I have been trying EndNote out for a few weeks. It seems like a nice system, except for one thing: The only reference library it works with is the Library of Congress. The other reference libraries EndNote ships with either require passwords, or just don’t contain anything useful (I’m a technical writer, most of my references are in generally published books on things like project management, economics, etc.)
Am I right that EndNote is pretty much only useful for some very specific, scientific verticals? I notice a lot of reference libraries for things like medical publications – not of use to me. There doesn’t seem to be a general reference library available (although I admit I haven’t tried every single library that ships with EndNote).
Unfortunately, the Library of Congress is 1) very slow and often times out on searches, and 2) doesn’t have everything in it. I had thought EndNote would be able to search some central published works database.