There are various ways of adding references to your library. You can manually enter reference information or you can digitally transfer records from various electronic databases.
Correct data entry is essential for EndNote to work well.
Click References > New Reference (or use the New Reference icon).
1. Your main library window will change to a new empty reference template.
2. Choose the type of reference you are creating by selecting from the Reference Type drop-down menu.
3. Start typing reference details into corresponding fields by clicking on each field or by using the Tab key to jump to the next field.
4. Click the close button on the New Reference window. Note: if the library is expanded to the full window, click the grey cross, not the red cross.
5. Click Yes to save, No to discard, or Cancel to remain in the editing window.
Tick the Do not display this message again box then click Yes to have EndNote automatically save your records when closing.
Some text you enter will appear in red if this is the first time you have entered it. If there are existing records in your library EndNote will try to provide auto-complete suggestions as you type. Simply keep typing to over-write them.
Put each author on a new line and use the format of “Surname, First Name”. Be sure to include the comma.
If the author is an organization, include a comma at the end of the name (e.g. “Federation University,”). If your corporate author name includes a comma in the name itself, use two commas in place of the first comma (e.g. “Department of Agriculture,, Fisheries and Forestry” )
Generally avoid using any punctuation, labels, or text styles that are normally a part of a bibliographic style. EndNote will format the style automatically. However, include discipline specific styles (e.g. italics for species names) within the title field. EndNote will not alter any text within that title field.
References can often be downloaded directly into an EndNote library using a database’s Direct Export feature. This is the most commonly used method and is supported by many databases.
Some databases with this feature include EBSCOhost databases, Informit databases, Web of Science, Scopus, JSTOR, Science Direct, and the Cochrane Library.