Whenever I cite some work whose ideas are based on some other author than that which I am reading, I am required to make this clear in the text, but I am not allowed to cite works I haven’t read myself.
Mainwaring and Pérez-Liñán (2013) use the work of Linz (1978) and O’Donnel and Schmitter (1986) to develop a typology about waves of democratisation. I want to discuss this new typology, but have not read either of its influences.
I have been doing this manually like I do in this forum, but Mainwaring and Pérez-Liñán (2013) have more works of Linz from 1978, this is their Linz (1978b). Equally, I might want to use more than one work of Linz from 1978. I might want to use Mainwaring and Pérez-Liñán (2013)'s Linz (1978a), or some other author might have cited it or some other Linz (1978), I might even want to make one myself and cite it directly.
If I continue to write secondary references like this manually in the text, Endnote won’t know that, and if I make a direct reference, it’ll show as Linz (1978) even if I already made references Linz (1978a) and Linz (1978b), and this really should be Linz (1978c), even if only this third reference is listed in the reference list.
What I want is for Endnote to keep track of my secondary referencing, but not put it in the reference list.