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About EndNote

Using EndNote is one way to manage your references. The software will keep track of your references in a library you create.

When you are searching Library databases you will be able to export your results to EndNote.

PDF copies of articles (if they have associated metadata), can be imported into EndNote which will complete the reference details automatically.

You can harvest PDFs to go with the references in your library using the 'Find Full Text' function.  You need to change your preference settings for this to work.

When you have references in your library you will be able to insert the references into your Word documents (Cite While You Write) to create in-text references and a reference list that will automatically be formated in the reference style of your choice.

EndNote at Work

The WA Health libraries have a whole of WA Health licence for EndNote.  In Health IT supported sites log a job to have EndNote installed on your work PC.  Fiona Stanley Hospital staff email the help desk to log a job.

Setting EndNote Preferences

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

Note that ‘Find full text’ will work well for many journals but will not work for some where full text access is in fact available. Some records will not contain enough information for the article to be retrieved (it’s important to import complete references), access to some titles may only be available via an aggregator and not from the publisher URL that comes with the record, and some journals need to be accessed via a path that includes a login and this cannot be incorporated into EndNote’s Find Full Text search.

Edit EndNote preferences once you have the program open.

For Windows, go to:

Edit;  Preferences;  Find Full Text

For Macs, go to:

EndNote, EndNote Preferences;  Find Full Text

Tick all four boxes: Web of Science;  DOI;  PubMed LinkOut; and OpenURL.

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.

On WA Health PCs, in the Authenticate with: box, type this URL (this step is NOT necessary for home installations).

In the OpenURL Path box, you need to put the link to the Library’s open URL resolver.

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

EndNote at Home

The WA Health libraries have a whole of WA Health licence for EndNote.

Just click on the EndNote@Home tab above for instructions and the installation files for your home PC or MAC

The Endnote version available for home installation is X9.3.1

EndNote Web

Set up an EndNote Web account

Why?  If you have integration between your desktop application and EndNote Web set up, the Find Full Text Function retrieves more full text than EndNote is able to if this is not synced.  Set up an EndNote Web Account.

Once you have your account set up, go into EndNote preferences on your desktop application, choose

      Enter your EndNote Web Account Credentials  and hit apply.