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EndNote Library Management

Creating Independent Bibliographies

Getting Citations out of EndNote and Into an Independent Bibliography

EndNote can be used to create a bibliography independent of a paper, such as an annotated bibliography. [Detailed instructions for creating a subject bibliography may be found online.] First, select the desired output style for the independent bibliography (under Edit  in the toolbar).

*Including notes or abstracts: If a style does not include notes and abstracts, you may create new styles and edit existing ones.

Copy formatted references: Select the desired reference(s) from the EndNote library. (Hold down the control key to select multiple references.) From the Edit menu, select Copy formatted. Open the desired Word document and paste the formatted references using Ctrl-V or by selecting Paste from the Edit menu.

Exporting references: Note: Only the references that are selected or showing in the active window will be exported. (In the References menu, there are options to select which items to show in the current window: Search, Show all, Show selected, and Hide selected.) From the File menu, select Export…. Give the file a name and select the desired file type (see below), and click on Save.

  • Text: This format will only result in text and punctuation. Formatting such as underlining and italics will be lost. This format can be opened by any text editor.
  • RTF: This format (Rich Text Format) will retain font and formatting options. This format can be opened by all word processors.
  • HTML: This format (HyperText Markup Language) is useful for posting reference lists on a Web page.
  • XML: This format exports in a proprietary EndNote XML format.

Printing references:

The Print option from the File menu is a quick-and-dirty way to get the references on paper. As with exporting references, only the references that are showing in the active window will be exported. (In the References menu, there are options to adjust which items are showing in the current window: Search, Show all, Show selected, and Hide selected.) From the File menu, select the desired output style (as described above), then print.

Chapter Biblographies

To create a bibliography for each section in the document (as defined in the styles APA 6th (sections) and Chicago 15th B (sections), OR to create a bibliography for each section and also a complete bibliography at the end of the document:

Select the style to be edited, then go to Edit > Output Styles > Edit (selected style):

Go to Sections to create separate bibliographies:

 

Bibliography Sorted by Category

To add subject categories to your Microsoft Word documents that are associated with specific reference types: