March 4, 1998, Berkeley, CA - Niles Software, Inc. has announced a major upgrade to EndNote that allows users to search remote bibliographic databases on the Internet and includes better integration with electronic publications.
The First Search Client built into a Bibliographic Package
Currently researchers must go through a complicated multiple-step process to download references from online databases and import them into their personal bibliographic database. This process is complex because online searching must be done in one program, and the bibliographic tasks in another. EndNote 3.0 renders this multiple-step process obsolete by integrating the two functions into one program.
The new program will ship with more than 100 connection files that will instantly link the user to resources such as university card catalogs, the Library of Congress and more specialized databases such as MEDLINE, PsycInfo, and ERIC. To connect to any of these sources, the user simply opens the connection file and can begin searching, just as they would in their own EndNote database. This enables EndNote users to standardize on one interface to search for bibliographic data anywhere in the world without having to learn multiple search interfaces. Users simply drag and drop selected references into their local EndNote database