What is Endnote for Google Docs and how does it work
Endnote for Google Docs is a free extension that allows you to insert citation links into your document and format them straight from Microsoft Word. Instead of having to click on the blue “Insert Citation” button every time you need to insert a citation, you can simply highlight the text or phrase you want to cite and choose one of the options in the list below (e.g., “Harvard,” “APA,” etc.). The citation will automatically appear in the footer of your document, formatted according to your preferences.
Here are some of the citation options:
* Harvard, John. On War. * APA. (1999). The effects of medical education on physicians’ practice behaviors. * APA. (2010). Overdiagnosis: a contribution to epidemic change in medicine? * Knowles, C., & Wilkie, J. (2010). Does quality matter in the counseling and psychology literature? A study of the relationship between methodological quality and therapeutic effectiveness in counseling research. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57, 754-760.
You can also add synonyms for your citations for easy access. Here are some examples:
* Redick, J., & Elkin, E. (2012). Outpatient psychotherapy: A review of the literature. Psychotherapy, 51, 421-430. * Isabella M.B., McPherson C., & Bonomi K. (2012). Counseling in schools: A review of the research on efficacy and effectiveness.* Erhardt, M., & Nellis, R. (2012). Suicide and suicide prevention: A review of the literature. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 1-9.
How to add Endnote references in Google Docs
Once you have installed the extension, you can quickly add a citation link to your document by selecting the option: “Endnote.” This will automatically generate a citation link using the endnote.com format, which you can then copy and paste into your document.
Then, in your Endnote account, select the “Import” tab and select “Docs” as the import method. After selecting a destination library, click on “choose file.” This will bring up all of the Google Docs you have created with an Endnote reference link in them. You can select the files you want to import, and they will be placed within your Google Docs folder.
You can create more Endnote references in this manner by simply creating a new Google Doc, adding the endnote reference format and picking the same library as before.
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How to format Endnote references in Google Docs
You can format your citations in various ways by choosing from the drop-down menu: “Formatting.” The first option is “Basic” and then you have the options of “Bibliography,” which references the bibliography at the end of your document, and “In-Text,” for when you want to cite a source within your document. You can also choose where you want the citation to appear (e.g., footnote, endnote, etc.) and whether or not you want the URL to appear.
Google Docs automatically adds the date and format of the source from your library to the citation. You simply need to type in, for example, “Endnote X” and it converts to:
For more information about Endnote formatting in Google Drive, please follow these links:
How to create an Endnote bibliography in Google Docs
If you choose the formatting option “Bibliography” from the drop-down menu, Google Docs will automatically create a bibliography for you that includes all of your sources within the text of your document. This makes it much simpler if you are compiling a large document with many references, and is an easy way to make sure that all of your sources are included in your bibliography.
However, you can also manually create an Endnote bibliography in Google Docs that includes all of your references. This can be helpful if you are creating a paper for citation purposes, and want to include all of your references in the document. You just need to follow these simple steps:
To create an Endnote bibliography in Google Docs:
1 – Click “Insert” on the bottom left of the page where the Insertion Markup button is The Insertion Markup button will change to “Insert”.
2 – Click on “Endnote Bibliography”
3 – Type the Endnotes in this box and click the “Insert Endnote” button.
1. The Endnote will now appear in your document. You need to fill in the bibliographic information for every source you want to include on a separate row of your Google Docs document.
Tips and tricks for using Endnote for Google Docs
If you’re planning on using Endnote for Google Docs for a long time, it might be a good idea to create your own style sheet that you can import into your document every time, which will make formatting citations much easier.
First, download a copy of the Endnote for Google Docs style sheet from http://wiki.lib.uni-bonn.de/page.php?id=185
You need to save the file in a location that’s easy to import into your document (I use Dropbox and then hit ‘import’ from the Dropbox menu). Go ahead and open your document, add a new page, and select “Endnote for Google Docs” from the list of stylesheets that appears.
Now, in your document you can start adding citations. Start by clicking on the ‘insert footnote’ tool, which is a blue icon of two squares and one triangle.