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EndNote Library Management

EndNote Terminology

Library – a collection of references ; there is no limit to the number of references you can create in an EndNote library. It is recommended that the number not exceed 100,000 to maintain efficient performance managing the database. Libraries created with the Windows version of EN can be used by the Mac version and vice versa.

Reference – a bibliographic citation citation which usually includes author, title, source, abstract and/or related information

Reference type – the type of material of a citation; some of the reference types in EndNote are journal article, book, book section, conference proceedings, electronic source, etc.

Field – components of a reference, such as author, title, year, and journal title; at most, there can be 52 fields per reference Import filter – a file that tells EndNote how to import references from online databases and catalogs Output style – a file that tells EndNote how to format citations; styles are available for individual journals or for general styles (Vancouver, APA, AMA, NLM, Chicago, etc.)

Term list – a list of terms associated with a given field (like author or journal title) that assists with automated data entry

Traveling Library -- A library created from references in an Existing Word document, which can be transfered (imported) to an existing or new EndNote library. The traveling library does not include Notes, Abstracts, or Figures.