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:
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|Informit Health Collection|
|Maternity & Infant Care|
|Web of Science|
(PDFs and flash videos : Courtesy of University of Newcastle Library)
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.
The following EndNote functionality may be used to assist systematic reviewers to code references, for example for inclusion or exclusion.
Use EndNote's Groups and Group Sets Command
To create a Group Set (eg. the "Excluded" set in the image at right):
Next, create each group to include in the set:
To add references to groups:Highlight the reference in the Library Window and drag the reference to the specific group.
Create Customised Fields for Storing Specific Information about Records
Adjusting your EndNote Library Window to Display Customised Fields
To change the column headings:
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:
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