At the beginning of my bibliography, before the correctly referenced citations are listed, there is an odd reference that looks like this:
I have searched my library and my references (using edit and manage citations) and I can’t find anything like it. Any tips on how I can find and delete this reference? Thanks in advance.
I would try the following steps if you cannot find a reference with that title in your EndNote Library.
First, make a back-up of your document by saving it with a new name. Then unformat using the instructions for your versions of Word and EndNote:
Word 2013/2016 Win with EndNote X7: Go to the EndNote tab and choose the “Convert Citations and Bibliography > Convert to Unformatted Citations” command.
Word 2016 Mac with EndNote X7 and later: Go to the EndNote tab and choose the “Tools > Convert to Unformatted Citations” command.
Word 2010 with EndNote X4 and later or Word 2007 with Endnote X1 and later: Go to the EndNote tab and choose the “Convert Citations and Bibliography > Convert to Unformatted Citations” command.
Word 2007 with Endnote X and earlier: Go to the Add-Ins tab and choose the “EndNote > Unformat Citations” command.
Word 2008/2011 with EndNote X5 and later: Go to the Tools Menu and select “EndNote > Convert to Unformatted Citations” command.
Word X/2000/2002 (XP)/2003/2004/2008/2011: Go to the Tools Menu and select “EndNote > Unformat Citations” command.
This should revert all the citations into the temporary citation format and remove the reference list from the end of the document.
You could the search for # to find a reference that would just be a # with a record number in Word in the document or
format the document and EndNote should present “EndNote Select Matching Reference” dialog box since that reference does not exist and then you would know which reference it is and be able to find it looking for #.
You could then just highlight and delete it.
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