Two versions of EndNote are available:
EndNote basic (also called EndNote online or EndNote web)
EndNote X8 (also called EndNote desktop, previous version EndNote X7)
EndNote Basic Cite-While-You-Write Overview (2:37)
What Are You Missing by Using Only EndNote Basic? (6:21)
What's New in EndNote X8?
Instructions for exporting citations from different library databases into EndNote basic (the web version). These steps may not be applicable for EndNote desktop.
1. Summon is available on the Queen’s University Library’s (QUL) main web page.
2. In the Summon search box type exercise and click on the Search button.
3. Select the relevant citations by clicking on the file folder icon to save the item. The file folder icon will change to the color red. For this example, I selected five citations.
4. Next double click on one of the red file folders to view your saved citations.
5. Find the Export To… dropdown menu and click on it.
6. Select the EndNote option. You will be asked the following question (see the box below). Select the Save option but note the filename and where on your computer the file will be saved. For example, on my computer this file will be saved in my Downloads file.
7. Next create or open your EndNote Basic / Web account.
8. Here is how you can access or create an EndNote Basic / Web account. From the Citation Management library guide, in the Intro to EndNote section – the second paragraph – click on the Web of Science link.
9. Using the Sign In dropdown menu, select the Sign In option if you already have an account, or Register if you want to create a new account.
10. After you sign in or register find the My Tools dropdown menu, click on My Tools and then click on EndNote.
11. In the EndNote basic / web software locate the Collect option. Mouse over the Collect tab and select Import References.
12. Complete the Import References form. Note: You must select ProQuest as the Import Option for the importing to work.
13. Since we selected New Group, EndNote will prompt you to name the new group. This pop-up box will appear in the upper left corner of your computer screen. Type the name of your new group and for this example, I typed Exercise.
14. Once the references have been imported you will see the above statement. Click on the link “Exercise” to view your imported references.
15. Above are the five citations that I imported from Summon to EndNote Basic / Web.
16. Use EndNote to create a bibliography.
17. Sign out of EndNote when you want to leave the program. To sign out click on the person icon and select Sign Out.
Whether you are using EndNote basic or EndNote desktop, be sure you’re taking advantage of the ability to find full text easily.
Although EndNote basic is freely available, if you sign-in to EndNote via the library database Web of Science (see below) you will be able to see Get it @ Queen's links for each citation that will take you to the full-text article if the publication is purchased by Queen's University Library or otherwise freely available.
If you have EndNote desktop, go to Edit > Preferences > Find Full Text and add the OpenURL and proxy prefix as seen here:
Proxy prefix: https://proxy.queensu.ca/login?url=
Once you’ve applied these settings, clicking on Find Full Text should import any PDFs available through Queen's University Library or otherwise freely available.