Citation management is becoming easier at McMaster University, as the campus community now has access to EndNote 20.
EndNote is a citation management tool that guides users through the research process as they search, organize, write, publish, and share their work.
Faculty, students and staff can download the EndNote 20 site licence, thanks to an initiative led by McMaster libraries that is funded by the University.
“This has been an incredibly valuable tool for me throughout my academic career,” said Karen Mossman, McMaster’s vice-president, research, and professor in the Department of Medicine. “It’s a great asset for our community and I encourage everyone to take full advantage of its time-saving and seamless capabilities.”
Among its many features, EndNote allows users to do everything from import reference data from online databases to format bibliographies. Users can also utilize EndNote to find full text in open access resources and share references with collaborators.
Vivian Lewis, McMaster University Librarian, says that providing EndNote access for McMaster’s research enterprise is another important step in the libraries' commitment to supporting research.
“McMaster libraries are here for our research community, whether it is by providing access to tools like EndNote or supporting research data management through a suite of services,” said Lewis. “The EndNote project, led by the Health Sciences Library, is just another example of the many ways we look to bolster the ground-breaking work taking place right here on campus.”
EndNote is already used by some researchers throughout the University, including those in the Faculty of Health Sciences, but that number is expected to rise now that it is readily available, says Jennifer McKinnell, director of McMaster’s Health Sciences Library.
“Information management is an essential part of the research process,” said McKinnell. “We are so pleased that we can help make this work just a little easier for researchers, staff, and students alike.”
The EndNote project, headed by the Health Sciences Library, has been 10 years in the making. Lewis and McKinnell say they are grateful to librarians Neera Bhatnagar, Nicole Doro, Ines Perkovic, and Stephanie Sanger for their diligent work towards the acquisition of the site licence to EndNote 20 for the McMaster community.
A special note of thanks also goes to McMaster’s University Technology Services for providing the technical support to make the tool available.
To learn more and download the tool, visit McMaster libraries’ research guide on EndNote.