The Find Reference Updates function searches to see if updated information is available for references in your EndNote library. This is especially useful for PDF records without a DOI or records from Google Scholar where the URL is not exported into EndNote.
A Smart Group can be set up so references which match certain search criteria are automatically added to the group.
Your new Smart Group will appear under the Group Set with any existing references which match the search. When new references that fit the search criteria are added to the library they are automatically added to that group.
To edit the search terms for the Smart Group:
To avoid unnecessary complications and corruption of your library, we strongly recommend that you have only one EndNote library. If you have multiple EndNote libraries you can merge them by importing one library into another. To do this:
Important note: Before merging your libraries, it is a good idea to make a backup copy of the library into which you are transferring references.
EndNote automatically saves references as you add them to your library so you do not need to save your library each time you exit the program. However, it is advisable to save a back up library in a separate location (such as to a USB) so that you don't lose all your work if you encounter issues with the program or your computer.
Do not use the Save a Copy option in EndNote as this can lead to unnecessary complications with multiple libraries and data files being created.
When using some referencing styles, EndNote will change the capitalisation of the title field to match the requirements of the style. If the title includes abbreviations, acronyms, chemical formulas etc. these may be formatted incorrectly e.g. DNA may display as dna or Dna. To ensure these terms display with the correct capitalisation: