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EndNote Guide: EndNote Filters, Styles and Connection Files

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EndNote X8 for MAC OS X

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The current version is EndNote X8. Once you have installed the download from this page you will get automatic prompts when updates are available. You will be asked for your UC login.

Additional Files

The Library provides some modified and additional Filters, Connection, and Styles files which are useful for this University.

 Note that any zipped files need to be 'unzipped' i.e. right-click and choose the extract command.


Filters, Styles & Connections

When EndNote is installed, so too are a large number of filters, styles and connection files.

Filters translate information from databases into the correct format for EndNote; styles govern the final appearance of your formatted bibliography; connection files allow you to search a database directly through EndNote.

As well as the default files that come with your EndNote installation, there are several that have been developed specifically for use at the University of Canterbury. These files are automatically available when using EndNote on the Campus network. If you want to use EndNote on a computer that is not connected to the campus network, you will need to install these files.

Step 2: Install the additional Filters, Connection Files and Output Styles

The Library provides some modified and additional Filters, Connection files, and Styles which are useful for this University. What are Styles, Filters and Connections? An example of a connector you may want is one that allows direct, although limited, searching of the UC Library Catalogue (this connector is called U Canterbury.enz).

Once EndNote is loaded you will need to copy these files to your laptop or PC.

  1. In the file that you downloaded, there will be a folder called UC_Styles which contains sub-folders for each of filters, styles, and connection files. Alternatively, you can download these from the 'Additional Files' box on the left of this guide. Note that any zipped files need to be 'unzipped' i.e. right-click and choose the extract command.
  2. Locate the Filters, Connections and Styles folders on your computer (these folders should have been created during the EndNote installation process). To locate them go to EndNote > Edit > Preferences > Folder Locations:

    EndNote Preferences

  3. The folder names may be different on your PC. This screenshot shows a Windows 7 version where the defaults have not been changed. If nothing shows in these folders, you can either create folders for them, or copy the files into the appropriate folders directly under C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote X8 - but in this case you will have to re-copy the files if you ever upgrade.
  4. Extract the compressed Filters, Connections and Styles into these folders.

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