Term lists are used to maintain the accuracy and consistency of author names, journal titles and keywords in an EndNote library. By default term lists for Authors, Journals, and Keywords are already set up when you create a new library. You can access the term lists from Library > Open Term Lists in the top menu.
As you enter new references into your library EndNote will attempt to autocomplete terms as you enter text into the fields. New terms will appear in red text in your references and will be added to the term lists when you close or save the reference.
Editing Term Lists
Any term in a term list can be modified or deleted without affecting any of the references in the EndNote library, for example when you have multiple variations of the same author's name or you want to modify a journal name.
Editing a term in a term list does not change all occurrences of that term in your library. You will need to use the Find and Replace command from the Library menu to find the old term in your references and replace it with the new one.
Some referencing styles require you to use the journal's full name, others require a standardised abbreviation. EndNote can substitute one version of a journal's name for another in the bibliography depending on the style you are using.
There are two steps to this process.
Video: EndNote 20 term lists (1:26)
The standard terms lists for EndNote come from the following resources.