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EndNote X9 Basic course

4.1 Looking at references

When you open an EndNote library, you see the references in a short form. In most cases you see author, year, part of the title, journal, reference type. You can manage what you would like to see in this screen via Edit – Preferences – Display Fields.
In this screen you can select references by clicking on one. In the screen below this is done for 1 reference (the 6th from the top).

You can determine that the selected references are shown on the right in the output style which is defined at that moment (in this case APA 6th). For this click on the tab Preview on the right.

You can also select more than one reference by clicking in combination with the control-key of shift-key. Via References – Show Selected – References in the menu at the top left you can also look at them separately. You can go back to all references via References – Show All References or via All References at the left.

You can adapt which fields you see in the short presentation. In the example above the following fields are shown:

You can change this, for example by adding the record number EndNote assigns to each record. This can be useful, for example if you work together and want to divide the literature among participants.
You can create this change by placing the cursor in the bar shown in the figure above, click right and then make the change you want, for instance placing a check mark before “Record Number” to include this in the short presentation.

Recently added references

This group shows references added to the library in the last 24 hours (default), 7 days, 14 days, or 30 days.