EndNote can automatically find and attach the full text of journal articles to your Endnote records.
You will need to follow the setup instructions for enabling Find Full Text.
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A useful article: King, R., Hooper, B., & Wood, W. (2011). Using bibliographic software to appraise and code data in educational systematic review research. Medical Teacher, 33(9), 719-723. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.558138
Importing references from your databases searches is usually straightforward, and generally involves the following steps:
The transfer of records from databases into EndNote is not an exact science - problems can and do occur. It is therefore important to check the quality of records at the point of transfer.
When records are transferred into your Library the Reference Window initially displays just the transferred references (your other references will be temporarily hidden). This provides a perfect opportunity to check records for any issues.
Use EndNote's Change and Move Field command to automatically add text (such as the name of the database, saved search name, or date searched) to your imported records.
This is very handy for keeping track of where records came from, and assists you if you need to return to the database for any reason later on.
Use EndNote's Groups and Group Sets command to quickly identify databases searched, then create individual groups to house results from each of the databases.
To create a Group Set (eg. the "Databases" set in the image at right):
Next, create each group to include in the set:
To add references to groups:
Once all databases have been searched, and records downloaded into EndNote (and a note made of the number of results retrieved from each database) you must identify and delete duplicate records.
To ensure that all duplicate records are identified and deleted:
|2. After running the EndNote Find Duplicates command it is essential that you follow up with a manual check of your Library for duplicates.
Re-sort your Library Window alphabetically by title (click the Title column heading), then visually scan, identify and delete duplicated records.
Some reviewers will be working with specialized software. These systems take review teams through the entire review process step-by step. The main ones are:
COVIDENCE: a systematic review management platform developed by the Cochrane Collaboration. There is NO USC Institutional licence at this time but some research groups have purchased access.
JBI SUMARI: USC has a site licence via the Ovid platform. Reviewers must create an Ovid username and password to access the platform.
ENDNOTE features may be used to assist systematic reviewers to code references, for example for inclusion or exclusion. Use Endnote's Groups and Group Sets to categorize references
nVivo: This software us available to USC researchers and is particularly useful in the coding phase of a qualitative review. nVivo can analyse article PDFs for word frequencies to enable thematic groupings of references. nVivo can be used in conjunction with Endnote in this process.
For a good example see: Houghton, C., Murphy, K. Meehan, B. Thomas, J., & Brooker D. (2016). From screening to synthesis: Using nVivo to enhance transparency in qualitative evidence synthesis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(5-6):873-881. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13443
University of Queensland has training resources for COVIDENCE and nVivo.
You can use spare filed in Endnote records to indicate when an article has been read.
You can use the custom field option in EndNote to mark records.
The custom field in EndNote allows you to set up a field that you have control over (e.g. name it as "Read") and include that in the EndNote library display.
For example when an article has been read, you can then open the record and type “Yes” inside the Read field and then that would be displayed in your EndNote library and in any groups you view.
Alternatively, you can use another field, such as "Label" which is usually not used for other purposes.
At any time you can search (Spyglass icon on toolbar) this field for the term "Yes or "Read" to see all the records that fit that description.
Handling Extraneous Text Included with Downloaded Records
Records downloaded from some databases (MEDLINE and others) often import information into EndNote's "Type of Work/Article" field. This information usually relates to a research grant or study design, and some EndNote Output Styles (including Vancouver and APA) are formatted to include this additional information in reference list entries, resulting in references such as below:
|Biro MA, Waldenstrom U, Pannifex JH. Team midwifery care in a tertiary level obstetric service: A randomized controlled trial. Birth. [Clinical Trial
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't]. 2000;27(3):168-73.
References should appear as:
|Biro MA, Waldenstrom U, Pannifex JH. Team midwifery care in a tertiary level obstetric service: A randomized controlled trial. Birth. 2000;27(3):168-73.|
Two options are available to correct this:
Please note: The University of the Sunshine Coast does not provide support for the following software.
Zotero: A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research
Mendeley: Generate references, citations and bibliographies in a whole range of journal styles with just a few clicks.
LaTeX and BibTeX: Suitable for more technical subjects especially mathematics.
Evaluation of Bibliographic Software
Overview of Citation Software - MIT Libraries