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EndNote at Rowan University: Create and Edit References

Guide to Using EndNote for students, faculty, and staff at Rowan University

Creating a New Reference in EndNote

EndNote can import citations from many online databases, but there are times when you need to create a citation by entering the data yourself.

Go to References > New. A blank record will open.

EndNote 20 blank reference

Choose a reference type from the Reference Type drop down menu.  The default type for a new reference is "journal article".  Choosing the most appropriate reference type is critical if the reference is to be cited correctly.

EndNote 20 - Select a reference type

Enter the appropriate data into the fields of the blank record. After filling in the information click the Save button to save the new reference.

EndNote 20 - Fill out fields to create new reference

To create a reference for a figure or chart that can be inserted into and properly cited in a document choose the figure of chart reference type from the menu and enter the appropriate data into the fields of the blank reference.

Select Figure or Chart reference types

There are several way to attach figures to a reference, one way is in the blank reference go to References > Figure > Attach Figure. Locate the image file on your computer and insert it.

Attach figure to a reference

After filling in the information and attaching the figure or chart click the Save button to save the reference.

If you scroll down your record you will see the attached figure in the figure field.

EndNote 20 Figure field


Editing the Information in a Reference

To edit the data in any reference in your library whether you created or imported it from somewhere highlight the reference and click the Edit tab. .

Editing a reference

EndNote Help

Guide and videos tutorials from the creators of EndNote, Clarivate Analytics. 

Contact a Rowan Librarian specializing in EndNote