Creating bibliographies using EndNote
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- create a simple bibliography using EndNote.
This involves the use of an output style. An EndNote output style (often just referred to as a "style") is a piece of software that will format your references according to a specific bibliographical style.
100 commonly-used output styles are supplied with EndNote, so there is a good chance that you will find one suitable for your needs. If not, you can download additional styles at the Endnote site, or from the UNE Styles page. EndNote also allows you to create your own output styles or edit an existing output style.
Using an output style
Let's use an output style to produce a practice bibliography.
- To begin select any five references from the Sample_Library by clicking on each and holding down the Control key.
- Choose the Show Selected References command from the References menu. You should now only see those references selected. At this point, you could sort the references to ensure that they appeared in your bibliography in a specified order.
- Go to the Style menu on the EndNote toolbar and click on the down arrow. You will see a list of the four basic EndNote styles.
- Click on Select Another Style to open the longer list of output styles.
Figure 18: Endnote Styles
- Scroll down and click on the name of style you require. For the purpose of the exercise, click on the Science output style. You can also use the Find button to search for styles by style name, discipline or keyword.
- Click on the Choose button to select that style.
- This will return you to the Library window, with only your selected references showing.
- To generate a bibliography from these references, click on the Export icon from the EndNote Toolbar.
- In the Save as type box, click on the arrow to select Rich Text Format.
- Click on the Save button.
To view the bibliography, open your word-processing software and then use the Open command to view the document you have created.
You are now ready to proceed to the next part of the module: EndNote and Word.