EndNote X2 has the option to identify duplicates and when it finds duplicate records it shows them highlighted in the records that are displayed at that time.
My question is–what is a good strategy to use to check each set of duplicates to identify what record to delete? One reason to do this could be to see if only one of the records has an abstract or to see whether one or the other records has more information.
If I click within the library display, it will unselect the duplicates. One way to resolve this is to ctrl+click the other duplicate (that is not highlighted) and go back and forth ctrl clicking and checking through the preview window (maybe using the annotated style to see more of the record). I don’t have EndNote X2 installed on the pc where I am right now to check all of the steps.
In any case, this method that I’m describing is not intuitive. For example, it requires *not* left clicking within the window (to keep from unselecting the highlighted items).
Does anyone have any recommendations for other ways to address deleting duplicate records?