Now that EndNote is installed, there are some basic set-up steps that need to be completed before you begin adding references to EndNote. Please follow the instructions below to finish setting up EndNote 20.
Once EndNote has been downloaded, users must create a Library before they can import any references to EndNote. EndNote Libraries and Groups allow users to sort and organize their imported references. The Library is the default organization level for EndNote, while Groups act as sub-folders within a Library for further organization of the references. Some users create one Library and use multiple Groups to organize their references for various projects, while other users create a new Library for each project. Each method has advantages and drawback; use the method that is most comfortable for you.
EndNote's Terms Lists are specialized journal lists provided to EndNote by various subject authorities. The Medical Terms List is a list of medical journal names, and their accepted NLM abbreviations, that is provide to EndNote by PubMed. Since the JAMA citation style depends heavily on these journal abbreviations, COM users must make sure they are using the most up-to-date version of this Terms List. Follow the steps below to upload the Medical Terms List into your EndNote Library.
When EndNote is initially opened, users may receive an Update Notification. Users are strongly encouraged to update EndNote as soon as an update is available; keeping EndNote updated helps to reduce any possible compatibility issues. Please see below for information on checking for and installing EndNote updates.
EndNote 20 users with COM-issued PCs can download the latest versions of EndNote 20 in the Software Center.
To download the newest version in the Software Center, first uninstall the version current version, and then follow instructions in the Installing EndNote 20 on Windows section.