EndNote automatically assigns a sequential record number to your references as they are added to your library (e.g. first reference is #1, second is #2 etc.). Record numbers cannot be changed and if you delete a reference from your library, the number will not be reused.
EndNote allows you to change the fields (Author, Year, Title etc.) that are displayed and the order they appear in the Reference panel in your library.
When using some referencing styles (such as Chicago B Author-Date), EndNote will change the capitalisation of the title field to match the requirements of the style. If the title includes abbreviations, acronyms, chemical formulas etc. these may be formatted incorrectly, e.g. DNA may display as dna or Dna. To ensure these terms display with the correct capitalisation:
If you have multiple EndNote libraries you can merge them by importing one library into another. Before merging your libraries, it is recommended that you make a backup copy of the library into which you are transferring references.
To merge libraries:
The Find Reference Updates function searches to see if updated information is available for references in your EndNote library. This is especially useful for PDF records without a DOI or records from Google Scholar where the URL is not exported into EndNote.