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