Go to Start button > Programs > EndNote > EndNote Program. EndNote will open the previous library you were using. Use the File > Open options to select another library, if necessary.
For a new library, select File > New. The program will have the default name My EndNote Library in the filename box. Type in a name for your EndNote library. Choose a location to save the library. (e.g. My Documents\EndNote\). Select Save.
Manually typing references into the Library
Sergold, J. H. - Family name first, comma, then initials or first name which may be separated by periods and/or spaces.(*recommended format)
D' Arbon, T. - include a space between D' and Arbon to allow author name to sort alphabetically.
de Gaulle, Charles - Use the family name first for two word surnames.
McDonald, James J., Jr - Put titles after the comma following the family name.
United Nations, - For organisations and companies, enter the name with a comma at the end.
U.S. Department of Justice,, Bureau of Justice Statistics - When a name contains one or more internal commas, replace the first of the commas with two commas, and don’t put a comma at the end.
There are three different display modes in the EndNote toolbar:
References can be imported easily from catalogues and individual databases, usually by a Direct Export method from the resource. While the method will be slightly different on each database the process usually involves 'marking' records and exporting or downloading them into EndNote.
The University of Melbourne has a helpful series of pages which provide step-by-step instructions to be used with specific databases.
EndNote has further information and tips for individual databases in the Little Endnote How-to Book
Some resources may be searched from within EndNote. A 'connection file' is used to perform an online search.
To add connection files to your Endnote Library, select Online Search Mode (Temporary Library), in the My Library pane select more under Online Search, then choose the database or catalogue you wish to be added to Online Search list. The connection file will now appear in your list.
Or you can select a connection file from the full list of connection files from EndNote. You can choose individual files or download a complete set.
You can direct export references from the ACU Library Search. This is done by downloading and opening a .RIS file, using the Export RIS feature. You will need to review the imported reference as sometimes fields need correcting.
Select the "Show actions options" icon to the right of each result:
Select "Export RIS" and then download using the UTF-8 encoding: