EndNote introductory workshop
EndNote is a tool which allows you to organise and keep track of your references, and easily insert them into your research documents as in-text citations, footnotes or a bibliography in any of a large number of citation styles. This training helps you to get the most out of EndNote and make your research easier.
After this 2 hour introductory workshop you will be able to:
- Insert references manually into EndNote
- Insert author names according to the rules of EndNote
- Choose the correct reference type record
- Import references from secondary databases into EndNote, by using import filters, direct export options and online searching
- Sort and arrange references in easily searchable groups
- Activate the EndNote toolbar in Word
- Insert and edit references in your Word documents
- Change the citation style of your research document with a few clicks
- Remove EndNote field codes to end up with a plain word document which is save to email or share with others
- Search for additional information on how to use EndNote’s more advanced features.
Besides this, you will get a basic understanding of what a citation style consists of and were to pay attention to, when writing.
Target group: Students, alumni and staff with no prior experience in using EndNote.
Course format: Demo / hands-on /questions and answers
EndNote is installed on all student computers in the university. When you want to use your own computer during the workshop, make sure that EndNote is installed correctly before attending. EndNote is available via the ICTS license software page.
For support first check the EndNote support page.
More information: The library also offers a special two hour advanced workshop on EndNote.
At the Institute of Philosophy we use the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition for source citation. When you are logged in to Limo, you can consult the full Chicago Manual of Style Online, which contains very detailed guidelines. A short quick guide is available for free: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html.
The Chicago Manual of Style contains both guidelines for the notes and bibliography system as well as for the author-year system.
NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY SYSTEM
In the notes and bibliography system you use numbered notes (footnotes or endnotes or both) that correspond to numbers (in superscript) in the text. At the end of your text you add a bibliography. At the Institute of Philosophy we do not use endnotes, only footnotes.
The notes and bibliography system is normally used by researchers in the domain of literature and history. In the field of philosophy the notes and bibliography system is most often used in the continental tradition and in publications that refer to several historical sources. It is almost always applied when citing Ancient or Medieval authors, because the publication year of their works (which is crucial in the author-date system) is often not known and a reference to a publication year of a recent edition (e.g. Plato 2014) is strange.
An advantage of the notes and bibliography system is that it is flexible. In the footnote reference, the researcher can add comments to the cited source, which gives the researcher a large freedom to clarify his or her position with reference to the source. Moreover, it is easier to reference unusual information sources (e.g. email correspondence, a weblecture, a flyer) in footnotes.
Here you will find a summary of the Chicago Manual of Style Online with examples from philosophy. For complex cases of source citation, you should consult the Chicago Manual of Style Online through Limo: “14: Documentation I: Notes and Bibliography”.
In the author-date system you only insert a short reference in between brackets in your text: the author’s name, the year of publication, and, if necessary, the page number. The complete bibliographical reference is given at the end of the work, in the bibliography.
The author-date system is mostly used by researchers in biomedical, exact, behavioral, and social sciences. In the field of philosophy the author-date system is most often used in the Anglo-American tradition. It works best when the bibliography about the subject is very homogeneous and specialized (e.g., no mix of scientific and literary sources).
An advantage of the author-date system is that it is clear and saves space, and that you can immediately see, when reading the text, the publication date of the referenced work.
Here you will find a summary of the Chicago Manual of Style Online with examples from philosophy. For complex cases of source citation, you should consult the Chicago Manual of Style Online through Limo: “15: Documentation II: Author-Date References”.