When: On Thursday, June 13 starting at 8:00 am PDT, the Libraries’ catalog system will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours or until 12:00 pm.
Why: This downtime is being scheduled to upgrade server hardware which is necessary for future system upgrades.
What: The Libraries’ main search feature found at library.llu.edu and encore.llu.edu will be unavailable during the scheduled downtime. The library’s classic catalog search will continue to be available during this time which can be found at: http://catalog.llu.edu/search/Y.
All other services such as check out, remote access and computer use will continue to be available during this time period.
Thank you for your understanding and patience,
-Library Systems Administrator
Thomson Reuters, the producers of the EndNote desktop application, recently announced the availability of an EndNote iPad app. The EndNote app works in conjunction with your EndNote Web account and your EndNote desktop library via EndNote Sync on current EndNote platforms.
The EndNote app is available via iTunes and is current on sale for only $0.99 until July 31st. The regular price is listed as $9.99.
The University Libraries will be reviewing the EndNote app and report on its capabilities reference/citation management.
Initial impressions are good as long as you link your EndNote desktop with EndNote Web. An update to your EndNote desktop maybe necessary to enable EndNote Sync. In Windows EndNote X6, an update was necessary to bring the software up to version X6.0.1. EndNote updates can be found under the “Help” menu and is called “EndNote Program Updates…” To connect your EndNote desktop application to EndNote Web, go to “Help” and click on “EndNote Web” then follow the instructions.
The automated card machine is back and better than ever. The card machine is on the 3rd floor, at the top of the stairs, in the Del E. Webb Memorial Library. At the card machine you can:
- Add money to your badge or vending card
- Purchase a vending card for $1.00
- Check your badge or card balance
- Conclude with a receipt
Welcome back for winter quarter. The library is back to regular hours of operation:
Sunday: 10:00am to 11:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am to 11:00pm
Friday: 7:30am to 2:00pm
The fourth floor of the Del E. Webb Memorial Library continues to be closed due to construction. New lighting has been installed as well as the framework for the new ceiling.
You may have noticed that we have not replaced the carpet on the fourth floor since the flood this summer…well we have been busy planning! We are going to renovate the entire floor. That’s right — new ceiling, new LED lighting, new carpet, and complete new look. Work will start on Thursday, December 13th with preparation for removing the current ceiling. On Monday, December 17th the ceiling comes down and we start in earnest. The fourth floor will be closed during the Christmas break and work on the fourth floor will continue into January. We are so excited that we will have a beautiful new study space for you when the project is completed.
Did you know our catalog can now search the Loma Linda University’s Digital Archive? Try it out such as searching for “Burden Hall” from the catalog search. Also look for image results from the “LLU Digital Archive” facet on the left of the search result page.
What’s New in EndNote X6?
The current release of EndNote includes the following new features.
- Update and synchronize your references in EndNote desktop and EndNote Web by the click of a button. Maintain and synchronize the references in your EndNote library with the references in your EndNote Web library even across multiple computers.
- Change Layout options to match your monitor and preferences, such as showing the Preview, Reference, and PDF Viewer panels on the right side of the screen to fit widescreen monitors.
- Open PDFs in a separate tabbed Reference / PDF window for viewing references or annotating PDF files.
- Apply a rating to each of your references. Search your EndNote library by selecting the Rating option from the Field list.
- Apply a Read or Unread tag to your references from the Library window or the Reference window in order to track which references you have reviewed during your research. Set rating preferences to have EndNote automatically mark references as read after viewing in the Reference, Preview, and PDF Viewer panels or after changing the rating of a reference.
- Copy or Move the contents of one field to another field without losing the original text formatting style.
- Change the case of field data from the Reference window. Options include Sentence case, lowercase, UPPERCASE, Every Word, and tOGGLE cASE.
- Change the case of field data for all references currently “showing” in the Library window by using the Change/Move/Copy Fields command.
- Select different author name formats for short forms of full reference footnotes.
- Edit full reference footnote citations to exclude author name, year, or author/year.
- E-mail a selected reference with or without file attachments to your colleagues.
- Retrieve records in XML format from online search databases.
Watch the video on What’s New in Endnote X6
Top 10 Things to Remember about EndNote
1.EndNote does not replace the style manual. It will make it easier to follow the manual, but you will still need the manual.
2.Garbage in, garbage out. So check your import results, especially when working with sources such as Google Scholar that may have inconsistent data.
3.Use one EndNote library for all of your writing. It will make your life easier in the long run.
4.Use the Edit Citation command to make changes to citations in documents. Trying to make changes on the screen risks corrupting the EndNote citations.
5.If you are using footnote styles, your word processor controls the numbering and placement of the footnote and EndNote controls the formatting. So you will first need to insert the footnote using your word processor, then insert the EndNote citation into that footnote.
6.EndNote provides five ways of importing references:
- Online search
- Direct export
- Importing text files
- Importing PDF files
Through the Capture button in EndNote Web, which can import one record at a time into either an EndNote or an End-Note Web library.The method you use will depend on which databases you need to work with. Talk to your librarian about searching online databases. They can tell you which databases you have available to you and the best way of searching them.
7.Online search uses the Z39.50 Internet protocol, a standard protocol that was developed just for searching and retrieving bibliographic data. It has limitations.
- It does not work through proxy servers.
- It does not use the same port your browser uses.
- It is not the same protocol your browser uses.
8.EndNote can be customized.
9.For collaboration, use the EndNote Web feature set in EndNote to store references online where your entire project team can access them.
10.Back up your EndNote Libraries.
Mac’s latest OS has added additional security features that favors Apple App Store purchases. We encountered this previously when installing Pharos printers in Mountain Lion. To successfully install Endnote X5 and X6 in Mountain Lion, preform the following tasks before attempting to launch Endnote for the first time.
- Go to the Mac’s Systems Preferences, usually in the Dock at the bottom of the screen (gears icon).
- Click on “Security & Privacy”
- Click on the “Lock” icon to make changes, authenticate with your computer login password.
- Change the preference “Allow applications downloaded from:” to “Anywhere”.
- Click the warning box stating that choosing “Anywhere” can make your Mac less secure. You can go back and change the setting after Endnote installs.
- Now you can click the Endnote_X# installer, drag the installer to the Apps folder and click on the Endnote X# icon to install and launch Endnote X# for the first time.
The University Library recently purchased 1-year memberships with 2 publishers of open access journals: BioMed Central (BMC) and Hindawi. These memberships provide for reduced costs to LLU authors who have articles accepted for publication in the open access journals by these publishers. The Library has had numerous requests from faculty and staff over the last few years to consider supporting LLU authors who publish in open access publications. Hindawi and BMC have been the most requested. BioMed Central publishes over 200 online journals, across the whole spectrum of biology and medicine. Hindawi publishes over 300 peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. Please read below for more details on each membership.
For BMC, the University Library purchased the Supporter Membership which allows LLU authors to get a 15% discount on the article-processing charges of all research articles accepted for publication in journals published by BioMed Central, Chemistry Central and SpringerOpen.
Go to: http://www.biomedcentral.com/inst/52905 and find LLU’s own member page. You will see a listing of all the publications in BioMed Central journals by researchers from our institution – and information about how to submit your research.
When submitting a manuscript, either via a journal home page or via http://www.biomedcentral.com/manuscript/, you will be identified as belonging to a member institute and automatically granted the 15% discount on article processing charges if you are within our institution’s firewall. If you are at home or at an external terminal when submitting your paper, you can still claim this discount by stating your affiliation with LLU.
The University Library purchased Hindawi’s Institutional Membership program for 12 months beginning 9/1/2012. All the articles submitted by any author from LLU and accepted for publication in any of Hindawi’s journals during this period will not be subject to any Article Processing Charges. When submitting articles to any of Hindawi’s open access journals be sure to tell them that LLU has an institutional membership! For a listing of Hindawi journals, please see http://www.hindawi.com/.
Visit LLU’s institutional web page at http://www.hindawi.com/institutions/llu.edu/ where you will see articles published by LLU authors in Hindawi journals along with LLU faculty and staff who serve on Hindawi editorial boards and have reviewed one or more articles for Hindawi journals in the past couple of years.