EndNote for Medical Writers: A Word Witch Seminar for Aspiring and Intermediate Users

Date, time: 24 March 2019, Noon to 3 PM

Location: Michael’s at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

Cost: $30

Register: Sign up and pay by noon March 20, 2019 using Eventbrite

Presentation: EndNote is a database application for capturing, storing, displaying, and formatting bibliographic information in ways that are useful in the development of scientific content of many types. The objective of the seminar is to build familiarity with the basic functionality of EndNote and with how that functionality fits into the medical writing workflow.

We will first tour the EndNote interface and explore the many ways the interface can be customized and simplified to suit the user’s purposes.

We will then use an existing library to generate a reference list for inclusion in a Word document. The information presented will prepare the user to grasp the complexities of the advanced EndNote feature Cite While You Write. (CWYW itself is beyond the scope of this 1-hour seminar.)

We will then explore the on-line search functions through which a user builds a library. For documents typically of interest to medical writers, much of the bibliographic information can be downloaded from publicly accessible databases, such as PubMed and the Library of Congress.

Attendees who attain the learning goals of this seminar will be well placed to explore for themselves the advanced features of EndNote.

Presenter: Maggie Norris, BSc, ELS, has been a professional writer in the medical products industry and an active member of AMWA Northern California for more than 20 years. Under her alter ego of the “Word Witch,” she has led original seminars in the use of advanced features of Word in complex documents since 2005. This is the first Word Witch seminar on EndNote.

Lunch Menu: Creative Salad Bar (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options): Mixed greens with diced turkey, ham, and salami. Cheeses, tomatoes, marinated vegetables, pesto pasta salad, rolls and fruit compote. Coffee and tea will be available.

Transportation: Since the location is not near public transit, carpooling is encouraged. Anyone interested in offering or receiving a ride, send an email to [email protected] indicating your location. We’ll attempt to match you up.

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