Getting the Most from EndNote

August 17, 2017

You already know that EndNote is a citation management tool.  It’s invaluable when it comes to organizing your research. Plus, it saves you tons of time creating your in-text citations and bibliographies.

But did you know that you can use EndNote to automatically download PDFs of full text articles available through our current subscriptions?  It is easy to set up and even easier to use.

•Select the Edit tab and then click on the option for Preferences… (For Mac users: Click on EndNote  in the toolbar and then click on Preferences.) 

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•From the EndNote Preferences window select the Find Full Text tab on the left hand side

•In the OpenURL Path: field enter and under the Authentic with: URL: field enter

•You can also check the box next to Automatically invoke Find Full Text on newly-imported references to have EndNote add the full text PDFs every time you import new results into your library

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•To locate PDFs of the full text for an article, highlight the article(s) you want, select the References tab, and then click on Find Full Text…

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•You will be prompted to enter either your NetID or URMC Active Directory credentials (you can use this feature from home without using VPN)

•You will notice notifications on the left hand side of EndNote of how many PDFs EndNote was able to locate under Find Full Text heading

•You will see a paperclip icon next to an entries that now have a full text PDF attached, you can access the PDF from the right hand side of the EndNote window

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•Select the tab from the right hand panel with the title of the PDF and click on the Open PDF button to the left to open the PDF.

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To learn more about EndNote sign up for one of our classes or schedule a meeting with Daniel Castillo (275-6873).

August 2017 Classes by Miner Library

August 2, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses including Residencies
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
RefWorks Basics
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.

The Founding Fathers and Medicine

June 29, 2017

As we head into the July 4 holiday, we thought it would be interesting and fun to take a look at the Founding Fathers (and Mothers) and their interactions with medicine at their time. And, even how their influence extends into modern medicine.

George Washington

In December 1799, George Washington awoke in the early morning with pain and shortness of breath. Before the day was over, Washington was dead. What caused this otherwise healthy and active man’s death? Could it have been his doctors? For his ailment, Washington was treated with bloodletting and enemas (common treatments at the time).

PBS Newshour: The Agonizing Last Hours of George Washington

Washington Papers at the University of Virginia

National Constitution Center – The Mysterious Death of George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

According to Monticello’s Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia, Jefferson was deeply interested, though skeptical, of medicine. Despite his skepticism, he was an early advocate smallpox inoculation. Also, he actively developed medical education, supported measures for public health, and encouraged scientific research supported by the government without policy intervention. Jefferson was known to suffer from chronic headaches early in his life and later on was bothered by rheumatism.

Monticello: Medicine Contributions of Thomas Medicine to American Medicine

John and Abigail Adams

In 1776 the American colonies were fighting more than the British. A horrendous smallpox epidemic was brutalizing the Boston area. At the time, the smallpox inoculation was highly controversial. Abigail Adams made the agonizing decision to have her four children inoculated against the deadly disease. All of the children had some reaction to the procedure, ranging from mild to an extensive eruption, yet everyone recovered. John Adams would go on to become the second president of the United States and their eldest son, John Quincy Adams, became the nation’s sixth president.

Abigail Adams, Smallpox, and the Spirit of 1776

Benjamin Franklin

Inventor, author, businessman, politician, diplomat and all-around visionary, Benjamin Franklin’s influence extended to medicine as well. Franklin had a role in the development of the first medical school in the United States. He understood how the common cold was passed from person to person. He correctly understood the nature of psoriasis and was aware of the placebo effect. He also identified the dangers of lead. Franklin put his innovative mind to work and devised a flexible urethral catheter.

On exhibit @Miner: Mental Health Portraits by Charmaine Wheatley

June 5, 2017

Be honest.

What words came to your mind when you read the title of this exhibit?

Maybe gloomy, depressing, boring?

Well, get ready to be surprised.

Because the exhibit is intimate, playful, spontaneous, and colorful.

Charmaine Wheatley is artist-in-residence at University of Rochester Medical Center. Her goal is to shift perceptions around mental illness. Through her art, Charmaine encourages understanding and provides hope to those who struggle. No labels; no condemnations; no stigma.

Wheatley’s portraits are a breath of fresh air. Her work is informal and intuitive. Each drawing is a pocket-sized 4” x 7-3/8.” She uses watercolor, ink, gel pen, graphite, and gouache on paper.

Artist's studio

“De-stigmatizing happens through humanizing,” says Wheatley. So each portrait sitting involves an open-hearted discussion about living with the challenges of mental illness. Fragments of conversations are integrated within the portrait to create the final piece.

Sitters include people from University of Rochester, Strong Ties, Strong Recovery, Creative Wellness Opportunities, and St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center. They include people experiencing mental health challenges themselves, and/or professionals actively engaged in helping others, like psychiatrists, mental health activists, peer advocates, counselors, and nurses.

After July 1, 2017, Wheatley will shift her focus to the HIV/AIDS community of Rochester.

For more information about the project, visit

About the artist: Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Wheatley has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts; Arts Nova Scotia; and Arts Newfoundland Labrador. During her on-going artist residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, she sat in the “Living Room” with museum patrons and employees. An installation of 104 of these portraits is on the view at the museum. Recent related portrait work includes two artist residencies with senior centers in Brooklyn in 2016 (Krakus Senior Center in Greenpoint; and the Hope Gardens Community Center in Bushwick).


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Posted by Susan Andersen

Computing Center closed on weekends starting 6/3/17.

June 2, 2017

Starting June 3, our Computing Center will have new hours:

• OPEN: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• CLOSED: Saturday and Sunday.

Does the weekend closing affect you?

Because when it comes to service, our aim is to solve your problems quickly and easily. We’re dedicated to doing the right thing, and we take our commitments seriously.

So, let us know.  Is this a downright disaster, a tad inconvenient, or really no big deal?

• Use the online survey available at
• Use the Ask A Librarian link on our website to send us a question or comment.
• Stop by and talk to one of our Answer Desk professionals.




High Noon at Miner Library Presents: A Walk on the Wild Side, Birds of Prey in Upstate New York, June 28th at Noon

June 1, 2017

Please join us for the next High Noon on June 28. We will have some very special speakers and visitors from Wild Wings, Inc.

Stop by and learn about raptors from local non-profit Wild Wings, a facility in Mendon Ponds Park that houses injured and non-releasable birds of prey. There will be live birds on-hand to demonstrate the amazing adaptations that make them fearsome hunters.

Join us on Wednesday, June 28, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner. Feel free to invite your colleagues.

Want to help the birds? Stop by with lightly used blankets or towels…their supplies are low.

For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.

About Wild Wings: Wild Wings is a not-for-profit educational organization that houses and cares for permanently injured birds of prey which are unable to survive on their own in the wild.

Our mission is to teach environmental stewardship through programs featuring our resident raptors as our teaching partners. We travel with our raptors to schools, scout meetings, and many other corporate and private events. We also host educational programs and hikes at our facility at Mendon Ponds Park.

July 2017 Classes by Miner Library

June 1, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

RefWorks Basics
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Managing Your Professional Identities
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Blackboard Discussion Boards
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.