When you use Online Search you work within EndNote from where you connect to the external source (for example a library catalogue or database). There are limitations to the search interface used for Online Search, so for complex searches the Direct Import from online databases, or the method employing Import Filters should be used.
Online Search uses a Connection File. It is an easy and quick way to bring in references from library catalogues, especially if you already know the author or title of the reference you want to import into EndNote.
Retrieved references will be displayed under the Online Search group heading.
If you have conducted your search from Online Search Mode, required references will have to be copied to the Local Library (All References) using the Copy to Local Library button on the Library window toolbar.
At this point you may want to check for duplicate references by selecting References and then Find Duplicates.
Tip: When you import information, it is important to check your records and ensure that all relevant information has been imported.
Connection files let you connect directly to a database or catalogue and search it from within the EndNote program. Connection files will only work with those databases that comply with an international standard called Z39.50.
University installations of Endnote should contain all the required Connection files. If you require additional files, the ANU Online EndNote site contains a great number of them.
Other connection files can be located from various sources, including the EndNote website. If possible, save new connection files to the appropriate Endnote directory at
C:\Program Files\EndNote X*\Connections (Windows)
Applications/EndNote X*/Connections (Mac).
By default EndNote should look to the correct folders when choosing Connection files. However, as this may have been changed on shared machines, it is worthwhile checking the location before you begin. To do this
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