Although you can create as many libraries as you like, it is strongly recommended that you keep all your references together in one main EndNote Library and organise your references using groups. This is the recommended best practice for managing your references long term, and will help you avoid unnecessary complexity when writing multiple papers, creating bibliographies or using your Library from more than one location.
Author, title, year of publication, publisher, place of publication. If the book has several publishers, choose the first one. The also applies to place of publication. If a book has several editions, you need to write which one you are using, for example 2nd, 4th and so forth
Title and author of the article, journal name, volume, issue and page numbers.
Title and author, year of publication, web address (URL), retrieval date and the latest update date.
Direct Export from a Database
Example: Direct export from ProQuest databases (eg.ProQuest Central, ProQuest Science Journals, ProQuest Research Library)
Export References from Library Search
Export References from Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a popular research literature search engine. The University Library collection can be accessed directly when searching Google Scholar via the University proxy. Searching this way will enable you to authenticate as a University of Sydney student or staff member and access full-text and/or Library holdings directly from your Google Scholar search results. To activate this feature, search Google Scholar via the Library Databases list.
You can use groups to sort references by subject or study field. Groups make it easier to keep track of your library’s references. A reference may be linked to several groups. Even though a reference is linked to a group, you will still find it in All References.
The left pane of the Library window lists all the Groups in the current Library
Group name from the list OR Highlight references you wish to add to the Group in the main window.
Drag and Drop the selected references onto the group in which you wish to place them.
Create from Groups
The Find Duplicates window highlights fields that contain non-matching text so you can quickly compare the records and remove duplicate references from your Library. This feature should ideally be used immediately after exporting new references to your Library, to avoid unnecessary complications when you use the Cite While You Write functions in Word.
EndNote allows you to insert references in a number of ways. Here are a few options.
Open Word (leave your EndNote Library open)
Type some text in your document and put the cursor where you want the reference to go
Open your EndNote Library OR In MS-Word select EndNote Tab
Click on the Go to Endnote button
Your EndNote Library will appear. Highlight the reference you want to insert
Click on the Insert Citation button in EndNote
You will be taken back to Word and the reference will be inserted into your paper.
Change Output Style in Word
In Word, on the EndNote tab, click the style drop down menu and select the required style from the list.
**Do not delete unwanted citations by highlighting and pressing the delete key on the keyboard **
Update Citation and Bibliography in Word
If you want to modify a reference that is already in your Word document you need to make the changes in your EndNote library first, then go to your Word document and use the Update Citations and Bibliography function:
Create a Standalone Bibliography in Word
Formatting your Bibliography
To change your Bibliography layout (font, font size & spacing):
Backing up your Library is essential if you are working on an important project or upgrading to a new version of EndNote. The easiest way to backup is by creating a compressed library.
You can compress your Library to save your complete Library (including the filename.enl file and associated .DATA folder) to a single compressed filename.enlx file for easy backup or to send a copy to a colleague. It is recommended that you include the date at the end of the filename for backup copies.
Periodically (or after every new addition if desired) create a new backup copy using compress library function then delete the old back up copy or date each backup.