Once you've installed and set up EndNote, you can start building your Library. The main ways of adding references to your Library are:
Create a new record and enter the references' details
Export from the library catalogue, databses, Google Scholar and more...
Import PDFs and let EndNote try and find the matching details for you
You have the option to manually create an entry in your library for any reference materials you can’t capture.
Allows you to mark items and export them into your EndNote library.
Use the 'Send To' options found on a record page, or click the " icon on the results page select 'EndNote desktop (RIS)' or 'EndNote web'. To export multiple items use the to save to Favourites then export.
Use the and select 'EndNote' OR add a direct 'Import into EndNote' link via menu > Settings > Bibliography manager change to 'Show links to import citations into' and select EndNote. To export multiple items you will need a Google Account, use the to save items to My Library then export
Please note, not all databases or platforms/websites will have an export option for Endnote.
Check for citation or share options.
In some cases, a 'direct export' option may not be available. Instead, you'll need to save your references to a file, then use an import filter to import the file's contents into your EndNote library.
When using Google Scholar, users may decide to trace resources back to the Library Collection using the ‘Fulltext at UniSA’ link.
If the user then downloads a citation from the Library Collection record, EndNote will prompt the user to ‘Choose An Import Filter’. Users should select the RefMan RIS filter.
NOTE: The filter will only need to be selected when accessing the citation in this way and not if the user has searched directly for the same resource in the Library Collection.
If the filter you require is not supplied with EndNote, search for it here:
This will only work 100% with PDFs which include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), it will not work on scanned copies of PDFs. For references that EndNote does not find the details, add some information e.g. author and title, learn to use the Find Reference Update option (see video in Edit references box below).
NOTE: PDFs are stored in the .data file associated with your EndNote library.
Three ways to import references from PDFs:
To import a single PDF that you have already saved to your PC:
To set up EndNote to automatically import references in this way:
After EndNote runs the import operation, EndNote creates a subfolder called Import within the Auto Import Folder. EndNote also saves a copy of each PDF to this folder. Please note that EndNote does not import PDFs from sub folders within the Auto Import Folder.
If your records are missing information e.g. DOI, volume/issue numbers use the Find Reference Updates option. EndNote will search for updates and display any found for you to review. You can then choose to update all fields, update empty fields or edit reference manually.
Note: If you have selected more than one reference, click the Skip button to skip a reference that you do not wish to update.
Note: All fields within the My Reference panel will display even if they are empty.
Term lists maintain consistency and accuracy in your EndNote library. To edit an Author's name or add an abbreviated journal title you can edit a term list or import a ready-made list.
'Open Term List' via the 'Library' menu and select a list. Once you have edited a term it will replace the original in the term list but will not change references in your library. Use the 'Find and Replace' via the 'Library' menu.
EndNote provides ready-made journal term lists, e.g. Bioscience, Chemical, Law, Medical and Humanities that can be imported into your library. Use this for output styles that requires abbreviated journal titles.