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EndNote for Mac

Access dates

Sources such as journal articles, eBooks or multimedia resources accessed online must have an access date (the date that you viewed the article or eBook) added to the record.

  • Open the reference and scroll down to the Access Date field (sometimes called Date Accessed)
  • Add the date in Month Day, Year format as shown
    Access Date field example

Online article locations

You have several options for the location statement, for journal articles found online.

  • DOI (Digital Object Identifier): The unique alphanumeric sequence assigned by the journal publisher
  • URL: The web address you obtained the article from
  • Name of Database: The name of the library or commercial database you obtained the article from

Entering location information

  • If there is a DOI listed with the article credits, enter it into the DOI field, copying and pasting if necessary
    DOI field example
     
  •  If there is no DOI and you found the journal article in a library or commercial database, enter the name of the database in the URL field (replace any URL already there)

     
  • If there is no DOI, and the article is not from a library or commercial database, make sure the URL is in the URL field, copying and pasting if necessary