DISCLAIMER: This guide is for the Online version. If you are using Desktop, please go to "Learn More" for help. There are no connection files for the online versions (you cannot search sources directly from EndNote Online); HOWEVER, if you are using a Desktop version, you can search and then sync to online. See the Connection Files tab for more info.
To download the "free" version of EndNote Online, you need to:
Good to Know
Importing files in EndNote Basic Online:
A. EndNote Basic Online will link to pdfs along with citations (if available). You can do this by saving one or multiple records (full-records option) using the "Save to EndNote Online" feature. [Note: this will NOT store the pdf unless you sync it with your desktop. However, this only works within web of knowledge]. So ...
B. To import references from other databases, save the references as .ris file on your desktop and later import it to your EndNote Basic Online library. [This will not include the pdfs], OR
C. You can save pdfs in a folder (my articles) and import the pdfs (one or multiple), which will populate the reference fields AS LONG AS THESE ARTICLES INCLUDE A Degital Object Identifier (DOI). If not, then the reference fields cannot be populated automatically and need to be entered manually.
Importing files in EndNote Desktop:
You can generally follow the same steps for EndNote Basic Online in terms of importing files. However, if you wish to attach pdfs for references that could NOT be auto-imported, then you can use the "Find Full-text" feature in EndNote Desktop, but not before you do some tweaking:
Important: the above will only work if we subscribe to the full-text and if it is available in pdf; otherwise, you can import references from saved pdfs (step C, above). Also, please agree to the copyright pop-up box that will appear when you use full-text.
To search and export from databases, we strongly recommend that you use the database's own search to find and export articles. You can then import them into EndNote.
Searching databases within EndNote Desktop is not recommended. This feature is limited and ineffective because this feature:
If you wish to use EndNote's system for searching databases, information can be found in the online manual.
However, you can search our library catalog using EndNote Desktop by downloading the connection file to Carnegie Mellon University from EndNote Desktop (click read on EndNote below). This will only allow you to search the library catalog and is not a connection file for the databases. [Note: you do not need to do this if you are using EndNote Web].