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Endnote: Collecting References

Direct export

EndNote Export is a process which facilitates the transfer of references from a Web-based resource directly into EndNote.

For Queensland Health staff, these resources include the EBSCO databases available on CKN - Medline, PsycInfo, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, SocIndex, Health Policy Reference Centre.

You can directly export single references from Google Scholar.  Go to Google Scholar Preferences and change the setting for Bibliography Manager to show links to importing citations into Endnote

You will also find that most journal web sites provide a method for direct export of single citations.


Manually adding data

There are times when you will not be able to import a citation into Endnote and will therefore need to manually enter the required data.

Comprehensive instructions may be found by looking in the Help file of your EndNote program under "Entering and Editing References"

An outline of how to enter data into an EndNote reference is also included in Chapter 4: Entering a reference of the User Guide:

The single most important message to take away from the instructions is to select the type of reference (journal article, book chapter, web site, etc.) before you start entering the data.  Not selecting the correct type of reference will affect the output of your reference.

Importing Data from PubMed

This video outlines four different ways to import data from PubMed into EndNote.

Working with PDFs

This video will guide you through manually adding PDFs to citations, importing PDFs, and annotating PDFs.