EndNote for Mac

This guide details the steps for using EndNote on a Mac. It covers Cite While You Write in Pages and Word for Mac.

Create A Reference Manually

1. In the EndNote toolbar, go to References and select New Reference from the drop-down menu. You can also hit command + N to bring up a blank Reference form.

2. At the top left side of the screen, you will see a drop-down box labeled Reference Types. Select the appropriate reference type from this comprehensive list. Your selection will re-format the available options accordingly. 

3. After selecting the appropriate Reference Type, enter in all relevant information. You may tab from section to section or use your mouse to click into the next entry box. It isn't necessary to fill in every possible entry. Only enter information relevant to your resource.

4. When you have finished entering your information, go back up to the tool bar and select File, Close Reference or command + W.

5. A box will pop up asking if you would like to save your changes.  You may select Don't Save, Cancel, or Save. Selecting Don't Save will close the reference without saving it and return you to your library. Select Save if you would like to save the Reference. Select Cancel if you wish to return to the Reference before saving or discarding.

A Note About LexisNexis

It is impossible to import from LexisNexis to EndNote.  In addition, the usual workaround of creating a text file and importing it through a filter will not work.  You may be able to create your own custom filter, but we will not be able to support it.  It is probably easiest to type the bibliographic information into EndNote manually or try to find the article through Library Quick Search or another system that allows exports to EndNote.