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EndNote X9

Important Aspects of EndNote References

  1. Each EndNote reference stores the information required to cite it in a bibliography. Keywords, notes, abstracts, URLs and other information can be stored in a reference as well.
  2. EndNote automatically assigns a unique record number to each reference when it is added to a library. The record number never changes for that reference in that particular library. EndNote uses these numbers to format papers.
  3. There is no limit to the number of references you can add to an EndNote library.

Choosing the Right Reference Type

EndNote provides 52 defined Reference Types (such as Journal Article, Book, Conference Proceedings, and so on) as well as 3 additional unused reference types which you can customise your own. When you create a new reference, click the Reference Type list at the top of the Reference window and make sure you select the right reference type you need.

  • Use Book for books written by one or more authors.
  • Use Edited Book for books edited by one or more editors (whether they are books in a series or not).
  • Use Book Section for references to parts of edited or non-edited books (a chapter, for example, or one article in a published conference proceedings or encyclopedia).
  • The Conference Paper reference type is best used for unpublished papers. Articles that are published as part of the comprehensive conference proceedings should be entered as Conference Proceedings references.
  • Use the Electronic ArticleElectronic Book, or Web Page reference type for citing material from a Web page.
  •  If a journal article appears both online and in print, most style guides prefer that you use the print information and cite it as a regular Journal Article.
  • Email discussions should be cited as Personal Communications.
  • Use the "Chart or Table" reference type if you want to include an image and later insert that image as a table in Microsoft Word.