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Endnote: Sorting bibliography by source.

Primarily for History students, this guide will show you how to create an Endnote bibliography that is sorted into primary and secondary sources. This guide is based on Endnote 7 for PC, but the steps will be similar for later versions.

Learning outcome: Ability to sort bibliography by primary/secondary source.


It is highly recommended that the output style file first be copied and renamed so that the original is not altered.

Two methods.

Either use the existing “label” field of each bibliographic reference, or create a new field, “primary”, to be inserted into every reference type for the output style being used. Using the label field is the easiest approach.

1. Using the label field.

2. Creating a new field.

Create a new field in reference type.

Alter bibliography sort order.

Identify primary sources within records.


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