Answered By: Sara Scheib
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018     Views: 349

EndNote Desktop will attempt to locate the full text (PDF or HTML) of articles in your library. Full text availability is limited to journals to which the UI Libraries subscribe electronically and for which full text is available.

To set up Find Full Text:

  1. From the Edit menu, select Preferences.
  2. Click on Find Full Text.
  3. In the Open URL Path box, enter
  4. If you are using EndNote from off-campus, you will need to enter beside the box labeled Authentication URL.

To find full-text:

  1. Select the desired references in your EndNote Library.
  2. Right click and then select Find Full Text from the pop-up menu.
  3. Click OK on the copyright notice. EndNote will begin looking for full-text and will track its progress in the blue side panel.
  4. When EndNote finds a PDF, a paperclip appears in the attachment column, and the PDF appears in the File Attachments field of the reference.
  5. Click on the PDF to open the article. PDFs are stored in the Endnote library's .data file, in a folder called PDF.
  6. If EndNote can only find an HTML version of the article, a link to that version appears in the reference's URL field.
  7. If EndNote can not find any full text using this feature, you can right-click an entry and select "URL-->OpenURL Link" to see if other sources have access to the full text.

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