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This guide covers everything you need to know about getting started with EndNote.

EndNote for Research

Once you've populated your EndNote library with some references, you can use EndNote's more complex functions to add, change and develop your library.

  • Find Full-Text function: Find full-text searches for scholarly sources for a full-text PDF of your citation.  If the item is available via the ANU Library's subscriptions, it will be located and automatically appended to the citation record. However, this function only has approximately a 30% success rate. 
  • Find Reference Updates: This tool allows you to automatically search for bibliographic data which partially or wholly completes the citation records for which you may only have incomplete details. Once the relevant record has been located by the search function, it enables either the missing fields to be updated or the entire record to be updated and/or overwritten.
  • Annotate your PDFs: EndNote allows you to annotate your full-text PDFs from directly inside your EndNote 20 library. This functionality allows you to, highlight sections of text, underline and/or strike out passages of text, and add sticky notes in which you can record your thoughts, impressions, and ideas for use, all of which are retained within the PDF. Annotations and added notes are automatically saved within each PDF and remain within the document if these are shared online or via email.
  • Deduplicate: Duplicates are common, particularly if you are importing records from a range of different databases. It is a good idea to regularly run EndNote's de-duplicator through your library. 
  • Add and Edit styles: Often, Journals have their own referencing styles, or may require changes to an existing style. EndNote allows you to add new styles downloaded from journal websites, or edit existing styles to meet your specific requirements.
  • Sync and Collaborate: EndNote online allows you to share your library, or select groups, with others such as your supervisor or fellow researchers. This function also allows you to access your EndNote library from multiple devices.

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