Have all the details of your reference in front of you:
Type your reference in:
Copy and paste from a reference list or bibliography, a database, or even direct from a pdf. Follow the instructions above to open a new reference and then paste the data into relevant fields. Note: This method is quite clumsy and time consuming in Endnote as formatting of the original will also be preserved (This is undesirable as it carries across when inserted into your Word documents. You will need to use "Plain font and Plain text' reformatting options to correct it.)
Typing in the data is often just as fast, but copy-and-paste may be more accurate with long complex titles and with special characters.