In this section we are going to look at the essentials of managing references in your library.
In the top right corner of your library you will see three tabs; Reference, Preview and Attached PDFs
You can select and preview your referencing style in the main window, using the drop down menu (see screenshot). A few styles will be offered initially and more are available if you click on 'Select Another Style'. The Preview tab on the right of the screen allows you to preview the style. If you wish to add a style that does not already available through the 'Select Another Style' option, e.g. BU Harvard, you will need to add it manually (see our guidance).
To edit a reference, simply double click on the title of a reference and you will be presented with the editing screen. Click on a field to edit. Changes are auto saved generally but you can prompt a save by going File > Save, or you will be asked to save when you close the reference.
If you wish to edit a field but it does not appear, click on the gear wheel icon at the top right of the reference and toggle the Show Empty Fields / Hide Empty Fields option.
Duplicates are very common in an EndNote library and it is essential that you remove them. The process is quite straight forward.
To screen references individually
The number of duplicates to review in indicated in the left pane
To remove duplicates en masse
Managing duplicate identification
You can manage how EndNote identifies duplicates through by going to
Your references are categorised in the left pane of the library. 'All References' reflects all the references in your library. In the Groups section, you can create custom groups. There are three types of group, but the basic is the most useful.
Note: If you place a reference in a group, it does not remove that reference from All References, or create a copy of that reference. It is the same reference, with the same Record Number, just reflected in two places.
Note: If removing a reference from a group, make sure to choose the option to Remove Reference from Group, not Move Reference to Trash. If you remove to trash it will also remove it from All References.
Full text can be added for references, either by importing a file (usually a PDF) or by including a link to the full text online (not all full text is available as a file)
Import previously saved PDFs
To import a batch of PDFs previously saved to your computer see our section on Import locally saved PDFs
Where a URL has been added to the URL field in a reference, either manually by yourself or automatically using Full Text Finder (see Harvesting above), highlight the reference and click on the Open Link icon to go to the full text online