I’ve been using Endnote for a while now but I have not figured out a way of telling the program that it should include in its Works Citied List ALL the information I entered. I’m using mostly Chicago and MLA-style and Endnote just refuses to include stuff like accession numbers, archival IDs, microfilm reel numbers or even URLs (for “electronic documents”, none the less!)–even though I’ve included this information in the respective fields.
Help would be greatly appreciated–as of now, my Works Citied-lists are essentially worthless and miss all information that would be pertinent to locating my sources.
“…it should include in its Works Citied List ALL the information I entered. I’m using mostly Chicago and MLA-style and Endnote just refuses to include stuff like accession numbers, archival IDs, microfilm reel numbers or even URLs (for “electronic documents”, none the less!)–even though I’ve included this information in the respective fields.”
You say you’ve “included this information in the respective fields” which seems to be the fields in the reference template (?). If so you need to modify the Chicago and MLA output style templates (footnote or bibliography, depending upon the output style you’re using) to include those fields in order for Endnote to generate the information in a Works Cited list.
To modify an output style go to the Endnote toolbar and select: Edit > Edit Output Styles > Edit [name of the output style you’re using]. Within the output style go to either the footnote or bibliography section (depending upon what , you need to modify for your respective style), then modify the respective templates to include the additional fields needed . E
The fields to be included in any specific “output style” are dictated by the fields included in the templates for each of the reference types and these relate to the usual publisher requirements for the bibliography. Many of these styles don’t include all the reference types and default to the “generic” template. The power of endnote is that you the end user (with the desktop version) can edit or build a template to your specifications.
There is a style that is called “show all fields” where every field is listed in the generic template, and not other templates are defined, for example. see attachments for what some of the templates look like for one MLA style. See the second attachment to view what the three major ref types (book, journal, chapter) would look like in that style (mind you I don’t think you can see journal ref type template in the first shot I attached).
I see CG has also responded with some advice – to get information on how to do this:
You can download instructions on editing styles in the KB article (download is far right) here http://endnote.com/kb/131728
One youtube video on editing styles is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbq-naXl8r4
Thanks–I’ll check that out.
In any case, the default presets for Chicago and MLA-style are highly inadequate then.