For details on what to add in the relevant fields for the different reference types open the appropriate pdf below.
At the References menu (top of the screen) choose New Reference or Control + N (Command + N for Mac users), or the icon for New Reference.
Use the drop down menu at Reference Type to choose the type of reference you require. The default option is Journal Article. Different reference types will show different fields.
There are different ways to populate the Author field:
To Save or Close, click on the inner x at the top right corner of the window or use Ctrl W. Select Yes to save.
Previewing your reference - Highlight your reference and click on the Preview tab to view how your reference appears in your selected style.
Editing your reference -You can edit in the Reference tab without having to open and close the reference. The changes are saved when you click on another reference.
Direct Export allows you to export a reference from the database directly into your EndNote library. Most databases offer this function. It is recommended that you use IE. Additional steps are required when using Chrome or Firefox. Generally, databases that have this export function, will display terms such as direct export, export directly to EndNote, export to reference manager etc.
The imported references will appear in a temporary window called Imported References. These references will disappear from here once a new set of references are imported or if the Library is closed. They will always remain under All References and under Unfiled.Check that all the required data has been imported correctly. To view the whole library, click on All References.
Mac users: The exported references will appear in the Downloads folder. Drag and drop the file into the EndNote icon on the dock.
Not sure how to export to EndNote from a particular database? See the following document:
For an individual reference:
In Google Scholar, before you start your search
Search results will now display a link to click this and then Open.
For multiple references:
Please be aware that during this process the URL is not transferred. A possible solution for this issue is to double click on the reference to open it and then click on the icon Find reference updates. Check to see if the URL is available under Available Updates and then click on Update All Fields.
When direct export is unavailable, filters can be used to import references into EndNote by converting them into an EndNote compatible format. Extra filters are available and can be downloaded from the EndNote website.
Mac users - Select your required filter and choose Save Linked File to "Downloads". The filter will now appear in your "Downloads" drag the filter file into your Filters folder which is located HD:Applications:EndNote:Filters.
For an individual reference
For multiple references
Note: Please check the references exported from the catalogue as they generally require editing.
Mac users: Use Firefox (preferred browser) or Chrome and NOT Safari when exporting from the Catalogue.
There are three different display modes in the EndNote toolbar:
Local Library Mode Online Search Mode Temporary Library Integrated Library & Online Search Mode
The default option is the Integrated Library & Onlinde Search mode.
For more information see:
EndNote uses connection files to allow you to search library catalogues e.g. Library of Congress, UWA and some databases from within EndNote e.g. Web of Science and PubMed.
Other connection files are available from: