Before you start...
If you are using your own computer, make sure you have the latest versions of Word and EndNote installed. JCU computers will already have them installed.
Getting started with EndNote - Interactive tutorials from JCU
It is important to backup your library regularly in case anything goes wrong.
There are two ways to save a backup copy of your library:
First time users:
You have now created your new library, which ends with the file extension .enl. A folder named the same as your library and ends in .DATA will be created at the same time in the same folder. For more information see Note 4. below.
To open your library: File > Open Library
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EndNote has a small number of styles already loaded into the Style drop-down menu, but you can find more styles and add them to the quick list. Drop down the Styles and choose "Select Another Style...", you will then be able to look through the styles that come with EndNote to select the style you want.
Please note, EndNote X9 was released before APA and AMA upgraded to their latest versions, so APA 7th and AMA 11th are not available as part of the downloaded EndNote package. You will need to download these styles separately (as you will for other styles like AMA 10th and Harvard) before they can be searched for by choosing "Select Another Style..." See instructions below.
Many of the styles in EndNote aren't quite right, and may require modification. We recommend familarising yourself with the style before using EndNote so you can see if the style needs to be modified.
The University of Queensland has also created some styles for Australian Journals.
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Duplicates can cause problems in documents such as references appear twice in your reference list.
To search for and delete duplicates:
Use the Change/Move/Copy tool to add, delete or change the information in a field across multiple records at once.
This can be useful to add information to a group of references you have just imported with details such as the Name of Database, Access Date or search strategy.
It can also be a quick way to change the case in all the titles in your references - for example changing all titles to Sentence case (as required by APA, Harvard and AMA referencing). *Remember that you will need to change any proper nouns such as place names back to Title case.
To access this tool:
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The latest version of EndNote (X9) has some errors in the APA style installed with the software.
Please download the new version of the style below and install it using the instruction to the left.
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