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EndNote: Websites in EndNote

Guide to using EndNote, software that helps organise your reference sources. Also allows you to create in text citations and a list of references as you type in Microsoft Word.

General points about websites in EndNote

Click on the headings below for tips and examples of how to create EndNote records that will produce accurate references in the APA 6th style.

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  • When referencing an information resource from the Internet you may need to include the date on which you accessed it. This is known as a retrieval date. When should you include it? Generally, if a website could change, you should include the retrieval date
  • This 'rule of thumb' may help:
    html websites are likely to change or be updated - DO include a retrieval date
    PDF documents from the web are not likely to change - DO NOT include a retrieval date
    If in doubt, DO include a retrieval date
  • If a retrieval date is required, enter it in the EndNote record in this format:
    Month Day, Year
    for example:
    September 13, 2011
  • Access Date and Access Year or Date Accessed, fields are normally used for the retrieval date. See the tips in the table below for specific types of information resources
  • In your reference list, you should remove the underlining from all URLs because it can hide underscores. It may happen automatically when you create a plain text version of your final Word document (find out how to create this here). If it does not happen automatically, highlight the reference list and press Ctrl-U twice to remove the underlining
  • For other tips about URLs, click here
           

Webpages

Description

EndNote reference type

Tips

Example of reference list entry

 

Webpage, with author but no date

Web Page

To include the retrieval date (the date on which you accessed the webpage): in the Access Date field, enter the month and day and in the Access Year field enter the year

In the Year field, enter n.d.
(this means no date)

Enter any Section and paragraph information (if required) into the Label field, e.g. Multimedia section, para. 4

Flesch, R. (n.d.). How to write plain English. Retrieved April 12, 2009, from http://www.mang.canterbury.ac.nz/writing_guide/writing/flesch.shtml

Webpage with corporate author (an organisation)

Web Page

Include the retrieval date (see above)

In the Author field, add a comma at the end of the corporate author name

New Zealand Government. (2008). Digital strategy. Retrieved April 12, 2009, from http://www.digitalstrategy.govt.nz/

Webpage with no author

Web Page

Include the retrieval date (see above)

Rugby World Cup 2011 pools announced. (2008). Retrieved May 1, 2009, from http://www.rugbyworldcup.com
/mediazon/news/newsid=2027914.html#rugby
+world+cup+2011+pools+announced

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PDFs and PPTs - Documents on Websites

Description

EndNote reference type

Tips

Example of reference list entry

 

PDF from a website

Electronic Book

 

Ministry of Health. (2010). Customary tattooing guidelines for operators. Retrieved from http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/pagesmh/10068/$File/customary-tattooing-guidelines-for-operators-apr2010v2.pdf

Annual report (PDF) from a website

Electronic Book (or Report)

• In the Author field, add a comma at the end of the corporate author name

Radio New Zealand. (2008). Annual report 2007-2008. Retrieved from http://static.radionz.net.nz/assets/pdf_file/0010/1796761/Radio_NZ_Annual_Report_2008.pdf

Annual report (PDF) from a database

Electronic Book (or Report)

In the Author field, add a comma at the end of the corporate author name

In the URL field, include the database homepage URL but take out the ezproxy part and everything after it

Auckland International Airport. (2008). We're in a great place: Annual report 2008. Retrieved from http://companyresearch.nzx.com

ERIC document

Electronic Book

In the URL field, type:
ERIC database.
followed by the accession number in brackets

Brewster, C., & Railsback, J. (2002). Full-day kindergarten: Exploring an option for extended learning. Retrieved from ERIC database. (ED472733)

PowerPoint slides freely available online

Web Page

In the Type of Medium field, type the words: PowerPoint slides

Sontheimer, R. (2009). Changes in APA formatting: APA 6th edition [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from www.writing.ku.edu/~writing/guides/documents/NewAPA.ppt


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Blogs, YouTube, Podcasts

Description

EndNote reference type

Tips

Example of reference list entry

 

Blog post

Blog

To enter the date of the blog post: in the Date field, include the month and day, and enter the year in the Year field

In the URL field, include the homepage URL of the blog

In the Description field, type the words: Web log post

Note: the subject line (title) of a blog post is not italicised

Hirst, M. (2009, April 3). Public television for $1 a day [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://ethicalmartini.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/public-television-for-1
-a-day/

YouTube video

Blog

To enter the date of the video: in the Date field, include the month and day (if applicable), and enter the year in the Year field

In the Description field, type the words: Video file

Note: YouTube videos are treated like blog posts so their titles are not italicised

Norton, R. (2006, November 4). How to train a cat to operate a light switch [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMO9PVuKg

Audio podcast

Film or Broadcast

Enter the name of the Producer in the Director field, adding an extra comma after the family name and adding (Producer) after the name, e.g.
Van Nuys,, D. (Producer)

Enter the date of the podcast: in the Access  Date field enter the month and day (if applicable), and enter the year in the Year field

In the Medium field, type the words: Audio podcast

Van Nuys, D. (Producer). (2007, April 7). The anatomy of a lobotomist [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.shrinkrapradio.com/2007/04/07/84-the
-anatomy-of-a-lobotomist/


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Wikis

Description

EndNote reference type

Tips

Example of reference list entry

 

Wikipedia entry

Electronic Book Section

In the Year field, enter: n.d.
(this means no date)

In the Title field, enter the title of the Wikipedia entry

In the Book Title field, enter: Wikipedia

In the Access Date field, enter both the date the page was accessed AND the URL in the format:
Month Day, Year, from URL
e.g. December 22, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming

Leave the URL field empty

Global warming. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved December 22, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming

Wiki site with no date

Electronic Book Section

Follow the tips for Wikipedia entry

Psychometric assessment. (n.d.). In The psychology wiki. Retrieved January 28, 2009, from http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Psychometric_assessment


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Documents in AUTonline

Description

EndNote reference type

Tips

Example of reference list entry

 

Course notes in AUTonline

Book

In the Type of Work field, type: Course notes

In the City field, enter the paper name and number

In the URL field, type:
Auckland University of Technology AUTonline website: https://autonline.aut.ac.nz/

Furbish, D. (2009). Developmental career theory [Course notes]. Work in Careers 297300. Retrieved from Auckland University of Technology AUTonline website: https://autonline.aut.ac.nz/

PowerPoint slides in AUTonline

Book

In the Type of Work field, type:
PowerPoint slides

In the City field, enter the paper name and number

In the URL field, type:
Auckland University of Technology AUTonline website: https://autonline.aut.ac.nz/

Harrison, J. (2009). Attributions, attitudes and cultural sensitivity [PowerPoint slides]. Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals 555103. Retrieved from Auckland University of Technology AUTonline website: https://autonline.aut.ac.nz/

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Press / Media release

Description

EndNote reference type

Tips

Example of reference list entry

Press / media release on a website

Web page

• Type Author, Date, Title

• In the Type of Medium field, type: Press release

• In the URL field, type /paste in the web page URL
 

American Psychological Association. (2016). Learning about struggles of famous scientists may help students succeed in science [Press release]. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2016/02/famous-scientists-struggle.aspx