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CHEM 295: Intro to Research Ind. Study

Subject Librarian

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Jodi Psoter
Duke Marine Lab
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516

Getting Started

For this class, you will be finding information and developing your information research process.  Your final project is a literature review focusing on your current lab research.  Use this guide as a starting point and feel free to email me to schedule research appointments as needed.

Prep steps for Endnote

Endnote Set-Up Steps

  1. Download and install EndNote from Duke's software download site.
    • Be sure to unzip/extract the files before trying to install.
    • Be sure Word is not open when installing.
  2. After installing, open EndNote and install any updates.
    • For Mac, go under the "EndNote" menu and choose "Check for Updates."
    • For Windows, click "Help" and choose "Check for Updates."
  3. Check that the EndNote toolbar or tab now appears in Word. If you don't have the toolbar/tab, see the EndNote FAQ.
  4. Add Find Full Text functionality to EndNote
    • Go to EndNote Preferences (under Edit for PCs and the EndNote name for Macs)
    • Click Find Full Text
    • In OpenURL Path, enter
    • In the Authenticate URL, enter
    • Click OK
  5. Add journal abbreviations for journal names (if your citation style uses abbreviations – see question titled Styles 4)
  6. Add export link in Google Scholar results
    • Go to Google Scholar
    • Click the three lines in the upper left corner of the screen
    • Click the Settings 
    • Under Bibliography Manager, click button "Show links to import citations into" and choose "EndNote"
  1.  Learn more about Endnote at:
  1. Open a New Library.  Note that Endnote created your library as a .enl file and a separate forlder with a .data extension.  These two parts must be kept together to work correctly!
  1. Bonus info:  Set up Google Scholar to connect to the Duke Libraries and to Endnote.

Endnote Preferences

Install LibKey

Install LibKey Nomad in your browser and benefit from cover images, article in context links and one-click access to PDFs while you search.  Examples below include screen shots from Web of Science and Scopus where the user has installed Libkey Nomad.  


Install Libkey instructions

image of Libkey pdf viewer in Web of Science


image of Libkey pdf viewer in Scopus

get it @ Duke link

Connect Google Scholar to resources at Duke University Libraries.
Go to Scholar Settings
 1. Select Settings
 2. Select Library Links
 3. Type Duke…