You should also remove any previous versions of EndNote before installing EndNote X8.
Download EndNote X8 for Windows or Macintosh
These should be saved into the folder where the EndNote styles, filters and connection files have been stored (usually in the Program Files folder on the C Drive for Windows or the Applications folder for a Mac).
If you experience any problems downloading the EndNote Software please email us for assistance: email@example.com
After downloading the EndNote software you also need to add the CDU referencing styles-particularly if using CDU-Harvard Reference style.
Click the 'cdu styles' link above to download reference styles. Choose ‘open with’. Double click on the CDU styles 2016 folder and copy all the styles.
You must insert the style files in the correct folder where your copy of EndNote has been installed. For Windows, this will usually be C:\ProgramFiles\EndNoteX8\Styles. Look in the EndNote X8 folder in Applications if you have a Macintosh. If you do not save the styles correctly you will not be able to access them from the Import Manager when using EndNote.
Once you have saved the CDU styles (same goes for filters and connections) you need to set preferences to point to the correct folder.
In EndNote, click on Edit on the toolbar. From the dropdown menu select Preferences.
When the EndNote Preferences window opens, click on Folder Locations on the left-hand side.
This will show you the current settings for your personal folders. If you have installed EndNote on your computer for the first time, it will probably look something like this
You should then click ‘Select folder’ for styles and ensure you have chosen the correct location of your CDU styles ie: C:\ProgramFiles\EndNoteX8\Styles. This process will then allow you to 'select another style' in your EndNote library and choose the preferred style for your school ie: CDU-Harvard.
EndNote is a Bibliographic Management tool which allows you to add references manually or automatically from Library databases to your EndNote Library.
EndNote allows you to organise your research and collect your citations into a searchable library which can be accessed via the EndNote software and via a cloud-based version. As you write your essay or thesis references can be inserted in-text in the Word document and your Reference list is created at the end of the document.
It is also possible to create an EndNote Online account giving you access to a cloud-based Library wherever you are. The original desktop Library can be set to synchronise with the cloud-based account therefore keeping both versions up-to-date.
One Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud etc are all cloud-based file sharing services. Unfortunately EndNote and similar programs were not designed for compatibility with cloud storage services. While you can use the service to keep a backup copy or share a compressed copy of your database file(s), we do not recommend opening and/or using the database from that location. If you have your database files saved to One Drive, (or any cloud storage) we recommend you copy the files to another location on your computer or remote drive before you open them.
Staff at CDU have had their H Drive contents migrated to One Drive and the existing H Drive is now read only. This has caused some issues opening/saving/updating existing EndNote Libraries and in some cases make it unusable. If you experience these issues the best option would be to save a copy of your Library to a new location and open it from there. If you need assistance please email: firstname.lastname@example.org