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EndNote Online: Editing References

Editing References

There is no guarantee that a database will import your references 100% correctly for the citation style you need. Check for mistakes and make edits to your references soon after you import them into EndNote.

How to Edit References

  1. Under My References, click of the title of the reference you wish to edit. 
  2. Each line, or field, is editable. Click on the field you would like to edit.
  3. Make your change.
  4. Click away from the field to close the editing box.
    1. Moving gif of an EndNote Online article record page. Cursor clicks on the journal title box to show you can edit it.
  5. Changes are saved automatically.

APA 7 Edits

Some common EndNote edits for APA citations include:

  • Authors - Are they listed in a 'Last Name, First Name Middle Name' format? 
  • Article Titles - Is the capitalization correct? APA uses sentence case for article titles; capitalize the first word, the first word after punctuation (ex. a colon), and any proper nouns and abbreviations. 
  • Journal Titles - Is the capitalization correct? APA uses title case for journal titles. 
  • DOI - Is the DOI listed? Look up an article's DOI number using Crossref.

AMA 11 Edits

Some common EndNote edits for AMA citations include:

  • Authors - Are they listed in a 'Last Name, First Name Middle Name' format?
  • Article Titles - Is the capitalization correct? AMA uses sentence case; capitalize the first word and any proper nouns and abbreviations. 
  • Journal Titles - Is the journal name abbreviated? Search the NLM Catalog for the correct journal abbreviation.
  • DOI - Is the DOI listed? Look up an article's DOI number using Crossref.
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