EndNote X5


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Millions of researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians use EndNote to search online bibliographic databases, organize their references, images and PDFs in any language, and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize their references, they do it the easy way—by using EndNote! And EndNote Web is included with EndNote so you can collaborate with others easily. EndNote for Windows and Macintosh is a valuable all-in-one tool that integrates the following tasks into one program:

  • Search bibliographic databases on the Internet
  • Organize references, images, PDFs and other files
  • Watch the bibliography and figure list appear as you write!
  • Collaborate using EndNote Web, the Web-based research and writing component of EndNote

EndNote® X5 New Features

Introducing EndNote X5

EndNote has always been the smart choice for advanced, yet easy bibliographies.Now, you may even call it brilliant with new intelligent features that make your life easier and give you more time to write about what matters most—your research.

Add and Transfer File Attachments to the Web

With EndNote X5 you can attach files to an EndNote Web record, or transfer file attachments between the Web and your computer. Once you register EndNote X5 with your EndNote Web account, you will also receive up to 1GB of Web storage for file attachments and increased storage for up to 25,000 references. Select the new paperclip on an EndNote Web record to view a list of attachments—it’s that easy!

View and Annotate PDF files

The Quick Edit tab expands in EndNote X5 to include a preview of attached PDF files.You can adjust the size of both windows to facilitate editing a record while viewing the PDF. And, you can annotate a PDF with highlights and/or comments. For records with multiple attachments, the viewer allows you to quickly navigate between PDF files without having to use menus or scroll to the File Attachment field.

Update a Reference Automatically

It’s easy to update existing records in EndNote X5. Simply select a record, choose the “Find Reference Updates” command, and EndNote searches online for updated reference data. If updates are found, EndNote highlights the differences in a side-by-side comparison of the new and existing reference. You can choose to update the empty fields only, replace all the fields, or copy and paste specific information. Don’t spend any more time searching for PMCID and NIHMSID numbers for existing references!

New Cite While You Write Options

You can save time with new conditional formatting that substitutes data for empty fields automatically. For example, the URL field can be inserted for records without a DOI. Look for the new “Field Substitution” option in the Output Style Editor. A new citation style—Author (Year)—is now available in Microsoft Word along with over 5,000 new and updated output styles.

Other new features:

Compare duplicate references quickly with auto-highlights and locked scrolling.
Use two new reference types—Dataset and Music—and new fields in the Journal Article reference type—Article Number and NIHMSID.
Maintain links to the original PDF file when importing PDFs to create new references.

EndNote X5 for Windows (06/2011)

EndNote X5 for Windows - released 21 June 2011.

System and Hardware Requirements:

  • Windows® XP (service pack 3), Vista (32-bit/64-bit)
  • & Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Install latest service packs
  • Pentium 450-megahertz (MHz) or faster processor
  • 180MB hard disk space available
  • 256 MB RAM
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation — not required for download installation.
  • Internet connection required to access EndNote Web and to search online databases.
  • EndNote libraries are compatible across Windows and Mac OS X platforms
  • EndNote is Unicode compliant.
    To use MSI installation, it is necessary to have the latest Windows Updates installed.

Word Processor Compatibility:

EndNote is compatible with the following word processing and text formats:

  • Cite While You Write feature compatible with:
  • Microsoft Word® 2003, 2007 & 2010 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • OpenOffice.org Writer 3 (EndNote only)
  • Mathematica 8
  • "Format Paper" feature: compatible with Microsoft Word, WordPerfect and other word processors that can save or export files in Rich Text Format (RTF).
    See additional details for other versions of EndNote and word processor compatibility.

Browser Requirements for EndNote Web

Cookies and Javascript must be enabled in the browser settings

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 7.x-9.x
  • FireFox™ 3.5.x-4.0.x
  • Safari™ 4.x, 5.0

EndNote Web Plugin Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later/ Vista / Windows 7
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 2010 (32-bit) / 2007 / 2003
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x-9.x with latest service pack and set as default browser
  • FireFox Browser 3.5.x-4.0 set as default browser

Handheld Requirements:

Windows Mobile® 5.x (Smartphones not supported) Serial/USB ActiveSync
For devices with 16MB of RAM or more.

EndNote X5 for MAC

EndNote X5 for Mac - released September 2011

System and Hardware Requirements:

  • Mac OS X (10.5.x, 10.6.x, 10.7.x) **
  • Intel-based Macintosh
  • Hard disk with 400 MB available
  • Minimum 256 MB of available RAM
  • Internet connection required to register for EndNote Web, search online databases, find full text and auto-update references.
  • EndNote is Unicode compliant
  • EndNote libraries are compatible across Macintosh and Windows platforms
  • EndNote Web account included
    ** To update your Mac OS, go to "System Preferences / Software Update" or go to http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/.

Word Processor Compatibility:

EndNote X5 is compatible with the following word processors:

  • Cite While You Write: Microsoft® Word® 2008(SP1), 2011. Updates for these word processors can be found at the
  • Microsoft Office update website.
  • Pages '09: EndNote is integrated into Pages '09 as part of Apple's iWork '09 suite.
  • RTF Document Scan: works with RTF (Rich Text Format) files created by many word processors including OpenOffice, FrameMaker and more.

Browser Requirements for EndNote Web

Cookies and Javascript must be enabled in the browser settings

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 7.0-9.0
  • FireFox™ 3.5.x-5.x
  • Safari™ 4.x, 5.0

EndNote Web Plugin Requirements

  • Macintosh OS X 10.5 and 10.6.x
  • Microsoft Word 2008/2011
  • Firefox Browser 3.5.x-5.x* for Macintosh set as the default Web browser

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