If you are reading this then it is assumed that you have already completed 'Step One' (downloading and installing the EndNote® Trial Version) as directed on this page.
If not, please click here now to do so.
If you HAVE already installed the EndNote® catalog program, below is the step-by-step setup process for using it to view the Amphicar.net Library Catalog. You might want to click here to print out these instructions if you're new to this kind of thing.
PLEASE NOTE: These instructions were written for the old EndNote® Version 3. Since they are presently shipping EndNote® Version 6, some particulars such as directory names may vary slightly, but the overall concept remains the same:
here and choose the "Save Target As..." function to download the "Amphicar.enl" file into the sub-directory of your EndNote® installation called "Examples" (ie. C:\Program Files\EndNote Demo\Examples\...). This is your Amphicar.net Library Catalog data. This file is updated more or less monthly and made available here on this page and also through links on both the Amphicar.net "Library" and "News" pages. In future, you can update your Amphicar.net Library Catalog by simply downloading and overwriting the old Amphicar.enl file with the new version right in that same sub-directory. Please note: Whenever downloading the Amphicar.enl file, you should always put the name of the file in quotes in the Save File As box, so that it looks just like this: "Amphicar.enl". Depending on your computer's overall file management setup, this will keep some setups from adding an unneeded extra .enl to the file name during the download, rendering the file invisible to the EndNote® program. If you've breezed too quickly through these instructions, missed the aforementioned tip about the quote marks, and already downloaded the file (say, as an update), and EndNote® tells you it doesn't work for any reason, then find the file named Amphicar.enl.enl on your hard drive, rename it to just plain Amphicar.enl and all should be well.
A COUPLE OF TIPS FOR USING THE CATALOG...
Pressing <Ctrl><G> on the keyboard at the same time while viewing some of the "Internet-linked" catalog records (ones with an entry in the item's "URL" field, at the very bottom) will automatically start up your web browser and bring one directly to the site or file indicated. You can also do this by choosing "Edit-->Launch URL" from the pull-down menus up top. You will be reminded of this very handy feature in notes found in relevant Amphicar.net Library Catalog records, such as the one for "King-- of the sportscars", in: Cavalier (August 1961). This feature is likely to become increasingly important as more and more scans and translations of articles and other items are made available on the Internet, particularly in the "Members Only" area of the International Amphicar Owners Club.
At just about 200 items, the Amphicar.net Library Catalog is still a little sparse, sure. As of August 2002 the Amphicar.net Librarian still has a pile of at least 100 personally-collected items to add to it, not to mention the International Amphicar Owners Club Archives now in the Librarian's safekeeping, so you will want to keep up with the monthly updates made available here and also through links on both the Amphicar.net's "Library" and "News" pages. Sparse as it is, it is still the most extensive bibliographic catalog of amphibious vehicle related information available anywhere in the world.
If you have real problems getting the EndNote® program to work, you can contact the vendor's tech support staff by clicking here. You can also drop the Amphicar.net Librarian a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. But seeing as how the Librarian is thoroughly swamped with backlogged cataloging, please do at least try to sort it out on your own first, OK? Those having the slothful temerity to cavalierly lob off some lame elbow-typed missive in the direction of the Librarian asking, "hOw dowhlod endnot?" or any other such similarly curt hallmark of irrecoverable silliness will likely either just have their email "accidentally" deleted, or, if the Librarian's hairbun is cranked up so especially tight that severe crankiness has resulted, and it's clear you need a "time out" from grownups and the online world, then the hapless miscreant may well receive just retribution in the form of a reply containing an extraordinarily venomous version of the terrifying and omnivorous 'Good Times' computer virus, which will leap snarling from their computer's hard drive to cause stuttering and male pattern baldness in their beloved household pets, regardless of sex or species, before running off into the night to go work under their name at a toll booth on the New Jersey Turnpike, where it will mock the Pope and pass wind and Canadian coinage to hapless motorists.
Bottom line: If you're really that new to the 'net that you don't know the basics, such as how to download a file or install a program, then please visit this excellent tutorial site. Don't bug the unpaid and overworked Amphicar.net Librarian just because you can't find the 'any' key on your keyboard (Hint: It's near that 'cupholder' thingamabob that pops out when you press the button).
~ Thus endeth the Amphicar Library FAQ ~