A Step by Step Guide to EndNote X4
David E. Hubbard
January 24, 2011
Special thanks to John Paul Fullerton for all of his valuable assistance, including the provision
of information about the OpenURL with EndNote.
• The EndNote X4 Software allows you to manage and build bibliographies.
It also takes citations downloaded from databases and converts them into
a consistent format that matches almost any bibliographic style you might
need. The Cite While You Write feature allows you to effortlessly transfer
citations from your EndNote Library into a Word document. When you
finish your paper, your reference list and bibliography will be done.
• This brief guide is intended to introduce the basic features of EndNote X4.
There is generally more than one way to accomplish most tasks within
EndNote. As you use EndNote, you will determine the most efficient way
to use the various features.
• EndNote has has a manual that is automatically downloaded with the
program. The help features within the program are also very useful.
Other Resources for EndNote X4
http://www.endnote.com/training/ - Offers a number of tutorials, including
General Topics, Importing, and Cite While You Write. Classes and times for
regularly scheduled webinars are also listed on that website.
http://www.endnote.com/support/ensupport.asp - The EndNote support site
contains a FAQ, news about new applications, and ways to solve problems.
Please note that the following manual is included when you download
the program: EndNote X4 Getting Started Guide (94 pages).
There is also the EndNote X4 Help guide (over 400 pages) available:
Where to get your free copy of EndNote
Students, faculty and staff can get a free copy of EndNote X4 for
personal use through Computing and Information Services. Go to
Academic Software Sales https://software.tamu.edu to order your
Departments can fill out a form to obtain a copy to install on