EndNote 3


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EndNote 3: The First Internet Search Client...

Developer(s): Clarivate Analytics | (Niles Software, Inc. - EN 3, 1998)
Initial release: Mac & Windows, released 10 March 1998

...that Searches Remote Databases and Creates Bibliographies

Niles Software, Inc. has announced a major upgrade to EndNote that allows users to search remote bibliographic databases on the Internet and includes better integration with electronic publications.
The First Search Client built into a Bibliographic Package
Currently researchers must go through a complicated multiple-step process to download references from online databases and import them into their personal bibliographic database. This process is complex because online searching must be done in one program, and the bibliographic tasks in another. EndNote 3.0 renders this multiple-step process obsolete by integrating the two functions into one program.
The new program will ship with more than 100 connection files that will instantly link the user to resources such as university card catalogs, the Library of Congress and more specialized databases such as MEDLINE, PsycInfo, and ERIC. To connect to any of these sources, the user simply opens the connection file and can begin searching, just as they would in their own EndNote database. This enables EndNote users to standardize on one interface to search for bibliographic data anywhere in the world without having to learn multiple search interfaces. Users simply drag and drop selected references into their local EndNote database!

The All-in-One Solution

This new functionality makes EndNote 3.0 the first search client that creates bibliographies. "Users simply open a connection and they're online and searching!" said Dr. Richard K. Niles, President of the company. "They can search the remote database and then easily transfer the search results to their own database and build a bibliography instantly. For example: a user who opens a connection to Medline, can easily search for articles about gene therapy and breast cancer published in 1997. They will find about 15 references. They may decide to keep 10 of these references and after further research cite some of references in their next research paper."

Link to Full Text Articles

The new version also includes a feature allowing users to launch a web browser from within EndNote and direct it to a URL. "More and more academic journals are available in full text on the web, and many online bibliographic databases include URLs that link to these full text articles. As online publishing becomes ubiquitous, EndNote becomes the card catalog of a virtual library," Niles said. "Let's look at our previous example, in which a user downloaded 10 references from Medline. With one simple command, the researcher can switch from one of these references to read the full article."

EndNote is a bibliographic database program used by more than 150,000 researchers, information professionals, and students in more than 100 countries. The program stores, manages, and searches for bibliographic references in a user's database. The program is also a bibliography maker: users insert citations from their database into Microsoft Word and WordPerfect documents and EndNote will create the bibliography in one step.


EndNote 3.0 runs on Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 3.1 and Macintosh computers. The program can run on any PC with a 386DX/25 MHz or higher processor with a minimum of 8 MB of RAM. The new features require a standard connection to the Internet and a web browser. Remote databases must be Z39.50 compliant.

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