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EndNote 21: Finding Full-Text

A basic guide to installing and using EndNote 21.

Using the Find Full Text Feature

This section of the guide will show you how to find full-text PDFs of the resources you are working with through EndNote.

Find Full Text

There are two ways that you can search for full-text copies of research material that you are working with. Before getting started, make sure that you have downloaded EndNote Click to your browser. You should use Chrome or Firefox when working with EndNote Click, with Firefox being the preferred option.

Step 1:
When you are in your library, go to All References on the left-hand side menu, and then select the resources that you would like run through the Find Full Text feature, as indicated in the image below.

Step 2: 

From there, you can follow the path through the top menu in the image below.

Step 3:

Alternatively, you can select the magnifying glass  image to search for the full text copies.

Step 4:

EndNote will then search for full-text versions of the articles, and results will be indicated on the left-hand side menu. If a PDF is found, it will automatically be added to your library. If no full-text PDF can be found, EndNote will add either a link to the URL, or indicate that no further information has been found.

Search Box in Bottom Left Corner of EndNote

As a general rule, DO NOT USE the search bar in the bottom left-hand corner of EndNote:

It is not functional and will be removed in future updates of EndNote. Instead, only use the LRC website for importing material to your EndNote library.