EndNote is a powerful software program that helps you organise and format references. UWA students and staff can download it for free.
However ultimately you are still responsible for ensuring that EndNote is correctly formatting references. See the UWA EndNote Guide to download the software and find training materials.
For your references to display correctly you may need to update the IEEE style (Depending on your EndNote version). Download the latest version of the IEEE EndNote style at https://endnote.com/style_download/ieee/. For instructions on how to install a new style into your EndNote library, see the STYLES in EndNote page of the UWA EndNote guide.
There are some small details of the IEEE referencing style that will need to be edited manually when using EndNote. Follow the steps below when checking and correcting your references.
View the output in your Word document to make sure it is formatted correctly -- if not go back to the Suffix field in EndNote and make the corrections there.
Remember not to edit EndNote references by typing directly into Word – this can potentially corrupt your Word document. If any features of a reference need adding or removing, edit the reference within your EndNote Library, then Update Citations in Word.
The IEEE publications use abbreviated journal titles. See these detailed instructions to use abbreviated titles in EndNote here. IEEE is primarily used for IEEE-published titles. To see their documentation visit:
You can also use the CAS Source Index (CASSI) Tool in some instances to generate the appropriate abbreviation for the journal you are referencing if it falls outside the sphere of IEEE publications. Another location to check is Ulrichsweb global serials directory which may list the official abbreviation for the journal title. If you are unable to locate the abbreviated name for a journal title spell out the name of the journal title in full.
This video outlines the process to import a journals term list into an EndNote library. For IEEE the 'Chemical' or 'Physics' lists would be most suitable:
Note: In many cases you will need to edit the journal titles manually.