How to Use EndNote 7 to Manage Your References and Citations
EndNote 7 is a powerful software that helps you organize your research, manage your references, and create citations and bibliographies in various styles. Whether you are writing a paper, a thesis, a dissertation, or a book, EndNote 7 can save you time and hassle by automating the process of referencing your sources.
In this article, we will show you how to use EndNote 7 to:
Import references from online databases and websites
Create and edit your own reference library
Insert citations and generate bibliographies in your word processor
Sync your library across multiple devices and share it with others
By the end of this article, you will be able to use EndNote 7 to manage your references and citations with ease and confidence.
Import References from Online Databases and Websites
One of the main features of EndNote 7 is that it allows you to import references from various online sources, such as academic databases, journals, websites, and more. This way, you don't have to manually enter the details of each source you use in your research.
To import references from online databases and websites, you need to follow these steps:
Open EndNote 7 and click on the Online Search mode button on the toolbar.
Select the online database or website you want to search from the drop-down menu. You can also click on More... to access more options.
Type in your search terms in the search box and click on Search.
Select the references you want to import from the results list. You can also preview the details of each reference by clicking on it.
Click on Copy to Local Library to add the selected references to your own library. You can also click on Save to save them as a separate file.
You can repeat this process for any online source you want to import references from. You can also import references from files that you have downloaded or received from other sources, such as PDFs, text files, or EndNote files. To do this, you need to click on File, then Import, then select the file type and location.
Create and Edit Your Own Reference Library
Once you have imported your references, you can create and edit your own reference library in EndNote 7. Your library is where you store all the references you use in your research. You can also add notes, attachments, keywords, and other information to each reference to make it easier to find and use later.
To create and edit your own reference library in EndNote 7, you need to follow these steps:
Open EndNote 7 and click on the Local Library mode button on the toolbar.
To add a new reference manually, click on New Reference, then select the reference type and enter the details in the fields. You can also attach files, such as PDFs or images, by clicking on Attach File.
To edit an existing reference, double-click on it in the library list. You can also right-click on it and select Edit Reference.
To delete a reference, select it in the library list and press Delete. You can also right-click on it and select Delete Reference.
To sort your references by different criteria, such as author, year, title, etc., click on the column headers in the library list. You can also drag and drop them to change their order.
To search for a specific reference or group of references in your library, use the Quick Search box at the top of the library window. You can also use the Show Search Panel button to access more advanced search options.
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