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EndNote: Add reference manually

Help page for EndNote bibliographic management software


  1. Open your EndNote Library 
  2. Click New References from References menu
  3. Select References Type (e.g., book, book section, journal article, Web page,...) from  the drop-down menu
  4. Enter each field as required by the desired writing style


  • You don't have to fill out all the fields
  • Don't apply any formatting at all (e.g,. bold, italic, ...) just enter plain text
  • Enter each author on a new line (First name last name; Last name, first name)
  • End corporate author name with a comma (e.g., Belmont University,)
  • Author term in red means it is new. As you type, EndNote will suggest authors to you
  • Year needs to enter a 4-digit number
  • Use Date field for month
  • Page number can be entered as a range or truncated (e.g., 112-119 or 112-9)

Add references manually