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EndNote Online: Adding References

  1. This is the layout of the Endnote Online screen.

  2. The main areas are highlighted, but most of what you will need to do in Endnote is in the tabs along the top of the page
    You can get references directly from mySearch.

  1. To get a reference click on the folder icon next to the title of the article you want so it turns yellow.
  2. Then click on the folder icon on the top of the page.
  1. Select the articles you want, or select all.

  2. Press export then select Direct Export to Endnote Web to proceed.

  3. Endnote Web should open with your new references in Unfiled. You may have to log in if you havn't done so already..
For getting the details of books into Endnote it is best to either search from Endnote itself (see below), or to direct export from the Library Catalogue

  1. When you have found a book on the library catalogue you want to reference, select Save

  2. You will have several options, but select Endnote Web
  1. You can get references into Endnote from most databases. Here on Google Scholar you select the speech marks under any article..

  2. Then select RefMan even though there is an option that says Endnote. This will download a RIS file, which it will let you send straight into Endnote..
You can search for resources from inside Endnote itselft. This is a useful way of getting a particular book reference into your Endnote library.

  1. Go to Collect and select Online Search You can search in the British Library's catalogue for book records, but to search in BU's library go to Favourites and select Bourne U from the dropdown list, You can make it a favourite so it's quicker next time

  2. Enter the details of the book you want to add - you can set the boxes to search for Authors, titles etc. .

  3. Select the result you want, then choose the group you wan to add it to from the drop down list (or in unfiled), and it will be sent into your library automatically .
You can always create a reference from scratch when you have a resoruce and you can't find any details online, or when you are referencing websites

  1. Click on Collect and then New Reference. This opens a bank set of fields for you to create a reference from scratch.

  2. Make sure you select the right sort of recourse (book, journal etc). You only need to fill in the fields you need for your refernce. Enter names with a surname first and then the first name.
**If you are entering the name of an organisation, enter the full name followed by a comma, e.g. Bournemouth University,
Endnote can work with lots of different referencing styles such as BU Harvard, APA 6th and Chicago. There are different ways to set your style within endnote which you can learn more about in making a reference list or in using Endnote with Word

There is general guidance for using BU Harvard - you can find out more here.
  1. You can attach a pdf copy of an article to a reference using the paperclip icon.

  2. Select Choose File and select your pdf.
  1. Go to FormatBibliography and you will have the options shown on screen one. For References select the group you want, unfiled or all the references in your library.

  2. Select Favourites to find your style (look for Harvard Bourne U not BU Harvard) and copy it to favourites so it will show every time.

  3. Select the rich text format as shown on image 1, and then ,b>Preview and Print and you should get a preview of a bibliography you can copy and paste.


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You can use groups to arrange your references. A reference can be in many groups at the same time, and when you delete a group you don't lose any of the references inside it.

  1. Select Organize and Manage My Groups to add, delete or organise groups for your references. .

  2. Select New Group to start adding groups and arranging your library.