The EndNote Library
The EndNote Library is the file in which you save your references, whether you gather them using a Connection File or an EndNote Filter or enter them manually.
Once references are saved in the EndNote Library, you can customize the presentation of the saved data.
EndNote provides in the "Connection Manager" a list of Connection Files
already configured for access to Z39.50 servers
Most resources available through connection files are open library catalogs
To access vendor databases you need a username and password, which you most probably do not have.
The exceptions are:
PubMed, a free national medical database
The Ovid suite of medical databases to which Indiana University subscribes
If you can use a connection file, you may search for a number of terms in a number of fields, and EndNote will allow you to add additional search boxes to the basic two-box default.
Most databases, however, will not be available for searching with a connection file (even if they are listed in the "Connection Manager" files)
You will need to use import filters to transfer references to your EndNote Library
Searching and Saving
1. Consult EndNote's "Filter Manager" and look for the filter you will need to download records from the database you wish to search. Match the database with the vendor subscription for Indiana University. (Different vendors offer versions of ERIC, PsychINFO and other databases) If you do not find the filter you need, go to EndNote's support and look for the filter in the filter list.
2. The Filter will tell you what options to choose when you prepare to save data from your search
3. Search the database (America History and Life, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts...)
4. Select the appropriate options for saving data as recommended by the chosen filter
5. An example of options in American History and Life (ABC-Clio databases):
6. After saving the data from the database, click on the browser save button and choose "Save as".
7. Select a directory in which to save the file
8. Select text file (.txt)
9. Save as: [filename]
With the saved data, you are ready to import the references into your
bibliography (your EndNote Library)
1. Open the EndNote Library into which you wish to import the data
2. Select "Import"
3. Choose the file you wish to import
4. Choose the filter you need to import the data. If you have not already chosen the filter, find it through the "Filter Manager"
6. The records should now download into your bibliography.
You may save data from CD-ROMs as well as from networked resources.
Save the data from the CD-ROM to disk in the appropriate format and as a
text file. Import it with a filter for the database you have searched.
Some Databases have the "Direct Export" option
ISI products (the Web of Science: Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index) will prompt you to "Export to Reference Software," then display a box for the bibliographic managers (EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager) Choose EndNote. The data will save, then download automatically after you open an EndNote library.
Some databases prompt you to save in a bibliographic management format. Those databases include products from Ebsco and RLG (the Research Libraries Group, RLIN/Eureka databases). You will still need to use a filter to import the references into an EndNote Library
Remember that the most recent downloaded records always show first in EndNote. Click on "References," then "Show All" to display all the records in your bibliography.
If the filter does not appear on the EndNote Technical Support pages, you can often use the filter created for a similar database from the same vendor;
Some vendors offer assistance with bibliographic software on their help pages. Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA)explains filters and downloading at http://www.csa3.com/csa/HelpV5/bib.shtml:
Or, you may look for a filter created by an individual or institution. Many libraries have created filters for their users, and you can download them;
Or, you can create a filter of your own.
Remember that EndNote does not always prompt you to save, but it saves the data automatically when you exit a function.
2. Cut and Paste:
From annother document, you can cut and paste with "New" references and enter those references into the bibliography
3. You may transfer data from one EndNote library to another. And you may also transfer all the content of one EndNote library into another EndNote library.
1. Once you have imported references into your bibliography, you can present the bibliography in whatever style you need (Chicago, MLA, APA and other styles, including individual journal preferences).
2. The "Style Manager" lists all the styles available in EndNote
3. Select the style you wish to format the references you have collected.
4. The format will remain in effect until you change to another.
5. You may personalize the style you have selected.
For example, if you wish to add annotations to the standard APA
style, edit the APA style. Under "Bibliography" chose "Layout"
and "Insert Field". Insert a "tab" to align the annotations beneath
the citations (rather than continuing a line).
Insert "Notes," and the annotations you have added to the notes field when editing references will appear beneath the standard APA style citation.
You may also create your own Style, just as you might create your own Connection File or Filter
Imported records are not always perfect, so you may need to edit the information for poorly configured records, typographical errors or some stylistic preference, like changing "&" to "and."
To Edit records:
Remember that EndNote will not prompt you to save the edited record. It will save it, though, as you exit
You may also use edit to add information to the record in any of the fields, such as annotations in the notes field.
Prepare the output:
Output the bibliography directly from EndNote:
Output the bibliography as a Word Document:
You can also export the bibliography as a text file:
Cite While You Write
MicroSoft Word Add-in
To activate the Word Add-in:
Cite While You Write
With the Word Add-in you may insert citations and the bibliographic note as you write your paper
The EndNote has a built-in help files under "Help."
The EndNote program includes an EndNote Manual in PDF format.
Find the file EndNote5.pdf
Help is available on the Endnote Home Page
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