Getting the Most from EndNote

May 21, 2018

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).

Take your cadaver with you!

April 3, 2018

Miner Library has recently purchased Visible Body, a resource that has 3D, easily rotatable images, just like in the movies!  You can check out the skeleton, muscles, circulation system, physiology and many move amazing visual guides to the body.


Visible Body is available on the desktop or your mobile device.  There are five mobile apps available for the iPad and three for the Android device user.


There are great animations for providers to show their patients how the body functions and moves.  This resource is especially useful for medical, nursing, and dental students to help them understand the human body.


Even if you just need to know which muscles help you smile, check out Visible Body.


Any more questions?  Contact your librarian.  We are always here to help.

Use your mobile device to scan documents

September 16, 2016

Using your smartphone or mobile device to instantly scan documents can be inexpensive and convenient using the right tools.

TurboScan,  Genius Scan and CamScanner are available for both Android and Apple devices.  Some offer free versions, but the majority of apps cost between $4.99 and $6.99. Your scanned documents are emailed from the app and uploaded to a variety of cloud-based storage services.

Evernote and Google Drive also provide the ability to scan documents via the application and upload to the cloud instantly.

Need more information or have questions?  Contact Daniel Trout or check out his Technology review from MLA News.

Traveling this summer? Take a look at these 5 free translation apps

May 14, 2015

What’s one of your biggest worries when traveling in a foreign country? Being able to communicate, right?

I mean, you get off the plane and…

– Where can I get a taxi?

– Where’s the bathroom?

– Is that snake poisonous?

One of my fave technology writers, Brien Posey, recently wrote a feature for TechRepublic that helped put my mind to rest. In “Overcome the language barrier with these five free translation apps,” Brien highlights:

1. Google Translate

2. iTranslate

3. Translate Me

4. Ask Ziggy


In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t have a smartphone; so I couldn’t personally put all these apps through their paces. But I trust Brien, and I do have access to an iPad. Two of the five are available on iOS, in addition to Android and Windows Phone.

I found iTranslate to be intuitive and easy to use, offering “80+ languages at your finger tips.” Many of the languages offer an audio option, as well as text.

So far I’ve had fun virtually traveling to dozens of countries, including Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Italy, and Greece, asking everyone my favorite question, “Where is the closest library?”

Wikipedia tells me that determining the origin of language in the human species is considered by some to be “the hardest problem in science.” Using iTranslate and these other apps? Pretty easy!

Posted by Susan Andersen

Have you tried BrowZine to stay current?

March 26, 2015

BrowZine is a free tablet application that lets you browse, read, and stay current with top scholarly journals subscribed to by the URMC and River Campus Libraries. The app is for iPads and Android tablets.

With BrowZine, you can:

♦ Read and follow your favorite scholarly journals.

♦ Create a personal bookshelf and get notifications when new articles are published.

♦ Save articles for off-line reading or export to RefWorks, EndNote, Papers, Mendeley, and other services.

Dr. Robert G. Holloway, Department of Neurology, uses BrowZine on his iPad and calls it  “a game changer in the way I use and process information.”

To learn more, listen to this informal discussion with Dr. Holloway and Valorie Hallinan, Liaison Librarian, Edward G. Miner Library, at this link:

Scene from Browzine video


Getting started with BrowZine couldn’t be easier.

From your tablet, go to select the appropriate icon, or go directly to the Apple App, Google Play, or Amazon App store and download it for free.

The first time you launch BrowZine, select University of Rochester from the dropdown list, log in with your credentials, and start exploring!

UpToDate Mobile App Now Available

September 26, 2013

UptodateAppThe UpToDate mobile app is now available for URMC and Highland Hospital clinicians, students and staff. You can install the app on up to two devices including iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows 8 mobile phones or tablets.

To get started register for an UpToDate account on a computer connected to the URMC network. Then download the free app from your usual app store and log in with the UpToDate user name and password created during the registration process. Your UpToDate account will also allow you to log in directly from your home or other remote computer. Physicians can earn CME credit when using UpToDate while logged in to their account.

UpToDate requires that you verify your affiliation with URMC or Highland Hospital by logging in to UpToDate from a computer connected to the URMC network at least once every thirty days. The mobile app will notify you when you need to verify your affiliation.