Checking for duplicates
If you import from more than one set of results, you may end up with some duplicate references in your library. EndNote can help to remove them.
Demonstration: Checking for duplicates
Exercise 3.3 (click to download exercise as a printable PDF)
First we shall make a copy of 2 references, in order to see how to get rid of duplicates:
- Hold down the Ctrl key and click on 2 references in your practice.enl library in order to highlight them.
- Click on Edit from the toolbar at the top of the screen, then Copy.
- To paste in copies of these 2 references, click on Edit from the toolbar at the top of the screen, then Paste.
- To identify duplicate items, click on References from the toolbar, then Find Duplicates. The Find Duplicates box opens.
- At the top of the box there is a message telling you how many duplicates have been found. The box then displays the duplicate items side by side, inviting you to select which one to keep. For the item you keep, click on Keep This Record.
EndNote identifies duplicate references in a library as references of the same reference type with matching Author, Year and Title fields. It is possible therefore that one of the duplicates may contain more detail than another, and you therefore may have a preference as to which reference you keep.