library or libraries via Endote or manually first. Please see How can I (manually) backup my library?
EndNote X9.x Update to X9.3.x or higher and Upgrade EndNote X7 or X8 or higher to X9.3.x or higher.
If your organization has a Site/Campus License or a Multi-user license for EndNote, your IT colleagues will have received instructions how to download the latest EndNote X9.3.x files and probably they will instruct you accordingly. If you are a stand-alone user or if your IT has allowed you to install updates, you would want to follow the update routine available in EndNote. Start EndNote and go to 'Help (Windows) or EndNote (Mac) > Check for Updates' to initiate the update to version X9.3.x. If you and your organization are still on version X7 or X8, write down your serial number ('Help (Windows) or EndNote X9 (Mac) > About EndNote) and ask your IT staff for the Multi-user license upgrade or please upgrade your EndNote X7 or X8 stand-alone edition to EndNote X9.
EndNote version X6 or lower and the move to EndNote X9.3.x or higher
Register and create an EndNote Online account and share your library using your EndNote Online account between different devices and/or with your colleagues
Now working from home to avoid unnecessary traveling is unavoidable, it might be wise to provide you with the link to our web page where there is a step-by-step instruction to setup your EndNote Online account. This EndNote Online account can be used to keep your own library in Sync between different devices (Work and home pc or notebook, but also between for instance an iPhone or iPad and your Mac or Windows PC). As the owner of this 'Sync' library, you can also use this EndNote Online account to share your 'Sync' library in 'read-only' or 'read-write' mode with 99 other colleagues.
Corona virus and Covid-19 related research literature online
Off course there are many sources where you may obtain the newest literature updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some we would like to share.
EndNote itself has the ability to do Online search directly in hundreds of online sources. Just choose 'Tools > Online Search' and choose to connect for example to PubMed (NLM) or Web of Science (WoS). Once you have retrieved the right references and sorted them out, right mouse click the ones you would like to keep and send them to your library. This can be immediately followed by a right mouse click and 'Find Full-text' to retrieve the full-text PDFs (if available).
The National Library of Medicine (NLM the publisher of PubMed, Medline and many more) has launched a COVID-19 specific web site. You can download the RIS formatted file from these pages (also from the previously mentioned WHO page) and import the file to EndNote via 'File > Import File'. The 'Import Option' should be 'Reference Manager (RIS)'.
Choose Network, Overlay or Density Visualization and follow for example the steps:
'Create > Create a map based on bibliographic data > Read data from reference manager files > e.g. RIS (EndNote is another option and may require another formatted export!) > find the exported RIS file and 'Next' and choose for instance 'Co-occurrence' and Keywords > Next > Finish'.
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