In this section we are going to look at the essentials of managing references in your library.
The right hand panel of your EndNote library contains two sections. The top half gives you the option to edit the record and if a document is attached, to open the document. The bottom section allows you select and preview a referencing style.
You can select and preview your referencing style in the bottom right section of the preview panel. You can select different styles from the drop down menu. A few styles will be offered initially and more are available if you click on 'Select Another 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,
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.
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 is indicated in the left pane
To remove all 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), right click on the reference and click on Open URL (not Open URL Link) to go to the full text online. You will find the full text available in online format rather than as a document (unless there has been a reason the document couldn't be harvested, in which case you could now add it manually (see above)).