PolyU Library's OneSearch supports direct export of references to EndNote. You can follow the steps below:
You can also export multiple references from OneSearch to EndNote with the steps below:
You may create a reference in your EndNote library by importing a PDF file of your reading. Information like authors, publication date and so on can be recognized by EndNote if Digital Object Identifier (DOI) information is available in your PDF file.
Articles published in recent years usually contain DOI information in their PDFs. This information is machine-readable, therefore can be recognized and extracted by EndNote. However, for those very old articles - where the articles were scanned - the PDF file may not contain a machine-readable DOI and thus may not be recognized by EndNote.
To import reference from a PDF, you can follow the steps below:
After you imported the PDF, if nothing appears in the record except a file name, it means the PDF file does not contain a machine-readable DOI. You may remove this record and consider other ways to add this reference into your library.
EndNote provides a Capture Reference tool for capturing reference information from webpages. You may install the tool to the bookmarks bar of your browser via www.myendnoteweb.com with the following steps:
If you need to import a substantial amount of webpage references, we recommend you to use Zotero instead. This is because Zotero is more powerful in capturing webpage information. Visit this page for more details.
Sometimes you may need to create references manually, like when you are using more unique sources or when it is not possible for you to download a reference into EndNote, e.g. webpages, legal cases, newspapers or even films.
To create references manually, it is helpful to have some knowledge on the requirements of your preferred citation styles for these sources, i.e. which fields you need to fill in for the type of source according to the citation style. You can learn more details on different citation style requirements from the Referencing Guide prepared by ELC of PolyU.
Steps for creating a reference manually:
You can extract references from a Word document and import back to EndNote library, provided that the references in the Word document are inserted by EndNote (with field codes). This is helpful especially when you are doing a group project, and you wish to extract the references (inserted by your teammates) from Word document to your EndNote library. The steps are listed below: