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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


Setting up the Find Full Text function

  1. In EndNote, go to  Edit > Preferences (Windows) or go to EndNote > Preferences (Mac)
  2. In the EndNote Preferences box select Find Full Text from the left menu 
  3. Copy into the OpenURL Path box, and into the Authenticate With: URL: box  

The first time you look for full text in a session (everytime you start EndNote), it should open a window that asks you to sign in. When you sign in using your JCU username (jc######) and password, it will go through to your User Profile (this is your security user profile for JCU). This means you've successfully signed in, so hit "Continue" at the bottom of that window (in the EndNote part of the window, not the User Profile). Authentication does time out, so you will need to authenticate again at some point.

Using the Find Full Text function

  1. Select the reference(s) you want search. Then click the Find Full text button 
  2. The Find Full text login box will appear. Note, you may get a Script Error message appearing on a PC. If this occurs, click Yes (or No) until it disappears
  3. If you are off campus you will need to login. If you see a page with 'Resources EZproxy is Configured for' then you are already logged in.
  4. Click Continue
  5. 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 at the bottom of your My Library menu. 

Screenshot of Endnote, Find Full Text.

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.

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.

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