The WA Health libraries have a whole of WA Health licence for EndNote for work or home installation. X9.3.is the current version.
To have EndNote installed on a work computer S & EMHS sites (except for FSH) should log a job with HIN [Intranet link only] or with the Help Desk on 13 44 77. FSH staff should log a job on x21111 or email the Help Desk
Please upgrade your home software if you plan on working between your work PC and your home computer
This is important because once an EndNote Library has been opened in X9.3 it will not then open in earlier versions of EndNote - regardless of the operating system - ie this warning applies to both mac and windows users. It will be frustrating and confusing if you encounter problems due to the lack of backwards compatibility when using your EndNote libraries.
Using EndNote is a great way to manage your references. The software will keep track of your references in a library you create.
When you are searching databases like Medline / PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, PsycInfo, GoogleScholar etc you will be able to export your results to EndNote.
PDF copies of articles (if they have associated metadata), can be imported into EndNote and will complete the reference details automatically.
You can harvest PDFs to go with the references in your library using the Find Full Text function. You need to change your preference settings for this to work.
Once you have created your EndNote library you will be able to insert the references into your Word documents (Cite While You Write). You can create in-text references and a bibliography that can be formatted in the reference style of your choice (Vancouver, APA, Harvard etc).
The Library only supports EndNote. There are other free options. You need to research the advantages and disadvantages - such as this overview from Weill Cornell Medicine Samuel J Wood Library.