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Endnote Online

Adding References

There are 3 ways to add references to Endnote Online.

1.  Type the information in manually.

2.  Import the data from a library database such as PsycInfo or Proquest Central. (See the tab on Importing References)

3.  Do an Online Search in a library catalog such as Lesley U. or Library of Congress. (See the tab on Online Search)

Add a Reference Manually

1.  Open Endnote Online.  Choose the Collect tab and click New Reference.

2.  Choose the Reference Type from the drop down menu to match the citation you wish to add.  For example, choose “Journal Article” or “Book”.  Endnote Online will offer the appropriate information fields based on your choice of reference type.

3.   Enter the information about your reference into each field.  Fill in as much information as you know.  It is all right to leave some fields blank if you don’t have the information.  See the Tips below.

4.  Create a group and save your reference to it.

Tips on Entering Fields

Enter the information about your reference into each field.  Fill in as much information as you know.  (It is all right to leave some fields blank if you don’t have the information.)

Author names -- enter as lastname, firstname

  • Enter multiple authors on separate lines
  • Enter the complete first name if you know it.  If you have only initials for the first name, be certain to put a period & space between the initials.
    ex: White, Jason Stanley  or  White, J. S.
  • For corporate authors, put a comma after the entity
    ex: U.S. Department of Education,
  • For authors with titles, enter Last, First, Title.
    ex: Smith, John, Jr.

Titles -- Enter titles as you would for APA format. (Endnote will correctly capitalize words for MLA format, but cannot always remove capital letters for APA format.) 

  • Journal Titles - Capitalize all major words in the journal title
    ex: Journal of Marketing
  • Article Titles - Capitalize first word, proper names, first word following a colon
    ex: History of supermarkets: Paper or plastic
  • Book Titles - Capitalize first word, proper names, first word following a colon
    ex: Charles Dickens: A history of 19th century literature

Years -- always enter 4 digits.  Or use in press, n.d., etc, when appropriate.

Page ranges may be entered 1112-1119 or 1112-9.

Place Published -- For APA format enter the city and state abbreviation

  • New York, NY
  • Chicago, IL

    Dates should be entered as you wish them to appear in your references.  Endnote does not reformat dates! (May 10  or Spring)

    Labels -- a great field for entering your own keywords about an item.

    Research Notes -- This text box at the bottom of the screen is great for your notes and comments about the item.  If you are writing an annotated bibliography, Endnote will pull the content of this field for the annotation.

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