EndNote 2. Setting up your EndNote library

EndNote 2. Setting up your EndNote library


In this second screencast in our EndNote series
I would like to show you how to set up a new library in EndNote, and how to set your preferences
and download relevant styles Go to File, New to create a new library. The
default location is your documents folder and this is recommended. Name the library.
The first thing to do is just to check your preferred layout. Explore the options, for
PC users the icon is in the bottom right hand corner. For MAC users there is a layout icon
near the top right hand corner. To edit your preferences for PC users go to Edit, Preferences
for MAC users use EndNote, Preferences. The preference you need to change immediately
is the pdf handling option. We recommend the author plus year, select OK. The next important
thing to do is to change or to make sure you have the relevant referencing style. EndNote
will display half a dozen common styles but these won�t necessarily be the ones you
need to use for SCU. Some styles that we have available are listed on our EndNote Libguide
and this can be accessed from the SCU Library page, the URL is at the top of the screen.
Select the Styles tab in the left hand column, you can see we have a number of styles displayed,
some have the SCU tag, this is where we have adapted a style to suit our own requirements.
To save the style click on the link and open the file, you may be prompted to choose a
program and in this case choose EndNote and select OK, and you do want to open the file
not save it at this point. The style will open in EndNote go to File, Save As. I remove
the word copy from the end of the file name and select Save. I already have this style
I am just going to replace it. Close down the style window, don�t close
down EndNote itself, and then come to the Style Selector and choose Select another style
and look for the style name. We downloaded the APA 6th SCU style. Select Choose and that
style will now appear in your main menu. Depending on whether you are using an SCU style or a
particular journal style, there are thousands to choose from and these can be downloaded
as I mention from our SCU Libguide or there is an EndNote website they can be downloaded
from. In the next screencast we will look at creating
new records in our EndNote library.

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