EndNote

As a Griffith student you are able to use this software during your time at the University.

Obtaining the software
If you want to have a copy on your computer you need to follow these steps: First, connect to the Portal. Select Computing from the left hand menu. Then click on the Software link. Then click the Download Mirror link. There are a variety of versions. X7 is the latest version.

The Library provides a very useful set of support materials for installing and using EndNote. The library also offers Webinars on EndNote. A Webinar is a seminar held over the Web. You are able to interact with the presenter, ask questions and so on.

A search of EndNote on YouTube will pull up some good over views and how to's.

EndNote allows you to import the textual information for many of the references you locate. For instance you can connect to a library. Do a search of a title or author and import that data into your library. When you locate a journal article you can often export the citation data from the journal's website and then import it into EndNote. If you have a pdf of an article and it has a DOI you can import the PDF into EndNote. EndNote will populate the correct fields in the record of the reference and also record the location of the pdf file. You can also do a search of PDFs attached to your EndNote library for text.

There is a handy cheat sheet that is worth downloading.

There are more notes in the kitchen if interested.

The thing to bear in mind is that the software keeps being revised. Also, if you have a broad focus for all of your Masters work having a library is handy, in that you will likely refer to common papers and texts across different courses.