The desktop version of EndNote has some advanced features, including storing, indexing and importing PDFs so that you can use it to organise your collection of documents.This section contains information on importing references into EndNote, working with styles and PDFs.
There are two main methods to get references into EndNote without typing them in. You can either connect to a database within EndNote or you can import references directly from a database. Choose from the list below to find details of the method you will need to use for many of the databases subscribed to at Swansea University.
You will always need to check your imported records to make sure EndNote has captured everything correctly.
Endnote styles control how your references look in Word. A large number are available for EndNote, many of them for specific journals. They can use author date, numbered or footnote formatting. To preview a style:
Additional styles are available from the EndNote download site. If you find one you want to use simply download and open it then use Save As to save it into your own copy of EndNote.
It is possible to edit EndNote styles if there isn't one which meets your needs. The link below goes to a full guide on how to do this. Note that it is easier to find a style which is nearly right then just alter some formatting or add a field than to write a style from scratch.
You can view and edit styles by going to Edit - Output Styles - Open style manager.
The formatting of numbers in your text is created by Word, not EndNote. If you want a number to appear as superscript select it, then choose Font from the Format menu. Click the box next to Superscript
EndNote styles which allow footnotes
Author-Date, American Historical Review, Biography, Chicago 14th A, Chicago Review, CLA Journal, Criticism, Eighteenth Century Studies, Early American Literature, English Literary History, Explicator, Genre, Journal of American History, Journal of Modern Literature, Kenyon Review, MHRA, Mississippi Quarterly, MLA, Modern Fiction Studies, Modern Philology, Mosaic, Nineteenth Century Literature, Novel, Old English Newsletter, PMLA, Restoration Studies, Studies Novel, Studies Short Fiction, Turabian Bibliography.
Most of the above styles will use "ibid." if a citation is repeated. Early American Literature, MHRA, Modern Fiction Studies and Restoration 18th Century Theatre will insert a short title instead.
The university has adopted 4 main styles for undergraduates - APA (an author date or Harvard type style), MHRA (a footnote style for humanities), Vancouver (a numbered style) and Oscola (a legal style). Some departments may also recommend these for postgraduates. The Oscola file can be downloaded from Oxford Law faculty. but due to the nature of legal citation can be more difficult to use with EndNote than other styles.
To use the Swansea files download and open them then use Save As to save them into your own copy of EndNote.
In EndNote go to Edit - Preferences - Folder locations
This will show you where the connection files are located on your computer. Save this file to the same place then close and reopen EndNote. You should then be able to find Swansea University iFind and search the library catalogue through EndNote.
EndNote works with PDFs in a number of ways:
This appears at the right of the screen. The highlighted icon allows you to enlarge the PDF and will reveal tools for highlighting and annotating.
It is possible to use both versions and sync them together.
If you already have references in one of your libraries it would be helpful to watch the tutorial video below first to make sure you don't get conflicts.