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Attaching files and full text

There are two ways to attach full text in EndNote. 

  1. Use the Find Full Text function to search for articles and attach them automatically.  This process is not always successful as it depends on a variety of factors, but it will save you time when it works well. 
  2. Manually attach files that you cannot find using the Find Full Text function


EndNote X9 & 20 - Setting up the Find Full Text Function

  1. In EndNote, go to  Edit > Preferences (Windows) or go to EndNote 20 tab > Preferences (Mac)
  2. In the EndNote Preferences box select Find Full Text from the left menu 
  3. Copy the following URLs into the boxes:

OpenURL Path box:

Authenticate with box: 



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EndNote 20 - Using the Find Full Text Function

  1. Select the reference(s) you want search
  2. Click the Find Full Text icon 
  3. When you use the Find Full Text function you may be asked to log in: Use your your JCU username (jc######) and normal JCU password
  4. Click Continue (not Update)

Authentication does time out, so you may need to authenticate again at some point.

EndNote will attempt to locate the full text of the selected reference(s). You can see the progress and results of the search in the Find Full Text menu on the left.


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EndNote 20 - Find Full Text

Find Full Text

1 minute 53 seconds

Working with PDFs and other attachments: A Live Class Recording

This video contains instructions on finding and attaching PDF articles and how to annotate PDF articles within EndNote.

Instructions on annotating PDFs start at 18:30 mins.

Manually attach files

  1. Find and download the PDF file you want to attach
  2. Right-click in the File Attachments field and select File Attachments > Attach File... Screenshot of Endnote with File Attachment, Attach File highlighted.

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