An EndNote record has fields that are used for creating a reference such as Author, Year, Title, etc. There are also other fields that are for your research notes and other data. The fields you need use to create the reference will depend on the reference type. Consult the relevant referencing manual on the CQUniversity Referencing Guides page to find out what you need to include in the reference.
Journal Article is the default Reference Type. Click on the arrow at the right of the Reference Type box to select a different reference type (e.g. Book, Conference Proceedings, Map, Web Page, etc.).
This example is for a journal article from a database since it is one of the most commonly used reference types. Other reference types use the same process, but different fields.
Your newly created reference will now appear in the reference panel of your EndNote library. See manually attaching a file to a reference for how to attach the file.
A printable copy of these instructions: Manually create a record for a reference (PDF)
The PDF of a document will generally not be automatically imported with a reference. You need to attach the file yourself.
Only PDF files will display as attachments with the paperclip icon in EndNote, but a number of other formats can also be attached.
A printable copy of these instructions: Manually attach a file to a reference (PDF)
Use this reference type for figures (diagrams, photographs, images, maps, graphs or charts, cartoons) stored as image files.
NOTE: Only the original caption will be displayed with your figure in the body of your document. Updating the caption in EndNote after inserting the figure will not change it in your document.
A printable copy of these instructions: How to create a Figure record and attach an image file (PDF).
When you open an EndNote record for a reference, you will find labelled boxes or fields to enter details such as author names into. When you manually create a reference, you copy and paste or enter the data into the fields yourself. When you export records from a database, the fields are automatically populated. All records exported from databases need to be checked to ensure that the data they contain is correct.
Some field entry is for your research notes, or to keep track of where you searched and what your search terms were, of to add keywords to the record. It uses fields that don’t appear in the reference or citation.
Below are some guidelines for field entry.
Notes and Abstract
A printable copy of these tips: Tips to manually enter or edit records in to your EndNote library (PDF)