7. Endnote

7.3. Exercises

Exercises

Here you will find a short exercise for every database so you can get a small impression of how they work.

EndNote exercises

Exercise 1 Use of EndNote and Adlib

  • Download some references into EndNote, e.g. a books, a reprint and a web resource.
  • You can use the button in Adlib to export the reference to you local Endnote library. EndNote will open automatically.

After importing your references into your library you always must check the imports. There might be some inconsistencies.

Exercise 2 Use of EndNote and Web of Science

  • Choose one of the search results and mark a few records (including one with full text option).
  • Use the “Save to EndNote, RefMan, ProCite” button.
  • Use the Export button.
  • Your EndNote library will open automatically and the new reference will appear within the EndNote library that is your default library or the library that you are using at that moment.
  • Or open the file and choose your library.
  • Select the references you have downloaded and use the Find Full Text option under References.

After importing your references into your library you always must check the imports. There might be some inconsistencies.

Exercise 3 Use of EndNote and Geobase

Within Geobase you can export references immediately into your EndNote Library.

  • Select some references from the Geobase results list.
  • Click on “Download”. Select RIS, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager.
  • Open the file and choose your library.
  • Select the reference(s) you have downloaded and use the Find Full Text option under References.

After importing your references into your library you always must check the imports. There might be some inconsistencies.

Mendeley exercises

Exercise 1. Use Mendeley in ScienceDirect / Elsevier and other databases

  • Save some article references on the topic of your choice to Mendeley
  • Add the pdf of the article to the reference
  • Read the abstract of one of the articles and highlight the keywords in the abstract.
  • Try this also for IEEE database [ITC library website, all databases alphabetically]
  • Try this also for a book from https://openknowledge.worldbank.org see if the publication type for this book is correct in your Mendeley reference

Exercise 2. Your Watched folder

  • From ScienceDirect / Elsevier, open a pdf of a review article and save it in your watched folder.
  • From Springer eBooks [ITC library website, all databases alphabetically] find a useful book chapter and save the pdf to your Watched folder.
  • Check if your references are complete.

Exercise 3. Save citation from Web of Science

  • Go to Web of science, find articles on your topic, select one and ‘save to Mendeley’
  • This does not work? register with WOS and login to use the 'save to Mendeley' button in WOS.
  • Check if your references is complete.

Exercise 4. Insert and edit citations in Word

  • Select one of the references and insert the citation into a Word document
  • From the Word document use ‘insert citation’ button, and use the toolbar to go back to the Mendeley library. You can now combine two references in one citation.
  • From your first citation you want to place the name of the author outside the brackets.