In this Learning Path section (5 mins):
Troubleshooting Checking References in your Endnote Library
If you have trouble with creating an Endnote library and adding a reference reach out for help via our AskUWA contact email.
Step 3: Checking Styles & References
Step 5: Managing your Endnote Library
UWA uses six main referencing styles and you will need to make sure the correct one has been selected. Check with your lecturer or supervisor about which style you should use for your documents.
Note: Search alphabetically by style name or use the "Quick Search"
Note: Mac users will find their STYLE MENU at the bottom of the RH Reference panel, as per the image in Changing your Layout
Endnote allows you to preview how your reference will output in the particular style you have chosen. It's a good way to check if you have all the correct reference elements included in the reference record and help you identify any corrections needed.
A reference is made up of key elements with some additional requirements based on the type of format and where the reference comes from - with different requirements for online and/or print items. Our Referencing Style Guide provides examples of these and links to further information.
|Example of MLA referencing guidelines for a journal article format|
1. Preview the reference and compare it to a similar format example within the referencing style type you will be using.
2. Note any missing elements of the reference you are comparing to and go to the original source if required to find the missing details
3. Open up the reference in Endnote (by double-clicking on it) and find the relevant field that has the missing details.
4. Make the correction and check the preview of the reference to make sure it is now formatting correctly.