I think that you interpret my question correctly. But I’m not sure how to edit the output styles’ “journal” template.
My OS is mac. In endnote, I click ‘Online Search’ then I endup with ‘Choose a connection’ dialogue. Then I choose PubMed (NLM).enz followed by typing in the keyword. Suppose that I have http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17127676 in the URL field of the resulted reference. Would you please show me how to make endnote automatically add, for example, ‘.xxx’ after ‘.nih.gov’?
You didn’t mention what style you’re using or version of Endnote so this is going to be a bit tricky to explain. To move things along, I’m going to base the following instructions and images on the APA 6th style and the “Electronic Article” reference type. For more detailed information refer to chapter 17 (Modifying Style Templates) of the EndNote X3 “Mac” manual available at the Endnote support site:
Also note that the method for embedding the text in the template makes it an independent aspect of the template – which may be problematic if you don’t have the reference’s URL field completed. Other items could be finessed but this should give you an idea of the process.
TO MODIFY THE OUTPUT STYLE TEMPLATE
1. Go to the EndNote toolbar and select EDIT, OUTPUT STYLES, OPEN STYLE MANAGER*. [*Note: If you see the APA 6th style listed after selecting “Output Styles”, click the “Edit APA” selection instead. Then go to instruction #3.]
2. Select the file to edit and click EDIT. This will bring up the APA 6th style’s dialogue box. [See image #1]
3. [See image #1] In the left column of the APA 6th style’s dialogue box, locate the entry listed “Bibliography”. Underneath is the option “Template”. Click on “Template” which will then display the output styles for the assorted reference types.
4. Click on the REFERENCE TYPES drop down button located at the top of the box then scroll to select “Electronic Article”.
5. Locate the “URL” field which is encased within two bars (aka “forced separations”): |URL|. Place your cursor after the second bar.
6. Tap the space bar once to insert one blank space.
7. For this example, I’m going to add additional text that says “[By subscription only.]” .
8. To enable Endnote to recognize text, press the tilde bar then type “[By subscription only.]”. Then type the tilde bar again. [See image #2] Now close the APA 6th dialogue box to save the changes to the template. Click “YES” when prompted.
9. Now you will need to manually remove the portion of the URL in the reference that you don’t want. So go to your library, locate and open the reference. Scroll down to the URL field and delete the unwanted part of the URL. Then close and save the reference.
10. The reference with the modifications is displayed. [See image #3]