Most references are exported from databases to EndNote but occasionally it is necessary to add details manually into your library, for example: when adding a website.

Create a manual record for a website

The details of most web pages cannot be exported from databases and you may need to add manually (unless you download the Capture toolbar add-on).

An export option is available from Google Scholar by changing the settings for Scholar to include a link to import into EndNote. Often, however, the details often need to be edited manually.

  1. From the EndNote menu bar choose Reference then New Reference.
  2. Choose Web Page from the drop down list of reference types
  3. Enter all the required details to reference a web page (e.g. title, author, URL)
  4. Use the Tab key to go from one field to the next, or click in the next field with the mouse
  5. Close the reference by clicking on the X button in the top right-hand corner of the New Reference window - you will be prompted to save changes
  6. Check Do not display this message again to automatically save references in the future

EndNote output styles can only format your data correctly if you have entered the data correctly in your library. Points to remember when entering data:

  • Enter each author according to the specific requirements.
  • Add the basic data in the default EndNote font. The output style will change this to bold or italics (if necessary) and add extra text such as "vol." or "Ed." (if required by the style)
  • Fields such as Abstract, Notes, Research Notes are for your use. These fields can each store up to sixteen pages of text
  • Use the URL field to link to an electronic version of the document on the web.
  • Use the File Attachments field to link to a PDF version of the document stored on your own computer

If you use abbreviated journal titles in your publications, you can set up a term list to store the abbreviations.