Librarian Holds Office Hours for EndNote X4 Help

A new version of EndNote TM citation management tool is now available for download by the UVM community. Before you’ve even had a chance to learn EndNote X3, X4 arrived just in time for the new school year. UVM community members may get the new version at

Dana Librarian Angie Chapple-Sokol MLS, has scheduled regular office hours for EndNote help on Tuesdays from 11 am – 12 noon. For best results call or email ahead to reserve the time, 656-9396. Drop-ins are also welcome.

The new X4 version is compatible with Windows 2010, the newest Windows operating system. Useful features of both X3 and X4 versions include:
• Fast startup—EndNote installs the 100 most popular styles to make Cite While You Write faster. You can easily select additional styles as needed.
• Import PDF files or a folder of PDFs directly to your library. Basic bibliographic data is extracted from most PDFs and you can even search the contents.
• Wildcards (*) expand searching within your personal library and in PubMed.
• Hyperlink between in-text citations and the bibliography in EndNote and Microsoft Word.
• Meets the complete APA 6th style requirements and offers customizable short forms for footnote styles.

Classes on using EndNote are scheduled at Dana Library (Main Conference Room) on these three Wednesdays at noon:

  • September 8 – Noon-1pm
  • November 10 – Noon-1pm
  • December 1 – Noon-1pm

Bring your EndNote questions to the Dana Library for individual assistance during Angie’s EndNote office hours or come to a class. She’ll provide instruction, solve a citation problem, and help you get your library of documents under control. Check out the revised EndNote LibGuide.

Technology Updates: EndNote X3, DynaMed, MedlinePlus, NIH RePORTer

EndNote X3 Now Available

UVM has made EndNote X3 available through their secure software download site. Enter your UVM NetID to be directed to a list of software available to you. Find EndNote X3 on the list and follow the directions.

New Features

  • Improved full-text downloading
  • EndNote Web account automatically included, with improved navigation and compatibility with Firefox 3.5
  • APA 6th edition style included

Need assistance?

DynaMed for iPhone

DynaMed, an evidence-based, point-of-care decision support tool similar to UpToDate but available remotely, can also be used on your iPhone. You must be affiliated with UVM or FAHC in order to use this service.

In order to put DynaMed on your iPod Touch or iPhone, you must first download Skyscape, a free app for the iPhone and iPod Touch from the App Store. Once in the Skyscape app, choose the Tools menu, then Install Resource.

You must now enter a serial number for DynaMed in the Skyscape Serial Number field. (Even though the name of the field is Skyscape Serial Number, you should enter a serial number for Dynamed.) Each user will have to obtain a unique serial number.  In order to get the serial number for DynaMed, send an email to requesting a DynaMed serial number. You must send the email from your UVM or VTMEDNET email account when requesting a serial number.  Explain that you would like a serial number to be able to use DynaMed on an iPhone or iPod Touch.

After you have entered that number in the Skyscape Serial Number field, click Continue and Skyscape will download DynaMed data and make it available to you from your home screen.

Skyscape also offers several free medical resources such as Archimedes Medical Calculator, Outlines in Clinical Medicine and RxDrugs Dosing Companion.

DynaMed can be used on other hand held devices such as Blackberries, Palm Pilots or Pocket PCs. Visit DynaMed at for further instructions. Again, you will need to obtain a serial number to use these features.

If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Desk at or 656-2201.

MedlinePlus Goes Mobile

MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) health information database for the community, now has a mobile version ( that allows you to easily access this popular resource on an iPhone,

Blackberry or other hand held device, anytime, anywhere. For more information, see the NLM’s FAQ that includes set up instructions.

NIH RePORTer Replaces CRISP Database

The NIH RePORTer (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) can be used to locate reports, data, and analyses of NIH Research Projects. The RePORTer website describes the tool:

To provide NIH stakeholders with quick and easy access to basic information on NIH programs, the NIH has created a single repository of reports, data and analyses, along with several tools for searching this database. A common classification scheme based on the traditional NIH budget categories is used to group similar reports. Several different filters can be applied to find information specific to a particular NIH Institute or Center, funding mechanism or topic of interest.

For more information about how to search this comprehensive database, see the FAQ section.

EndNote Office Hours


Dana is pleased to announce the addition of EndNote Office Hours. Bring your EndNote questions to the library for individual assistance. We will provide instruction, help solve a citation problem, or assist in getting your library of documents under control.

Mondays, 1-3 pm with Angie Chapple-Sokol,, 656-9396

Thursdays, 10:30 am-12 noon with Laura Haines,, 656-4143

For best results, call ahead to reserve the time, but drop ins are also welcome!

Take a class this month!

The following classes are offered at the Library in the month of March.

CINAHL® (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) has switched to a new interface. Find out how to search using CINAHL subject headings, and enjoy the many searching improvements included in this new version.
March 4, 2009
Search the Biomedical Literature with PubMed or OvidMEDLINE
Bring questions about search techniques for using this leading database of the medical literature.
March 18, 2009
Learn the basics of Endnote. This demonstration could include creating a list of references in Endnote, downloading records from online databases such as PubMed, creating a bibliography, or adding citations to a paper using Endnote and Microsoft Word. The last 15 minutes is reserved for in-depth questions.
March 25, 2009

Our workshops are open to UVM and FAHC faculty, staff and students.

We can custom design a workshop for you, for your class, or for your workgroup. Workshops can be held in the Library or in another more convenient location for you. Call 656-4415 or email for more information or to schedule a session. Workshops on these topics are readily available, or request a customized combination of topics.

Ovid Medline
Electronic Journal Troubleshooting
Evidence-Based Practice Tools
Navigating the Virtual Library
Citation and E-Journal Troubleshooting
MD Consult
Clinical Pharmacology
Advanced MEDLINE
Consumer Health on the Web
Web of Science

Questions? Call 656-2201, or send an email to

EndNote Class on Wednesday, November 19th

en-tagLearn the basics of EndNote. This demonstration could include creating a list of references in Endnote, downloading records from online databases such as PubMed, creating a bibliography, or adding citations to a paper using Endnote and Microsoft Word. The last 15 minutes is reserved for in-depth questions.

The Dana Medical Library offers training, troubleshooting and support in EndNote. For more information, contact the Dana Reference Desk at or 656-2201.