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Endnote Plus 2 - Bibliographies Made Easy

Developer(s): Clarivate Analytics | (Niles Software, Inc. - EN 3, 1995)
Initial release: Mac & Windows, released aound 1995

EndNote Plus 2 is a bibliographic database program that manages bibliographic references and creates bibliographies automatically in your word processor. More than 100,000 researchers, librarians, and students use EndNote Plus to maintain a personal library of references. The program assists academic writers and researchers in keeping track of bibliographic references and generating bibliographies for the books and papers that they write. EndNote Plus is available for Macintosh, Windows and DOS. EndNote Plus comes with more than 300 pre-defined bibliographic styles for the leading journals in a wide variety of disciplines, and you can easily create an unlimited number of your own styles. With Endlink, EndNote Plus's import module, you can save yourself from typing bibliographic data by hand. A variety of bibliographic databases available through online services and CD-ROMs can give you fast access to thousands of references. Using EndLink, you can import these references into your EndNote Plus library without typing a word.

EndNote Plus Features Include:

  • Data Entry: There are 15 customizable reference types with up to 27 fields for entering bibliographic data.
  • Term Lists: Maintain lists of important terms (journals, authors, etc.) for consistent data entry.
  • Searching: Search on specific fields (author, journal) or conduct complex searches using boolean and comparative operators.
  • Global Editing: Use the Change Text and Change Field commands to modify existing references.
  • Sorting: Sort references on up to five fields in ascending or descending order.
  • Display Font: Display references in your database in any font or size.
  • The EndNote Add-in: The EndNote Add-in integrates EndNote into Microsoft Word for Windows and Macintosh.
  • Creating Bibliographies: EndNote Plus can automatically format in-text citations and create bibliographies in your word processor.
  • Bibliographic Styles: EndNote Plus contains more than 240 journal styles. Each style can be modified, or you can create new styles.
  • Running EndNote on a Network Use EndNote on a network and share libraries across mixed platforms.
  • Windows, Macintosh, DOS word processor compatibility: EndNote Plus is compatible with a variety of word processors for Windows, Macintosh, and DOS.
  • EndNote and Windows 95: it's a 32-bit application.
  • EndNote Plus runs on the following platforms: Windows, Macintosh
  • A DOS version is also available that does not include all of the features above.

Data Entry

In EndNote Plus, bibliographic data is entered into a record by filling out a simple template that has the proper fields displayed for a given type of reference. EndNote Plus has 16 pre-defined reference types including journal article, book, book section, and conference proceedings, with up to 27 fields for entering data. You can customize the reference types to add fields of your own, such as a filing category or personal notes field. You can also rename any of the existing reference types and create your own. Each EndNote Plus database can store up to 32,000 references.

Term Lists

For consistent data entry in your EndNote Plus database, you can maintain lists of important terms such as journals, authors, and keywords. Term Lists store glossaries of keywords, author names, or any other terms that are important to managing your references. You can use these lists when entering reference information to ensure that terms are entered in a consistent way. Term Lists can be linked to different fields and then called up instantly when you are typing into a particular field. This feature also speeds up data entry since terms can be instantly transferred into a record.
Term lists can also be accessed when using EndNote's Find command so that you will be sure to search for the same terms that you have entered in your references. You can create up to 31 Term Lists, and each list can hold thousands of names or terms. A special case term list for journals is designed to handle journal names and abbreviations.


The Find... command in EndNote Plus offers a high degree of flexibility and control in designing searches. You can limit your searches to specific fields such as Author name, Year, or Keywords. You can also choose a general search, one that searches on all fields in a database.
EndNote Plus allows you to create unlimited length search strings using the boolean connectives AND, OR, and NOT. With the QuickFind feature EndNote Plus will display your search results almost instantaneously, even if your database has more than 10,000 records in it. EndNote Plus also allows you to use comparative operators (greater than, less than, equal, etc.) and to search for a range of references between two values. There are also options to combine search results and restrict searches to only the references currently showing in the Library window.

Global Editing

Use the Change Text and Change Field commands to modify existing references. EndNote Plus's Change Text... and Change Field... features help you to keep a clean and organized library. These commands can automatically add a term to all or some of your references. These are useful tools for labeling groups of references as well as for fixing common typos or spelling mistakes.
The Change Text ... command searches for text in your references, and either deletes or replaces it with other text. For example, you can use this command to search for a misspelled word and replace it with the correct spelling.
The Change Field... command can insert text at the beginning or end of the field, replace the contents of the field with other text, or delete the entire contents of the field. For example, you can use this command to add "Reprint on File" to the Notes field of a set of references.


In EndNote Plus, you can sort references on any fields you choose such as Year, Journal, Title, or Label. You can sort on up to five fields in either ascending or descending order. You can also specify a custom sort order for a bibliographic style and for multiple in-text citations.

Display Font

EndNote Plus allows you to choose a font and size for the Library window display. You may choose a smaller font if you would like to see more of the titles in the Library window, or select a font that makes the references more readable for you. In addition, you can choose the font and size for text typed into records. The font and size selected for display will not affect the actual font of the bibliographies created from word processing documents.

Creating Bibliographies

To use EndNote Plus to cite references in a paper and then create a bibliography for the paper, you simply copy and paste the necessary citations from your EndNote Plus library into the text of your word processing document. After you have finished the paper, you select a bibliographic style (e.g. Chicago, APA, JAMA) and tell EndNote Plus to "format" your document. EndNote Plus scans the paper, finds the citations you pasted, and then modifies the in-text citations and adds a formatted bibliography to the end of your paper. Open the formatted copy of the paper in your word processor to see the results and print the paper. Because EndNote Plus creates a formatted COPY of your paper in the chosen style, you can continue to reformat your original paper in different styles without having to retype anything!

Bibliographic Styles

EndNote Plus comes with more than 300 predefined bibliographic styles for the leading journals. You can also easily create an unlimited number of your own styles. You simply create a template that displays the reference fields and punctuation in the proper order for your style (for example: Author (Year). Title, Volume...). Other settings let you adjust the format of the author names, page numbers, journal names, and the sort order for the references.

Network Compatibility

EndNote Plus is a network-compatible product. You can access an EndNote database and an EndNote program installed on a network server. EndNote Plus files must be locked or set to be "read only" in order for multiple users to access the same file at the same time. EndNote Plus databases are directly compatible across Windows, Macintosh, and DOS platforms, and do not require any special conversion procedures. Because of this, EndNote Plus can be used in a mixed platform network environment.

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