Roy Schestowitz



EndNote is intended to become a standard referencing tool at ISBE. It is currently available under Windows environment and an up-to-date version or a recent update is available on thirdparty.

The main component of the EndNote package is the EndNote Program executable. Upon the first start-up you will be prompted to specify a new EndNote library (.enl) file. The best of means of populating it is via the ISI Web of Knowledge. You will need an Athens account to gain access to this site and if you have not received the details of your allocated account yet, please confer the appropriate library helpdesk (Blue 1, opposite the escalator).
Once you have logged on you will need to enable your browser to download references by acquiring a patch or a self-extracting archive. With some browsers, this function appears to be built-in so this step could be skipped. There is no direct link to the download page of this feature as you must log on first. A sensible route for getting to this page would be to use search.

One way of importing references is to connect to university catalogues and perform search, However, this type of search spans a relatively small pool of (local) data. To get references from the Web of knowledge, here is one procedural suggestion:
  • Log on to the Web of Knowledge as explained before. This is a good entry point.
  • Use the top menu to access the ISI Web of Science.
  • Choose Full Search (or any other option if required).
  • Under Full search, an option called General Search is usually flexible enough.
  • Enter the search criteria and press Search
  • From the results returned, tick only those you want imported.
  • Press Submit Marks.
  • Press Marked List at the top panel.
  • Customise the layout depending on your personal preference.
  • Press Export to Reference Software.
  • EndNote is supposed to be automatically launched if it is not yet open.
  • Choose an existing EndNote Library and click Open.
  • The references you have ticked should now appear in your collection of references.

  • WARNING: it seems safer to save your imported references in a newly-created container, e.g. temp.enl. Subsequently, data entries can be dragged-and-dropped onto your default references library.
For BibTeX users, conversion tools are available from: There is also an on-line conversion service at http://louvain.bpa.arizona.edu:8080/ocs/biblio.html, but it is very strict about its input data layout. If you find any bugs or wish for the converter to be improved, please E-mail Mark Ginsburg as he would be happy to do the necessary work.


The help pages in EndNote and the on-line tutorial on the ISI Web of Knowledge cover much of the available functionality.

This page was last modified on October 26th, 2003 Maintained by Roy Schestowitz