To open a new reference, either click on the New Reference icon, select References > New on the menu bar, or use CTRL-N. Once you have opened a new reference:
The examples below use APA style, but the tips will help you keep your library consistent regardless of the style you use.
Direct importing allows you to download the reference information you need from the database or catalogue you use to search for sources. You can import references from ECU WorldSearch, Google Scholar, and most databases using any browser. This is usually found under a "Cite" or "Export" option, and will download a file that usually has a .ris or .enw extension.
Open the file, and specify that you would like to open it with EndNote.
When you import references into your EndNote library, they will first appear in a group called Imported References. This group will show only the references added in your last import, and provides an excellent opportunity to proof-read these references and make any changes you need to make to ensure that your references are accurate and complete. All references, regardless of what groups they appear in, are always available to view through All References.
EndNote has been programmed to work with a large number of styles, which means that it is not always set up to work perfectly with any one specific style. You might find that the fields do not use the labels your referencing style uses, and you do not need to include any more information in your EndNote library than is required by the referencing styles you use.
Occasionally, the field or reference type you're looking for in EndNote does not actually exist. However, there is usually a workaround that will allow you to display your references correctly in your document.
We encourage testing different fields and checking the formatted preview to see if it looks the way you expect for your style.
If you're having trouble finding the right field, reach out to the library (firstname.lastname@example.org) with an explanation of what you're trying to do, and we should be able to assist you.
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Noongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Noongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.