Looking for help from anyone experienced using Endnote software.
What is the best way to practically use the software? All the tutorials and online help that I’ve seen focus solely on the features and menus and not how to best incorporate the software into your research work-flow (i.e., I’m looking for “best practices” not what each menu item does).
Do I create a separate reference for each and every fact I want to reference in my paper? (i.e., multiple references with duplicate data for each work cited, using the notes field for the unique info pertaining to that fact)
Or do I create one reference per work cited? In which case, how does one keep track of the specific facts and notes?
Or is Endnote simply not designed to be a database for research results and only intended for formatting the final product (which would seriously limit its utility and be a major drawback for such an expensive product).
I’ve been using Citation so far, which has two types of records, one for cited works and another for notes (which are associated with a cited work). Citation is easy and intuitive, but it’s a bit buggy and becomes unwieldy for larger projects. I’m trying to figure out if Endnote is a better solution for me before I plunk down $100 to buy it.