Category Archives: Tools & Technology

Drug Apps for your Phone

A frequent question we hear from students and others is, “What is the best drug app available to me through UCSF?” This topic is confusing and the “right answer” seems to change every few months. Stay tuned for the changes that … Continue reading

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Need to Know More About Mendeley?

If you’re interested in learning more about Mendeley, or need access to help tutorials or guides, you should look at this new Mendeley  Resource Center site:  

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EndNote Word Plug-In Not Compatible with Office 2016 on Mac

From EndNote’s website: “Cite While You Write is not currently compatible with Office 2016 on Macintosh. We are actively developing a patch for EndNote X7 to fix this compatibility issue. We anticipate this free update to X7 to be ready … Continue reading

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Apple’s “El Capitan” OS, Word 2016 and EndNote Problems?

New students are beginning to appear having problems using EndNote for the Mac  with Apple’s latest OS release, El Capitan. We’re trying to pinpoint the problem and see if there’s a solution. It may just be incompatibility issues with Word … Continue reading

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EndNote Library Sharing

EndNote now makes collaboration easier by allowing you to share your library with colleagues. Sharing relies on syncing your desktop library with the online version of EndNote (EndNote Basic/Online/Web), so you must first set up your online EndNote account and … Continue reading

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EndNote Basic/Online Quick Reference Guide

EndNote “basic” (formerly known as EndNote Web or EndNote online) is a free  online version of EndNote that complements the desktop version.  It is a simplified stripped-down version and is not designed to replace the more comprehensive desktop application. With EndNote basic … Continue reading

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Creating a “Watch Folder” in EndNote

A “watch folder” is  a feature that will automatically import all PDF files saved in a chosen folder from your hard drive to your library when you open EndNote. To use this feature follow these steps: Select PDF Handling from … Continue reading

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EndNote Plug-In for Apple Pages Word Processor

If you’re using Apple’s Pages  instead of MS Word you’ll have to install the Pages EndNote plug-in if you want to cite references and create a bibliography: More information here Note that there are versions available for Pages 5.0 or … Continue reading

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Getting RefWorks’ Write-n-Cite to Work on the Mac

If you’re using Write-n-Cite/ProQuest for Word on a Mac with the Mavericks or Yosemite operating systems you may have trouble getting it to format your bibliography. You can easily fix this by downloading and installing Java 6 from the Apple … Continue reading

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The Library’s Pop-Up Consultation Services

Maybe you’ve researching a health topic but can’t seem to find relevant papers in PubMed and are too busy to make a regular appointment with an export searcher. Or, you’re having trouble using reference management software such as EndNote or … Continue reading

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