Networking EndNote Bibliographic Management Software for Seamless Campuswide Deployment
Carleton College and St. Olaf College have both been early adopters of bibliographic management software, dating back to 1999 and 2000, respectively. Almost all science undergraduates are introduced to the EndNote software during their first year of study. Indeed, bibliographic software is now integrated into many science classes at both colleges. It plays an especially critical role during the senior year, when students are required to complete thesis-like papers in order to fulfill the requirements of their majors. The EndNote software consists of four components: Library (which stores references and citations downloaded from databases, etc.), Connections (which allow a user to search most library catalogs and some databases via the Z39.50 protocol), Filters (which are needed to filter a downloaded file from a database to the EndNote Library), and, lastly, Styles (a comprehensive listing of more than 6,000 bibliographic styles used by diverse journals and fields across all academic disciplines).
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