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Although EndNote makes referencing much quicker and easier, it does not free you from the need to know anything about the referencing style you are using. You will need to know the basics of the style in order to be able to enter data into EndNote accurately so that the reference list will be output correctly.
For APA 6th, pay particular attention to these points:
Place of publication
For some tips about checking and correcting the references you export from databases into your EndNote library, consult Section 6.2 on pages 7-9 of our Using EndNote X6 guides:
APA 6th is a very complex referencing style and unfortunately EndNote does not handle it perfectly. The APA 6th style that is provided with the EndNote software has a number of deficiencies. APA 6th - AUT X7 style for EndNote is a modification created by AUT Library staff to produce references that comply with the APA 6th edition rules as closely as possible. This style is included with EndNote X7 on computers on AUT campuses or when the programme is downloaded from the AUT website to your personal computer or laptop.
However, if for some reason you do not have this style installed, then you may download it from the APA 6th Style tab in this guide.
Note: we do not recommend adding this style to earlier versions of EndNote.
The preview shows you how the reference will appear in the bibliographic output style that is currently selected in EndNote. This style is shown in a box at the top of the EndNote library. If is not APA 6th - AUT X7, click the down arrow to change it. If APA 6th - AUT X7 does not show on the drop-down list, click Select Another Style to bring up the list of all the styles and then choose the one you want.
In the Open Access labs at AUT, the style defaults to Annotated so you need to make this change each time you log in.
Not all journal articles have been assigned a DOI by their publishers. When there is no DOI assigned, the APA 6th style requires an online journal article reference to include the journal home page URL as part of the retrieval statement, for example:
Retrieved from http://lawreview.uchicago.edu/
This URL will not appear if the reference type is set incorrectly.
You have probably entered the article in your EndNote library with the reference type Journal Article. Change this to Electronic Article and the reference should appear correctly. For tips about entering articles correctly in your EndNote library, with examples, click here.
For a print journal article that does have a DOI:
For an online journal article that does have a DOI:
For an online journal article without a DOI:
AUT Library has an excellent online guide to APA 6th here. There are numerous examples to help you understand the rules.
You should also check the Use APA 6th Correctly tab in this EndNote guide - it will show you how to achieve the correct results for particular kinds of references (e.g. books, chapters, articles, videos, theses, etc) using EndNote.
For tuition and advice on APA 6th referencing, AUT students can contact Student Learning Centre.