EndNote Capture Reference Tool
July 22, 2020
Open EndNote and look at the top for References.
Click on "new reference" to open the template.
Select the "reference type," for example journal article, book, book section, thesis or another from the drop-down menu.
Fill in the fields you need; you do not need to fill in all the suggested fields.
Most vendors and publishers provide for direct downloading of references. Some, however, do not, and in that case you import the references using an EndNote filter. Do your search and save the references as a text file. Open EndNote and look under "File" for import.
When you have chosen the import file you saved, go to "Import Option". The import option will correspond to the name of the database you searched. If you don't see the filter you need, use the filter's drop-down menu to choose another one.
A connection file allows you to search remote libraries from within EndNote and to download references into your EndNote Library.
Go to Tools, then "Online Search".
When you click on "Online Search" a drop down menu of institutions will appear. Choose one to establish a connection.
The connection file will also import non-roman, vernacular language characters into the notes field.
A search pane will open and you can search, using the various options EndNote offers: Author, title... You can search a single field or combine fields.
NOTE: Connection files are primarily useful for connecting to other libraries.
From the list you can save (selected) references into a group or into all references. If you save to a group, the references will go into All References anyway.
Most major vendors offer a direct export to EndNote option.
Do a search, say in EBSCO's Academic Search, and save the records you wish to download (export)
When you look at your list of records, you will see the option:
Select "Export" and you will see:
The records will download directly into EndNote
The language of direct export will vary some from database to database.
Look to the upper left of the screen where you will see three parallel bars and "Google Scholar"
Click on the three parallel bars and on the list you see next scroll down to Settings
In "Bibliography Manager" you will see "Show links to import into" with the default set to BibTeX
Change the default to EndNote and SAVE
The option "Import into EndNote" will now appear beneath records generated by your Google Scholar search
These records will import into you EndNote Library, but they will import only one citation at a time.
If you have a collection of PDFs you can ask EndNote to import them and the bibliographic information into your Endnote library.
You should have your preference set properly as outlined in installation and additional settings.
You can also choose to import a folder full of PDFs
If EndNote can read the metadata contained in the PDF and find a DOI (digital object identifier) the program will import the bibliographic information. If not it will import only the PDF itself.
July 22, 2020
ArticleWhat is Capture Reference?
Most vendors provide for direct downloading of references. Some, however, do not, and in that case you import the references using an EndNote filter Do your search and save the references as a text file. Open EndNote and look under "File" for import.
When you have chosen, the Import file you saved, go to "Import Option". The import option will correspond to the name of the database you searched. If you don't see the filter you need, use the filters drop-down menu to choose another one.
From the list of imported references, copy (or rag and drop) the references you want to keep into groups