updated 02:35 pm EDT, Wed August 26, 2009
EndNote X3 update ships
Thomson Reuters has released an update to its bibliography software, EndNote. The latest edition, X3, adds a variety of new referencing options and styles. Users can create multiple bibliographies within a single Word document, while references can be organized with both custom and smart groups. For chemistry journals, the software now allows composite styles that group citations by number and letter.
The program now includes a personal EndNote Web account that can be used to transfer groups to the Internet or organize publication lists for the Research ID community. Personal citation information can be viewed through ResearchID, including dynamically updated links to Times Cited information.
Thomson Reuters claims the update offers faster startup than its predecessor, while the most popular styles are automatically installed for improved Cite While You Write speeds. Options for compressed libraries have been expanded, allowing users to define an entire library, group, or selected references to compress. AppleScript support has also been enhanced to reduce time spent on repetitive tasks.
EndNote X3 for Mac requires OS X 10.5.6 or higher and is compatible with Word, Pages '09 or RTF files from other word processors such as OpenOffice or FrameMaker. The software can be purchased directly from the company for $250 as a download or $300 with a physical copy, while an upgrade from earlier versions is available to download for $100. The company also offers volume discounts for businesses or institutions.