Add or Edit by Common Fields
Click on the reference you would like to edit (within the the middle panel)
In the right panel, click on Edit tab
Click on the field that you would like to edit and make the changes
Once you are done, click on Save
Preview the reference by clicking the Summary Tab, then scroll to the bottom to review.
Tips for Updating Common Fields
Name fields are labelled differently within EndNote depending on the Reference Type selected. Some examples include, Author, Editor, Investigators, Reporters, Created By, Interviewee, Artist, etc.
Smith, John, Jr.
de Gaulle, Charles
Journal Names: Full Name vs Abbreviated Name
What if it didn't work?
This may occur if the title is not on the list, or if it is on the list but there are differences with spelling, punctuation or spacing. It has to be an exact match or EndNote will not recognize it.
Correct the journal title:
First, confirm the correct full name or abbreviated name and then follow one of the two methods below.
Check the full text article OR copy and paste the abbreviation into Google
Check on the full text article OR the AMA Manual OR check NLM's Journals List
Method 1: Manually correct the title.
Method 2: Add the journal to the list!
APA Tip: Uses sentence case for most titles
AMA Tip: Uses a "version" of sentence case for most titles If there is a subtitle, manually remove the capitalization of the first word of the subtitle!
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
DOIs are very common for journal articles but can also be assigned to books, reports, etc.
Most citation styles require DOIs to be included in the reference
Incorrect DOI Format:
Volume and Issue Numbers
Follow these tips if you are manually adding or correcting numbers in these common fields
Year: Add to the Year field
Month & Day: The correct field can vary by reference type and citation style. Here is the typical method but if it isn't displaying correctly, check the Output Style templates
APA: Add year in the year field but month & day in a separate Date field (or Issue Date) as January 10
AMA: Usually add the entire date to the Date field (or Issue Date field) field as January 10, 2020 .
Accessed Dates/Retrieval Dates (if required by citation style)