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EndNote 21 Basic course

3.1 Term lists (journals, authors, keywords)

Before we start adding references into an EndNote library it is wise to pay attention to the Term Lists.
Especially for journal names it is important to set these up in a correct way in a library from the very start.

By default EndNote is set up so that imported authors, journals and keywords are registered in lists.
This way all references in a library are consistent.
By entering new authors, journals and keywords suggestions are given (after typing a few characters).
You can switch off these functions via Edit - Preferences - Term Lists. We advise you not to do this though.

Term Lists are kept up to date for every single EndNote library. They are not applicable to all the libraries.

For journal names Term Lists are included in the EndNote software.
We advise you to import these lists in the libraries when you start working with your library for the first time.
In the future you will probably benefit from this.
These lists contain the complete names of journals and also the standard abbreviations.
Standard abbreviations are used in some bibliographical styles (output styles), e.g. in the Vancouver style.
Via the style you can arrange in which form the name of a journal is formatted in the reference.

How to import the journal names into your library:

  • Open the library
  • Library
  • Define Term Lists
  • Journals
  • Import List
  • Choose a list. The lists can be found …\program files\ EndNote 21\Term Lists.
  • You can choose lists of various fields, e.g. Anthropology, Chemical, Humanities and Medical

It is possible to import several lists into your library.