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Reference Management Tools

A Comprehensive Guide for EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero

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How can I know which fields in EndNote I should input for different types of references (e.g., journal article, webpages)?

Although EndNote has defined many citation styles for pick and use, you still need to get familiar with the citation style that you are using, i.e. what kind of information are needed for which type of references in that style. You can refer to the Referencing Guide from ELC (English Language Center) below for more information:

Some information on the reference imported from a source is incorrect/incomplete. What can I do?

This happens especially for references imported from Google Scholar. However, you can manually edit the references. Please refer to Edit References for more information.

I would like to cite a chapter of an edited book, but the reference exported from OneSearch is a book instead of a book chapter. What should I do?

Double-click on the reference to open the reference window. Then change the Reference Type from Book to Book Section.  

You can then manually change/input the information like chapter author, chapter title, editor, book title, pages, etc., depending on the requirement of the citation style you are using.

In a group project, I completed my part with some references inserted in the paper. How can I share those references with my teammates? 

The simplest way to let your teammates have your references is using Export Traveling Library function.

If you wish to co-edit references with your teammates, an alternative way is to share your reference library (including references, PDFs, and annotations) with your teammates. Please refer to Share References for details.