Endnote Bibliographic Software

Richard W. Lindstrom (rwl2@MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU)
Fri, 5 Nov 1993 08:17:14 CST

You Asked For It,

I use Endnote regularly, and I love it (at least platonically). It
is very easy to input data, sort, search, format, modify etc. I don't think
I could live without it.
The program provides you with templates for various media (books,
journals, conference papers etc.) and you just fill in the fields (Author,
Title etc.). You can also add other fields (I have a 'Holdings Status' and
'Authors Address' field in mine) for any special information you want to add.
Inserting references as you write is very simple, just copy the
reference from the library display (it will list by author, title, year,
journal, or whatever you want) and paste it into your word-processing
document. After you have finished your paper, you open it from Endnote, and
it finds all the citation markers, formats the in text citations to whatever
specifications you have chosen (APA, MLA, Science etc.), and appends a sorted
(or numbered) bibliography to the end of your paper.
It's like magic. I have the darndest time trying to remember where I
read about things, so I've taken to keeping extensive notes about everything
I read in Endnote. Then if I need a paper about Eskimo Paleopathology, I can
just search for those words in the references, and it pulls them up for me.
I've already hooked dozens of people on it. Give it a try. As with
all new software it takes a little while to get in the habit. I had it for a
year before I really started using it. It is well worth the effort to spend
a little time inputting references retroactively (or for those of you with a
budget, hiring some lowly Grad student like me to do it for you).


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