The Find Full Text option in EndNote searches the web to see if the PDF full text of a reference in your library is freely available. If it is, EndNote will attach it to the matching reference.
You can also find the PDF full text of some (not all) subscribed publications of CityU Library, e.g. articles. See below.
Note: Only eligible CityU staff and students can access the full text of subscribed publications of CityU Library.
Find Full Text
If you edit the preferences in EndNote, you can also find the PDF full text of some CityU Library subscribed publications, e.g. articles. (Only eligible CityU staff and students can access the full text).
|Note: When using this feature, please refrain from any systematic or excessive downloading from Library databases. Users are fully responsible for any legal consequences arising from excessive downloading or infringement of prevailing copyright laws.
1. Open EndNote.
2. Select Edit > Preferences.
3. Select Find Full Text from the list of preferences.
4. Tick the OpenURL box and enter the following:
5. In the Authenticate with box, enter http://ezproxy.cityu.edu.hk/login?url=
6. Click Apply and then OK.
Import a PDF document into your EndNote library
If you have the PDF full text for a reference in your library, you can import it. EndNote will attach it to the matching reference.
Add a PDF document to a matching reference in your library
Add PDF document/s or folder to create new references
You can upload a PDF document or a folder of PDF documents into EndNote even if there is no matching reference in your library. EndNote extracts the bibliographic information from the PDF document to create a new reference in your library.
Note: A scanned PDF document or a PDF document without a DOI cannot be added successfully to EndNote using the instructions below.
Tip: If a PDF document you have imported is missing information from fields, e.g. author, volume, etc, select the Find Reference Update feature to update information in the reference.
EndNote has some options to help you manage PDFs. You can:
Rename a PDF document and enable automatic importing
Note: A scanned PDF document or a PDF document without a DOI cannot be added successfully to EndNote using the instructions above.
Find out more by watching the video: PDF Auto-Import folder (appr. 1 min)
Add notes, highlights, underline and strike out text in PDF documents
The Find Reference Updates feature lets you add additional information, missing fields, and more to a reference. It is especially useful for an e-publication which may not have all the information that is available in the printed version, or for a PDF document that has not imported correctly.
Note: If you select Update All Fields any information you have added into your reference e.g. Notes will be overwritten.