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Library - A Beginner's Guide to EndNote 21: Adding references

Explore the capabilities of EndNote and enhance your research journey through our detailed LibGuide, packed with expert tips, tutorials and effective bibliography management strategies.

Creating your library

General steps for exporting directly from the databases

  • Once you have your search results - look for a way to mark the references you want to export to Endnote.
  • This might be to tick a box next to each reference.
  • You might have the option to allocate references to a saved list or folder.
  • Next, look for a way to export the references to Endnote You might have an option called Export, Send to, Reference Manager, Cite, or Download.
  • Finally, ensure you choose the right file type for the exported references . You might be able to choose which reference software you are exporting to - choose Endnote You might only have a file type to choose from - in this case, the most common file type for Endnote is .RIS - but other file types will work - you might have to just give it a try. 
  • NOTE: In some browsers, when your file downloads it will open automatically in Endnote and your references will appear in your library If this doesn't happen, locate the file in your Downloads folder and open it with Endnote.

Guides for exporting references from different platforms

UJoogle: a Google-like search engine that searches multiple resources that the library has in its collection in a single click.

EBSCOhost: an online platform database that provides access to a vast collection of multi-disciplinary databases, offering users a wide range of scholarly articles, journals, magazines and other research materials across various fields and subjects.

Scopus: a multi-disciplinary database that includes a broad spectrum of disciplines, incorporating scholarly articles, conference proceedings and patents.

PubMed: a free and publicly accessible database that primarily focuses on biomedical and life sciences literature.

Google Scholar: a freely accessible web search engine provided by Google that specifically focuses on scholarly literature such as articles, theses, books, conference papers and patents.

EndNote 21 (Windows) guide: manual reference entry

Using the EndNote 21 plug-in to insert citations and a reference list

Editing references (Windows)