Now you have EndNote set-up, you will start putting references into your library.
Each reference record consists of a series of fields that describe the reference: title, author, publisher etc. You can fill in these fields manually but it is quicker and easier to use one of the below methods to import the information from another source.
Which import method is best?
|Resource Type||Best import method|
|Cases||Manually create reference|
|Legislation||Manually create reference|
|Journal Articles||Export from database
Import a PDF
|Books and ebooks||Export from library catalogue|
Australian parliament reports: Export from Trove Australia
Law Reform Commission reports: Export from Trove Australia
|Treaties||Manually create reference|
Note: If your imported document has a DOI, EndNote will fill in the reference details for that source. Otherwise, it will create a blank reference record with the pdf attached, and the file title as the reference title
EndNote's 'Find Reference Updates' feature can often find the details of your reference automatically, so you don't need to manually type in each document's details. However, if your document does not contain a unique DOI (which most legal publications don't) EndNote can't find the reference details for your document without a bit of prompting. The easiest method is to:
Many journal databases will generate an EndNote reference record automatically. This is particularly useful if you add references and PDFs to EndNote while you research.
The export option will be in a different place in each database, but look for terms like 'export', 'save' or 'cite'. Some databases will list EndNote as an export option, if this is not available, look for the option to download an RIS file.
NB Lexis Advance Pacific, Westlaw AU and AustLII do not offer a reference export feature. If your document came from one of these sources, you will need to create a reference record manually.
NB You will need to check your reference for unnecessary capitalisation of surnames, journal titles etc
Most large institutional libraries, including UTAS, will allow you to export the citation details of any item in their catalogue.
Sometimes, you will need to install a Filter that allows EndNote to correctly read the data file provided by the library. For more information on Filters and to download the UTAS Library filter, click on the link below:
If you are citing an item that came from the UTAS library, you can export the item's reference details from the library catalogue.
Trove searches across materials held in nearly every Australian library, and can be used to export the details of Parliamentary documents, Government department reports, Government Gazettes, news articles and many other sources, across State and Federal jurisdictions.
Most large libraries will give the option to export the reference from their public catalogue. Look for terms like 'export' 'save' or 'cite'. If EndNote is not offered as an option, look for RIS or XML.
Below is an example from the British Library:
If you have imported a PDF where the reference details did not copy to the appropriate fields in EndNote, you can complete these fields manually.
To create the reference record for a pdf you have imported:
Selecting a Reference Type:
To create a reference without an attached PDF: