EndNote X2 is a useful application whose main purpose is to assist you in creating comprehensive records of your research materials, regardless of their nature, enabling you to create bibliographies for your theses in just a few moves.
The program is very user-friendly, featuring a basic and unimpressive interface, that makes it quite approachable even for the least experienced of users. If functions much like a library catalog, letting you search through it, add new entries, edit existing ones or remove them.
EndNote X2 allows you to categorize your records on various sections and groups, so you can find the book or article you are after, without having to waste too much time browsing through its contents. At the same time, the 'Quick Search' function helps you locate the right item with just a keyword.
The utility enables you to open an existing library or create a new one, to which you can add and modify items. In order to create new entries, you need to input several details about it, such as 'Reference Type', where you can select from various options, like 'Journal Article', 'Book', 'Patent', 'Web Page', 'Thesis', 'Report', 'Equation', 'Electronic Book', 'Manuscript', 'Blog', 'Dictionary', 'File or Broadcast', 'Computer Program', etc.
Other relevant information refers to the 'Author', 'Year', 'Title', 'Volume', 'Issue', 'Pages', 'Date', 'City', 'ISBN', 'URL', 'File Attachments', 'Translated Author', 'Language' and many others. However, not all fields have to be completed, only the ones important for you or the ones you know.
Moreover, EndNote X2 allows you to perform online searches in the 'Library of Congress', 'LISTA (EBSCO)', 'Web of Science' and many other public websites, with the possibility of accessing their available materials, on condition that you have an Internet connection.
To conclude, EndNote X2 is a helpful piece of software that enables you to keep track of all your source materials, the ones you own, used, borrowed or can be found online.
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