1. MIT does not offer a site license of EndNote. You can purchase and download EndNote from their website; students discounts are available. EndNote is available online for free to MIT users through Web of Science. From Web of Science, click the EndNote link at the top of the screen. Note, the online version has more limited functionality than the Desktop version.
2. Import citations into EndNote by exporting them from a database or by using a connection file.
Export options will vary by database so look for an Export option and EndNote or .ris format.
Connection files allow EndNote to search and import references from within EndNote. They only work with selected databases.
3. When writing your paper in Word, use the EndNote tab to insert citations and a bibliography.
Advantages: cleaner reference, better search mechanism
Disadvantages: longer than other methods, tedious
Advantages: Fast and simple
Disadvantage: poor search mechanism
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