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EndNote: Information and User Guide

Using EndNote to find full text

Finding full text is a useful feature which will save you time. It enables the full text of articles to be retrieved quickly as a bulk import into Endnote.

You will need to set up this function in your Endnote preferences to enable this using the instructions below. If you are using EndNote on multiple devices this feature will need to be set up on each device that you are using.

Notes on the Find Full Text function:

  • This feature only works with some databases. In cases such as these, the PDF can be downloaded to the desktop and attached to the citation from there. 
  • Some records will not contain enough information for the article to be retrieved (it’s important to import complete references).
  • Where the Find Full Text function does not find the full text try the following:
    • Check the Journals A-Z to see if the Library has access. If you find the PDF, download and attach it to the reference manually.
    • Do a Google Scholar search to see if the article is available via open access. If you find the PDF, download and attach it to the reference manually.
    • Where the Library does not provide full text access, submit a journal article request form. Once the article has been supplied, attach it to the reference manually.

EndNote Click is a browser extension that can be set up to connect to full text articles however it is not recommended for WA Health computers. LibKey Nomad is the recommended browser extension to connect to full text.

Setting up the Find Full Text function

You need to set some preferences in order to make use of the Find Full Text function within EndNote.

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  1. Tick all four boxes: Web of Science; DOI; PubMed LinkOut; and OpenURL.
  2. In the OpenURL Path box, copy and paste this URL:

https://findit.health.wa.gov.au/smhs

  1. In the Authenticate with: box, copy and paste in this URL:

https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=

  1. Do not tick the box "Automatically invoke Find Full Text on newly-imported references".  If you tick this box it will restrict full-text retrieval as it only pulls in the full text for references that were imported from text files.  If the references were imported through direct export or from online search the find full text function will fail.

The Find Full Text function also works more effectively if you have an EndNote Online account established and if you login and keep open an active browser session whilst running the function.

Using the Find Full Text function

To find full text:

  1. Select the references that you wish to source full text for
  2. Right click on the selected references and click on Find Full Text
  3. If the PDF is available, it will be attached to the reference