02-15-2019 01:20 PM
I have EN X8 for Mac.
Is there any way to add a reference like the one below in "free text" without putting each element into the appropriate field, like Authors, Title, etc.?
Dall T, Storm M, Chakrabarti R. Neurologist Workforce Analysis: Estimating and Forecasting Supply and Demand, Final Report. Washington, DC: IHS Global, Inc; 2013.
When I add it into the "Free Text" Field, it shows up as a blank line in the reference list, and also in the generated bibliography. These are screen shots of what I get when I bring up the reference itself.
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02-15-2019 02:36 PM - edited 02-15-2019 02:37 PM
I am unfamiliar with reference type "free text" but if that is a stand alone field in a style, and not in the authors, year, title - it will show up "blank" in the library view unless you choose to display the generic field that "free text" is assigned to (and then it would be a later column).
For the field to show up in the reference list, the bibliography template associated with the reference type would need to include that field. -- also, depending on the citation style, if numbered, in order of appearance, it could work, but if you need (author, year) style - that won't work either, athough you could generate it manually.
Is this just because you don't think you will ever use this specific citation again? I think it is more trouble than it is worth to skip entering the record as needed into each field into your library.
02-15-2019 03:40 PM
Thanks very much, Leanne. Yes, it is a one time reference. I agree it makes more sense just to parse it out and put everything in its proper field. I run onto these every once in a while, and it's with references that don't come from the NLM or other search engine.