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What's new in EndNote X9

Research smarter

Leave behind the tedious work of bibliographies and reference management and take your research to the next level.

EndNote X9 - Smarter teamwork

  • Share a library of references or just a portion with new group sharing options
  • Manage team input by providing "write" or "read only" access to your library
  • Track your teammates’ changes and view their activity on your shared library

EndNote X9 - Smarter workflow

  • Create and reformat bibliographies instantly in Microsoft® Word
  • Search hundreds of online resources for references and PDFs
  • Find full text for references in one click
  • Read, review, annotate and search PDFs
  • Create rules to automatically organize references as you work
  • Keep your data accurate with automatic reference and link updating
  • Build your bibliography with the latest reference types, including blogs, multimedia, and social media
  • Ensure bibliographic accuracy with new Refreshed Styles to update references to key styles such as Chicago, ALA, MLA, and APA
  • Access research from your desktop, online, or your iPad

EndNote X9 - Smarter insights, now powered by Web of Science

  • Use Manuscript Matcher to get an informed list of best-fit journals for submitting your paper
  • Determine the impact and relevance of a group of references through a Citation Report with a Web of Science subscription

 

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Compare EndNote X9, Online for desktop users (Premium), Basic (Free Version) and Online with Wos

 

Feature EndNote X9 EndNote Online for desktop users (Premium) EndNote Basic (free limited version) EndNote Online with WoS
Version details Available for Windows and Mac users Available for Windows and Mac users Available for Windows and Mac users Available for Windows and Mac users
How to get it Available for personal use; pricing discounts for multi copy purchases; Site wide licenses available for entire institutions/ organizations. Learn more With EndNote desktop purchase, initial sign in/sign up done from within desktop, then log in Free to anyone Navigate from within Web of Science
Integrated with MS Word Yes, via Cite While You Write plugin Yes, via optional Cite While You Write plugin Yes, via optional Cite While You Write plugin Yes, via optional Cite While You Write plugin
Sharing References Share a library as read & write or read-only with up to 100 other X7, X8 or X9 users / have unlimited number of as read & write or read-only libraries shared to you by X7, X8 or X9 users Share a group with up to 1.000 other EndNote Online users Share a group with up to 1.000 other EndNote Online users Share a group with up to 1.000 other EndNote Online users
# of bibliographic citation styles 7.000+ predefined; plus create your own 7.000+ predefined Top 21 most commonly used styles 7.000+ predefined; EndNote Online Site Administrators can share custom styles with entire site
Installation required   ✓ Browser Add-on downloads Browser Add-on downloads Browser Add-on downloads
Operating System Mac OS X & Win Win, Mac OS X & Linux Win, Mac OS X & Linux Win, Mac OS X & Linux
One-click Find full text   ✓      
Format bibliographies   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Online database searching   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Number of file formats accepted from other online database providers (for reference import) / Filters Over 650 Over 500 3 Over 500
Online Search Options/ Connection Files Over 3.500 (may require access through data provider) Over 1.400 (may require access through data provider) 5 Over 1.400 (may require access through data provider)
Custom options to add additional database providers   ✓     Yes, EndNote Online Site Administrators can share custom connections with entire site
File Attachment Storage Unlimited Unlimited 2 GB 2 GB
Reference Storage Unlimited Unlimited 50.000 50.000
Max # of fields per reference 56 53 53 53
Max # of Reference Types 58 48 48 48
Create group sets (headings user can arrange groups under)   ✓      
Create smart groups (based on a search of EndNote library that automatically updates)   ✓      
Create combined groups (based on a search of the contents of other groups)   ✓      
Change case (change capitalization of selected text)   ✓      
Find and replace   ✓      
Change, move, or copy fields   ✓      
Search by field   ✓      
Access from any Internet browser N/A   ✓   ✓   ✓
Email reference and attached PDF   ✓      
Spell check Yes (individual records only)      
Format Paper   ✓   ✓ Author Date  
Sort library Yes (by up to 5 fields, and select language options) Yes (a limited set of field options and no language options) Yes (a limited set of field options and no language options) Yes (a limited set of field options and no language options)
Customize display options   ✓      
Customize duplicate recognition   ✓      
OpenURL support Yes (user-defined in preferences) Yes Desktop: User-defined in preferences Online: submit support ticket to set up for your site   Yes, submit support ticket to set up for your site
Composite styles (e.g., ACS with 1a-f)   ✓ Yes, using X9 Desktop. Online does not have this feature    
Bibliographies at end of sections as well as at end of document in Microsoft Word   ✓ Yes, using X9 Desktop. Online does not have this feature    
Hyperlinks between citations and bibliography entries   ✓ Yes, using X9 Desktop. Online does not have this feature    

 

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Compare EndNote versions X6, X7, X8 and X9

 

WORKING FROM A PREVIOUS ENDNOTE VERSION? X6 X7 X8 X9
EndNote Online        
Cross-platform library syncing across desktop, online, iPad® and iPhone®     ✓   ✓   ✓
Clear and simple Configure Sync option       ✓   ✓
New sync configuration options for previous versions and multiple libriaries     ✓   ✓   ✓
Full text and file attachment storage space     Unlimited   Unlimited   Unlimited
Number of references in EndNote Online   50K   Unlimited   Unlimited   Unlimited
Manuscript matching and publication recommendations       ✓   ✓
Share        
Share specific groups using EndNote desktop         ✓
Share your entire library with read-only or read-and-write access         ✓
Share your entire library with others     with 14   with 100   with 100
Activity feed with shared library member activity       ✓   ✓
Learn when new members join the shared library       ✓   ✓
Web of Science integrations        
Get Manuscript Matcher suggestions directly from Cite While You Write™ and desktop         ✓
Create a citation report from EndNote desktop with your Web of Science subscription         ✓
Automation and Full Text management        
Recently Added Group, customizable and built into each library       ✓   ✓
Automatically find and apply bulk reference updates       ✓   ✓
Unified iconography across both Mac and Windows       ✓   ✓
Find full text with one click     ✓   ✓   ✓
Extraction of DOIs and other embedded metadata from imported PDFs     ✓   ✓   ✓
Auto-import of PDFs from a folder     ✓   ✓   ✓
Quick Search with multi-phrase search of all fields, including full text and notes     ✓   ✓   ✓
Automatically create groups when importing folders and subfolders of PDFs     ✓   ✓   ✓
Annotate and highlight PDFs in application     ✓   ✓   ✓
Search PDF text, notes and annotations     ✓   ✓   ✓
Library systems integration/EZProxy Support   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Built in PDF viewer with annotation tools   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Cite        
Subheading and category bibliography options in Cite While You Write™ for Microsoft Word®     ✓   ✓   ✓
Insert citations and references into PowerPoint*     ✓   ✓   ✓
Hyperlinked In-text citations     ✓   ✓   ✓
Multiple bibliographies in a single document   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Search across external databases   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Library systems integration and EZProxy Support   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Customize citation styles   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Customize        
Personalize display of reference ratings and read/ unread status     ✓   ✓   ✓
Choose how you’d like your PDF’s renamed in your library     ✓   ✓   ✓
Optimize screen layout options for widescreen or traditional monitors   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Field substitutions in styles   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Advanced reference organization with Smart and Combined Groups     ✓   ✓   ✓
Create or customize your own bibliographic formatting styles   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓
Options when saving a compressed copy of library   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓

 

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Compare EndNote versions X4, X5, X6 and X7

 

EndNote Online X4 X5 X6 X7
Synchronize EndNote references and groups across desktop, online and iPad®    
Background syncing      
Install and sync libraries across Windows® and Mac® platforms    
Free 2-year access to my.endnote.com with advanced features*    
File attachment storage* 2 GB 5 GB 5 GB Unlimited
Find full text & PDF auto-import        
PDF auto-import folder      
Improved Quick Search with multi-phrase search of all fields, including PDF full text and notes      
Automatically create reference groups when importing folders and subfolders of PDFs      
Open separate PDF annotion/reference window with a button    
Built-in PDF viewer with annotation tools  
One-click Find Full Text with OpenURL and ezProxy support
Customizable features        
Personalize display of ratings and read/unread status      
Choose how you'd like your PDFs renamed in your library      
Optimize screen layout options for widescreen or traditional monitors    
Make field substitutions in styles  
Options when saving a compressed copy of library
Advanced features        
Free library sharing, unlimited library size, unlimited cloud storage      
Category bibliography options in Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word      
Insert citations and references into PowerPoint (Windows only)      
Cite While You Write support for Apache Open Office
Hyperlinked in-text citations
Multiple bibliographies in a single document
Auto-reference with redlines        
Reference types for podcast, interview and press release      
Automatically find reference updates  
Quick Edit tab

 

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