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EndNote XI for bibliography management

updated 09:40 am EDT, Tue August 21, 2007

EndNote XI for Mac OS X

Thomson Scientific has released EndNote XI for Mac OS X, an update to its bibliographic management software used by millions of researchers, librarians and students. According to the company, EndNote XI introduces custom groups to view and manage subsets of references, AppleScript compatibility for key EndNote tasks, seamless connectivity with EndNote Web to simplify collaboration with colleagues and more. With EndNote X1 users can drag and drop references into subject folders for immediate access to subsets of references: each EndNote Mac library can have up to 500 custom groups, and action-specific groups are created automatically for search results, file imports and reference transfers from EndNote Web, the new Web-based research and writing tool. EndNote X1 is designed for Mac OS X (and Windows 2000/XP/Vista). The list price of EndNote X1 is $300; students can purchase it for $110.

"EndNote X1 Mac users can now create groups and build AppleScripts to streamline tasks within EndNote as well as between other applications," said Keith MacGregor, EVP Academic and Government Markets, Thomson Scientific. "With the breadth of new features in EndNote X1 and seamless connectivity with EndNote Web via ISI Web of Knowledge, Mac users have a versatile and collaborative environment to work with colleagues around the world."

In addition, EndNote's AppleScript support can automate repetitive tasks such as writing text into record fields from another application, importing and exporting records in and out of EndNote, and formatting a bibliography of selected references. Shortcuts for these processes enable users to be more efficient, while ensuring consistency and accuracy, the company said.

EndNote X1 also integrates seamlessly with EndNote Web, a Web-based basic bibliographic tool available as an institutional subscription. EndNote Web provides a solution to manage references when away from your desktop computer and allows users can collaborate with colleagues and students by sharing EndNote Web folders. Users can cite references from both EndNote and EndNote Web in a single paper and transfer libraries easily, Thomson said.

The update also provides other time-saving enhancements, including a Quick Search in the default Mac toolbar and native support for the Mac OS X spellchecker--as well as a Dictionary Converter to easily convert custom dictionaries from earlier versions of EndNote. Users also can now view all authors for a reference in the main list display, and organize up to 45 files--PDFs, graphics, PowerPoints and more--per reference using the "file attachment" field. Furthermore, reference types can be exported and imported between computers easily, so users can transfer their personal settings between computers.

EndNote X1 also includes new and updated files for searching online resources, importing references and formatting bibliographies--1,500+ connections to online sources, 600+ import filters and over 2,800 publishing styles.

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