“Word Definition” is a standard reference type in EndNote X1 for Mac. I didn’t create it.
(I’m running OSX 10.3.9 on a Powerbook G4, and I’m using EndNote X1 with Word 2004 for Mac.)
In EndNote 9, I used the webpage reference type and entered * The Oxford English Dictionary * in the author field and inserted the word in the title field. The Dictionary standard reference type in EndNote X1 is not the correct choice for a specific word. With the changes in EndNote X1, my references for words are no longer displaying correctly because the Webpage reference type has changed. So, I now have to change hundreds of reference entries so that they will correctly display bibliographic information. The quote marks around the words did not disappear in my EndNote 9 references for word definitions.
This is how EndNote displays my entry in the Word Definition reference window, which I entered as “university, n.” in the word field:
"university, n. 1989 2nd ed. The Oxford English Dictionary: OED Online. Oxford University Press. 27 Aug. 2005 http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50267851.
If the word does not have a suffix, such as “n” , then the entry will display with no problems. The closing quote marks do not disappear in this case:
"ideology". 1989 2nd ed. The Oxford English Dictionary: OED Online. Oxford University Press. 22 August 2006, http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50111233.
In the Word Definition standard EndNote reference type, the word appears in the author field in the Library window. Just a quirk of this particular reference type, I guess.The main problem for me is entering a word that has a suffix so it conforms to the field entry rules for author names so that the quote marks remain in place. The alternative is not to use quote marks, which creates a bibliographic entry that looks like this:
administrative, a. 1989 2nd ed. The Oxford English Dictionary: OED Online. Oxford University Press. 19 Feb. 2007, http://dictionary.oed.com.oca.ucsc.edu/cgi/entry/50002842.
Would a reader be confused by the entry above? Is the author name format a bit ambiguous?
Thanks for any feedback on this,