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Stony Brook University

HAN 383 Guide

About Endnote

EndNote is a citation management program designed to make it easier to save and organize references and to create and format bibliographies automatically.

Stony Brook provides access to the full EndNote product for free. Download EndNote from SoftWeb to install it on your personal computer. You will need to enter your NetID and password.

 

Basics of Endnote

EndNote is bibliographic management software that helps collect and manage citations for your research or coursework.

You can also use EndNote to organize PDF files and references.  Watch this video to learn more:

How to use EndNote in 6 minutes (For Window users)

  1. Two ways to add references to your EndNote Library
  2. Creat a customer group and add references to it
  3. Find full text and download PDFs for references
  4. Insert references into a Word document
  5. Format the biliography in APA style
  6. Add page numbers to a citation

How to use EndNote in 6 minutes (For Mac users)

  1. Two ways to add references to your EndNote Library
  2. Create a custom group and add references to it
  3. Find full text and download PDFs for references
  4. Insert references into a Word document
  5. Format the bibliography in APA style
  6. Add page numbers to a citation

Change Journal Terms for APA

  • Select APA Sentence Case as your Style
    • Find the dropdown list of citation styles
    • Click 'Select Another Style'
    • Find APA Sentence Case from the list

In order to ensure the full journal title appears (as is required for APA style) follow the steps below:

For PC Users

  • Open your Endnote Library
  • Select Tools -- Open Terms List --- Journals Terms List 
  • Click the Tab for LISTS
  • Highlight Journals and DELETE LIST
  • Create List 
  • Name New List (i.e. APA Journals) check the box for Journal Lits
  • Click on IMPORT LIST (Should open your Endnote program files)
  • Select MEDICAL from the list of text files.

For MAC users

  • Open your Endnote Library
  • Select Tools -- Open Terms List --- Journals Terms List 
  • Click the Tab for LISTS
  • Highlight Journals and DELETE LIST
  • Create List 
  • Name New List (i.e. APA Journals) check the box for Journal Lits
  • Click on IMPORT LIST
  • Go to your Application manager
  • Open the files associated with the Endnote Program 
  • Find Terms -- select Medical.txt

 

Have a Question? Ask a Librarian!

 

Questions? Ask a Librarian!

Reference Help: call 631.444.3790
email refhsclib@stonybrook.edu.

Tips for Endnote and APA

  • To add page #s to your in-text citation.
    • Add the citation to your word document
    • Highlight the in-text citation
    • Click 'Edit & Manage Citation'
    • Add your page # or page # range in the box labeled 'Pages' 
    • Click OK to update
  • To add multiple references to one citation
    • Enter your first citation into Word using Cite While you Write
    • Highlight the citation
    • Click Insert Citation while the original is still highlighted 
    • Select your second reference

Troubleshooting

If you have a MAC and you don't see your Endnote tools appearing in Word, you are most likely running an outdated version of Word.

You can download the latest version of Word from DoIT for free. 

https://it.stonybrook.edu/software/title/microsoft-office