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EndNote: Typing in references

Manage references and citations in your writing and research

Typing in references

For databases that are not compatible with Endnote, and for entering details of hardcopy items you may have in your files but you cannot find references for in a database, you will need to use the manual entry feature of Endnote.

Comprehensive instructions may be found by looking in the Help file of your EndNote program under "Entering and Editing References"

An outline of how to enter data into an EndNote reference is also included in the EndNote Online User Guide  - see Chapter 4: Entering a reference

Manual Data Entry

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