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EndNote Capture Plug-In

May 7th, 2014 by Amy Studer

Did you know there’s a button you can add to your web browser’s toolbar that will quickly open an EndNote library record form and pull citation information in from a webpage?

This is a great feature if you happen upon a citation, book, or webpage that doesn’t offer an Import to EndNote option.
To learn more and install the Capture plug-in:
1.  Sign in to EndNote Web
2.  Select the Options tab –> Download Installers
3. Follow the instructions for the “Capture Reference” button to install it on your toolbar:



When you find a webpage that you would like to add to EndNote, click on the “Capture Reference” button and a new EndNote record will be populated.  You may need to manually enter some of the information (for example, in the following case author needs to be added.)  You then have the option of saving the record to EndNote Web or EndNote installed on your computer.


For EndNote questions, contact a librarian at: or


EndNote iPad app available

January 30th, 2013 by Amy Studer

ipad app

Attention EndNote users:

Thomsen Reuters announces a new EndNote for iPad app, the iOS version of EndNote.

EndNote is a popular reference management software that offers tools for organizing and sharing research, and creating a bibliography for papers that you author.  UC Davis has an EndNote licensing agreement, with free software downloads for UC Davis students, staff, and faculty.

Available for download in the iTunes store. [Cost=$0.99]

Take a look at resources at UC Davis for EndNote users.

Please let us know what you think about this app.

Google Scholar: configure preferences to work with UC-eLinks & EndNote

September 4th, 2012 by or go right to the Scholar Settings:

Configure your preferences in the Firefox web browser, Internet Explorer, etc.

Configure Google Scholar to work with UC-eLinks and EndNote

Customize the Google Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks and the EndNote Bibliographic Management Software.

Use the preferences links down the left side of the page:  Search Results, Language, Library Links.

Search results:

  • select 100 results per page
  • Bibliography Manager: show links to import citations into ENDNOTE (not BibTex).  Save.

Library Links:

  • By default you will see OpenWorldCat – Library Search (that is the backend to our Melvyl Catalog System)
  • Search for California Digital Library –UC-eLinks
  • Select the checkbox.
  • If University of California Davis – UC-eLinks is not already selected, then search for it and select the checkbox.
  • You should have three Library links as shown below (Open WorldCat, University of California Davis and California Digital Library).

Configure Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks and EndNote

Now you should see the UC-eLinks link on the right side of your search results, and the ‘Export to EndNote’ link below each of your search results.

Configuring your EndNote Library to work with UC-eLinks & Google Scholar

November 22nd, 2011 by
Configure Google Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks

Google Scholar works with University of California's UC-eLinks!

Options for your EndNote Library

Create a link to the article with DOI number = DOI number here)

This will create a link to the article: e.g.:

The link will work for open access articles, or those to which you or your institution has authorization.

Configure UC-eLinks within Endnote

To use UC-eLinks from within EndNote, make the following modification. Open EndNote:

On the top menu, select Edit | Preferences | Find Full Text (tab)

In the OpenURL Path text box, type in this URL: and click OK.

In the URLs & Links (tab) | OpenURL argument:

Replace WoS with the term EndNote as shown below. Then click Apply.

There can be no spaces in the OpenURL argument:

?sid=ISI:EndNote&aufirst=AUFIRST&aulast=AULAST&issn=ISSN&isbn=ISBN&atitle=ATITLE &title=TITLE&volume=VOLUME&issue=ISSUE&date=DATE&spage=SPAGE&epage=EPAGE

How to use the UC-eLinks feature from within your EndNote Library:

In your EndNote Library, highlight a citation. Then, on the top menu select:

References |  URL | OpenURL Link (shortcut= ctrl-G)

Configure Google Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks & EndNote

To do so: Access Google Scholar at

Or locate the Scholar Preferences by clicking on the wrench icon at the top right side of screen.

Scroll down to Library Links.

WorldCat (a global catalog of library collections) is selected by default.

  1. University of California Davis | select checkbox to activate it
  2. California Digital Library | select checkbox to activate it

Scroll down to Bibliography Manager.

  • Select the option: “Show links to import citations into” and select EndNote from the drop down menu.
  • Click on the Save Preferences button at the bottom right.

EndNote X5: downloading the free licensed version for UC Davis students, staff & faculty

October 11th, 2011 by

My UC Davis Site

Watch all or part of the video on YouTube

Watch the video onYouTube:

For Jeff Magnin’s UWP 104 Class, working on an annotated bibliography with the help of EndNote.
Downloading your free licensed version of EndNote X5 from the MyUCDavis website:
The video will also show an example of seeking a citation style that was not available with the download, namely CSE/CBE.
In the case when you don’t find your preferred Output Style, just go to the website and seach for your required Output Style. Download the files and put them into the Styles folders within your EndNote X5 folder. We walk through the process.

Earlier, I sent 21 citations from the Web of Science database to my EndNote Desktop software.
You may also export your citations as text files from databases that do not have the direct EndNote or EndNote Web support. You can easily import these text files in Endnote format into your EndNote database directly from the EndNote file menu. All of these citations can be reformatted into our preferred format, such as CSE/CBE that is being used in the UWP 104 class.
You will be able to organize your citations and place into their own group folders. You’ll be able to sync your EndNote Desktop version with your EndNote Web account and work with either of your EndNote libraries (desktop or Web) when writing your paper using a popular wordprocessing software such as Word or similar. You’ll find the EndNote toolbar available in your Word software. If you do not see it, take a look in the tools menu.
For further help, be sure to check out the UC Davis Endnote website. We offer classes and ongoing support for EndNote and EndNote Web.

Shields Library Instruction website:
Download your free version of the licensed Endnote X5 using your UC Davis ID and kerberos pass phrase or password.
Check out the vendor’s website for ongoing updated tutorials or to request or download specific output styles that do not ship with the EndNote Software. There are over 5000 styles available at their website:
Be sure to create your EndNote web account:

Libguide for Jeff Magnin’s class: Creating an annotated bibliography, Using Google Scholar to download citations into EndNote, Web of Science and citing your sources using CSE/CBE citation style.

Are your Google Scholar Preferences set to work with UC-eLinks & EndNote?

August 11th, 2011 by

We’re looking for a 1996 journal article “Blood pressure and flow rate in the giraffe jugular vein.”
So, if you are using Google Scholar to quickly locate an article, make sure you edit your Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks. Through the UC-eLinks in Google Scholar, you will then be able to to reach full text of any articles in library licensed online journals, or locate the call number (shelf location & library) for the print subscription via links to the library catalogs. If we don’t have a license or subscription for the journal, UC Davis students, staff and faculty can request the article from another library via the the request link in the UC-eLinks window.
Work along with the video to make sure your Scholar Preferences are setup for use with both UC-eLinks, along with bibliographic management software such as EndNote, Refworks, Mendeley, etc. The article could also be found via the UC-eLinks in PubMed. Be sure to use the link to PubMed via the Library’s website and login via the VPN if you are off campus.

setting Google Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks & EndNote

Watch the video on YouTube

Note: To download EndNote or take an introductory class in using EndNote for bibliographic management, writing course papers, articles or your thesis, see the EndNote page on the Library Website.

Update: Google Scholar Preferences for UC-eLinks

May 4th, 2011 by

Activate the University of California ‘UC-eLinks’ within Google Scholar, to reach the UC library licensed subscriptions to journals, books, etc.

Work along with the video to make sure your Scholar Preferences are setup for use with both UC-eLinks and bibliographic management software such as EndNote, Refworks, Mendeley, etc.

At Google Scholar:
Click on Scholar Preferences
Scroll down to Library Links and search for the following two libraries for UC Davis:

  • Type in: Davis OR University of California Davis
  • Type in: California Digital Library

Now, select both checkboxes.
Save Preferences.
The UC-eLinks will show up on the right side of the page.

EndNote Bibliographic Management Software:
If you are using a bibliographic management software such as Endnote, select it from the drop down menu. To download EndNote or take an introductory class in using EndNote for course papers, articles or your thesis, see the EndNote page on the Library Website.

Click on Scholar Preferences linkNow, the UC-eLinks will be visible when searching Google Scholar.
Google Scholar search results with UC-eLinks activated

Spring classes at the Carlson Health Sciences Library

March 21st, 2011 by Mary Wood


Endnote for the Health Sciences

Thursday,March 31,4-5pm
Tuesday,April 12,11-12noon
Friday,April 22,2-3pm
Wednes,May 4,1:30-2:30pm
Friday,May 20,12-1pm


Advanced EndNote

Wednesday,April 27,4-5pm


Accessing Health Literature

Monday,April 4,3-4pm
Thursday,April 28,12-1pm
Tuesday,May 10,4-5pm


All sessions will be offered in the CHSL Conference Room.  Bring your wireless capable laptop to get the most out of the session.

You are also welcome to bring your lunch, snacks and covered drinks.  If this schedule does not work for you, please contact Deanna Johnson, or 530 752 3271 to arrange for a more convenient time.

To register for one of these classes or one of the many others offered at Shields Library, visit Library Instruction Description of Classes page.  Of course, you are always welcome whether you register or not.


Endnote, Locating literature, Using the library – Fall 2010 classes at CHSL

August 31st, 2010 by Mary Wood

All sessions will be offered in the CHSL Conference Room, Rm 128.
If possible, please bring your wireless-capable laptop.
You are also welcome to bring your lunch, snacks and covered drinks.
If these class times prove inconvenient, please contact Deanna Johnson,, 530-752-3271 to make other arrangements.

EndNote for the Health Sciences
Learn to collect, store, organize, and retrieve articles, and how to cite them in your posters or publications. Discover how to export citations from your favorite sources into EndNote, to attach and access the fulltext.endnote

Wednesday,  September 22,  12-1pm
Friday,  October 1,  2-3pm
Tuesday,  October 19,  4-5pm
Thursday,  October 28,  12-1pm
Monday,  November 15,  11am-12pm

Library on the Go
Learn about the VPN, which allows access to licensed resources when you travel; about UC-eLinks that links you from the article citation to the fulltext of the article or lets you Request a copy when the fulltext isn’t available electronically; and about EndNote Web that can be used from any computer that has internet access, wherever you are.

Monday,  September 27,  3-4pm
Thursday,  October 21,  11am-12pm

    Finding Health Literature
    Learn the ins & outs of using PubMed, CAB Abstracts, or other life science databases; set up alerting services in the databases to help keep up with your interests; use UC-eLinks to access the full article.vpn_computer_fish_blog270x170

    Tuesday,  October 5,  12pm-1pm
    Friday,  November 5,  3-4pm

      To register for one of these classes or one of the many others offered at Shields Library, visit Library Instruction’s Description of Classes page.  Of course, registered or not, you are always welcome.

      Endnote: Looking for an ‘Output Style’ for a Journal that’s not in Endnote X3?

      March 3rd, 2010 by

      If you are looking for an ‘output style’ for a journal that isn’t loaded in the collection of styles that shipped with EndNote X3, you have a couple of choices – –  your best bet, and to keep X3 quick, lean and mean, is to download  individual output styles as you need them.  The steps for locating the specific output style, downloading and copying it into the appropriate folder within your EndNote application are shown here in the YouTube video.   If you prefer to take a quick glance at the text instructions…  they’ll be included at the bottom of this blog post.

      Downloading an Output Style that didn’t ship with Endnote X3

      Watch video on YouTube:

      Downloading the Output Style for Journal of Medical Entomology

      Endnote Website: Locating & downloading the Output Style

      • Open the EndNote website:
      • Click on ‘Support and Services’ tab at top of EndNote page
      • Click on the ‘Output Styles’ on the left navigation bar (green area)
      • Read… then click the Accept button at bottom of page
        You will be taken to the following page:
      • Look for the search box…  (It’s located just below the two green tabs ‘Style finder’ and ‘Sorting Options’)
      • Type in your journal name,  e.g.: Journal of Medical Entomology
      • Click the Find Styles button to begin the search
      • Once you have located the output style for your specific journal
      • Click the ‘download’ link (or right-click and select a download option if you’re on a mac).

      Copy the Output Style (.ens file) to the appropriate folder on your computer:

      • Once the file or zip file(s) are downloaded to your desktop or other location on your computer… copy the file(s) to the appropriate folder in your EndNote program directory.

      For PC users:

      • Locate your downloaded file and then copy the file into the appropriate folder within your EndNote application
      • On Windows, it is usually located in Windows—C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles

      For Mac or Mac OS X+ users:

      • Note: files on macs often download to the Downloads folder, but you can change the download location, if you wish, as you’re downloading it.  I always choose the desktop as it’s easier to locate… assuming my desktop is not a mess.
      • On your hard drive (HD): locate the applications folder: Applications: EndNote: Styles
      • Copy the downloaded file  into the Styles folder.

      Note: Use the edit menu or right-click to copy and paste the file into the appropriate folder within your Endnote application.



      Alternative: Downloading the Modified EndNote X3 with the full collection of 3,600 Output Styles:

      You can download the entire collection of output styles containing more than 3,600 bibliographic styles for a wide variety of disciplines.  As of mid-February 2010, the modified version of Endnote X3 was made available from the  MyUCDavis website containing all 3,600 output styles.  Use your Kerberos username and password to login to MyUCDavis.  EndNote can be found under UCD Resources | Software | Library.

      UC Davis has a campus-wide license allowing all current UC Davis students, faculty and staff to install and use EndNote on computers at work and at home. Another option is to download the zip file of all output styles available from the EndNote website: available for EndNote version 8 and up.

      Download a licensed version of Endnote from MyUCDavis



      EndNote at UC Davis:Workshops

      Find out more about the EndNote Workshops offered throughout the year at the libraries around campus, and don’t miss the class schedule which includes all instructional sessions offered at the UC Davis Libraries.


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