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EndNote: Referencing styles

Referencing output styles

Referencing (Output) styles

EndNote referencing (output) styles determine how a reference will be formatted and displayed in your reference list. A different reference style, e.g. APA 7th, Chicago, MLA, JAMA & other styles used by individual journals, can easily be selected to display the same list of references in a different style.

EndNote is installed with 200+ output styles, with another 5,000+ styles available from Clarivate Analytics

Referencing styles

EndNote output styles are based on established referencing styles, such as that used by the American Psychological Association (APA), MLA, Chicago and the instructions for authors provided by individual publishers.

In order to use EndNote effectively, you should to be familiar with CSU referencing requirements and the referencing style used by your School.

Selecting a Referencing style

To select a referencing style in Word.

  • Use the Styles dropdown menu in the Bibliography section of the EndNote ribbon in word.
  • Select the referencing style from the list.

Select the referencing style from the Styles drop down menu

If your referencing style is not displayed,

  • Choose Select Another Style... from the drop down menu.

Select another style from the menu

  • Choose the style from the list and select OK.

Select Style OK

If your style is not listed, follow the instructions in the box below.

Installing individual styles

  • Locate the version of the output style on the EndNote website
  • Download the style that you want to install
  • Open the file that you downloaded, e.g. Oikos.ens, to open it in EndNote
  • Select File > Save As
  • Remove the word Copy from the style name
  • Select Save
  • Select on File > Close Style
  • To use the new style in Word, select it from the Style list in the EndNote ribbon in Word. You may need to choose “Select Another Style” and select it from the list.
  • To preview a record in the new style in EndNote, select the style at the bottom of the Summary tab in the EndNote record. You may need to follow the instructions in the box above to locate the style.

Endnote styles

Creating & editing styles

If an existing output style does not meet your publishing needs, you can edit an existing style (preferred option) or create a new style. You can change such things as the way the author(s) name is displayed, the order of references in a bibliography, or how references are formatted.

Modifying Reference Types and Output Styles (Win) PDF file

Modifying Reference Types and Output Styles (Mac) PDF file

If you are updating an existing output style EndNote will append the word ‘Copy’ to the name of the file. You might like to change this to something more meaningful, e.g. Oikos 2018_February_24.ens

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