Scholarly writing is a peculiar beast: You display your results and creative thinking by following a strict form. One of those forms to follow is the use of citations. Citations demonstrate an author’s mastery of the literature and acknowledge work performed by others, but their collection and use isn’t exactly…glamorous. Nevertheless, it can be easier and more organized than a collection of cards or miscellaneous documents.
Through a site license (Read: No cost to you!!), students and faculty at S&T are able to use EndNote. EndNote is a database tool specifically designed for citation management. Using EndNote allows you to connect to databases (Scopus, SciFinder, Google Scholar, Compendex, and many more), save the citations and the PDFs of the documents, and then output those citations in a particular style (ACS, IEEE, APA, and many more). The EndNote software includes a “cite while you write” module installed to Microsoft Word, so that writing and citing are seamless.
Intrigued? Want to know more?? Your options!
• Visit the library reference desk. Stop by the library with your laptop, and we will give you a quick demonstration.
• Connect to a library guide for instructions, features, video tutorials, and documentation.
• Download the software and get started. Map a drive to \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\Software\EndUserSoftware and install version X6.
Questions about EndNote or anything library? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.