Currently the University is using version X8. If you can’t see EndNote from the university software menu please follow the instructions:
From the Start Menu, search for Software Centre
From the list of available software:
Scroll down to EndNote X8, select and Install
EndNote X8 is loaded onto all student and Open Access computers and MACs, and can be found by typing EndNote into the search menu above the start button.
Once you have opened EndNote you will be asked to save your new library. We advise you to save your EndNote library on your computer, (documents or desktop), but always keep a backup on an external hard drive.
Note: We do not advise that you save your EndNote Library on any cloud storage facility, e.g. one drive or drop box. Over time your EndNote Library can become corrupted. You can however save a backup compressed copy onto your One Drive.
From your EndNote library, choose File and then Compressed Library (.enlx)... (Note: this is also how you can email a copy of your library to someone). To save a backup library, leave as the default options:
Once you click on Next, it may take a while, depending on the size of your library and/or the number of attachments you have. EndNote will save this compressed library in one file, with the .enl and the .data files together. If you have to open up the compressed library, it will open up the 2 files.
If you are regularly adding to your Library, it is important to back up regularly - save with a date in the name, e.g My EndNote backup Jan 2017.
You can also synchronise your Desktop library with an Online library.
EndNote X9 is available from the Work@Home website.
Before downloading the software
EndNote Online can be used together with the desktop version of EndNote, allowing you to work on your desktop version at work, and your online version from home, syncing the 2 together so that they always mirror each other.
The most common problem for causing this is you have had to change your EndNote online password
You need to reset the syncing.
To do this
Open EndNote >click on Edit>Preferences>Sync. Disable all automatic syncing and then restart EndNote. Make sure the Trash is empty both in EndNote online as well as in EndNote X8 desktop