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EndNote: Editing references

Guide to using EndNote at Murdoch University

Editing references

Duplicate references in EndNote may lead to confusing by citing both versions and thus having double entries in your bibliography/reference list.

To find and remove duplicate references:

  • Go to References > Find Duplicates
  • You will be asked to compare the duplicates found:
    • Select ‘Keep This Record’ for the reference you want, or
    • Click ‘Cancel’ to close this box.
  • The ‘Duplicate References’ screen will be open, with the duplicate references highlighted
  • Right-click and select ‘Move References to Trash’.

If you want to update multiple citations at the same time (eg. adding a retrieval date or label), the best time to do it is when you have just imported them (in the ‘Imported References’ window) or in a Group.

To edit a field in multiple citations:

  • Go to Tools > Change/Move/Copy Fields…
  • The Change/Move/Copy Fields pop-up box will appear
    • In the Select a field… drop-down menu, choose ‘Access Date’
    • Click Replace whole field with:
    • Enter a date and click OK.
  • Click OK to confirm that you want to change that field in all references
  • A pop-up will inform you that all changes have been made. Click OK.
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Video - finding duplicates

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