Before you start entering any references into your library, it's important to familiarise yourself with these tips on entering data. Although EndNote can easily format data into any required bibliographic style, it will not be able to rectify mistakes and inconsistencies with the raw data.
APA - August 5, 2008
Harvard - 5 August 2008
Oxford - 5 August 2008
IEEE - Aug. 5, 2008 (month is abbreviated)
EndNote automatically assigns a record number sequentially to each reference as it is added to a library. You'll see this record number, indicated by #, in the title bar of the Reference window.
Record numbers are never reused or reassigned within a library. If you delete a reference, that number is never used again in that library.
Generally, you should be able to export most of your references from Library databases, Library catalogues or Google Scholar. However, it's important to know how to add references manually to your EndNote library because there may be situations where a reference isn't available to be exported or you need to edit an existing reference.
To create a reference manually:
Publisher: If a book has no identifiable publisher, enter the following text in the Publisher field: n.p.
Page numbers: Enter page numbers in full (220-225). The bibliographic style you choose will format the page numbers as required.
Volume and issue numbers: Enter just the volume and issue number. Do not include the abbreviation "Vol.", enter only the raw data and leave the formatting to EndNote. Sometimes no issue number is given. If so, check if some other indication of order such as Summer, Winter etc and enter this in issue field, otherwise leave it blank.
Edition: Enter edition numbers for books numerically i.e. 2nd. EndNote will automatically add ed.
de Gaulle, Charles
Apple Computer Inc.,