Thomson Reuters Launches Free Online Version of EndNote

As reported in Asian Wall Street Journal (dated Apr 23 2013) the free version, known as EndNote Basic, comes with :

  • Storage up to 50,000 references
  • 20+ bibliographic styles; eg ABNT, ACS, APA 6th, Chicago 16th, CSE, IEEE, JAMA, MLA, Numbered, Turabain, Vancouver
  • 2GB of files storage
  • Online search of the 5 databases: British Library, CrossRef, Library of Congress, Lista (EBSCO), Pubmed)
  • Web reference capture

Not familiar with the use of EndNote? Have a look at the video entitled Basics of EndNote Basic (36 mins) hosted on youtube.

For Mendeley users who wish to change platform, steps on how to migrate Mendeley files to EndNote are as follows :

  • In the Mendeley Desktop program click on File and choose Export.
  • In the “Save As” field choose a name and a location for the file to be exported.
  • Click on the arrow beside the “Format” field and choose either “RIS – Research Information Systems (*.ris)” or “EndNote XML – EndNote v8, X1 or X2 (*.xml).”

The resulting file can be imported into an EndNote library using the relevant import option.

Source : EndNote Knowledgebase, “EndNote: Transferring records from Mendeley Desktop”

Elsevier buys Mendeley

The news that Reed Elsevier bought Mendeley, a free reference manager and PDF organiser, broke out on Monday Apr 8, 2013.

Since then, Peter Suber has deleted his Mendeley account and among the many blog posts on this subject, one on The Guardian, mentioned that the “news prompted strong reactions from the academic community”.

Will the use of Mendeley continue to be free? What changes can users expect? for more information, check out Mendeley’s blog.

Staff and students at NTU have access to EndNote, a bibliographic management software. EndNote has tools for searching, organizing and sharing work, creating bibliographies, and writing papers.
To download thia software, click here.