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EndNote 20

Find Full-Text

EndNote 20 can locate full-text files online by using data stored in your references. Once found, EndNote 20 downloads and attaches the files to the references.

  1. Multiple references can be selected and the Find Full Text function activated by selecting References followed by Find Full Text from the file menu.
  2. A temporary group set called Find Full Text is visible in the left-hand menu. It displays both the search progress and the final results of the search for full text articles.

Tip: For ANU students and staff, to enable the Find Full Text functionality on your own computer or laptop, activate the Edit > Preferences > Find Full Text (MAC: EndNote > Preferences > Find Full Text) menu dialog and replace any entries in the OpenURL Path field with and in the Authenticate with URL field with

Find Full Text should also work when you are off campus. You will have to authenticate (Uni ID and ISIS/HORUS password only, don't select any of the options on the Find Full Text login dialog).

Note: You may discover that the Find Full Text feature doesn’t often work to your full satisfaction. The challenge for the EndNote developers is that while OpenURL is supposed to be an open standard, each commercial vendor implements their support for this slightly differently in their link resolver products. Also, EndNote is taught to read through HTML and scripts on web pages hosted by various publishers and databases. These pages change frequently, and so EndNote often needs to be re-taught how to find PDFs on newly designed pages.

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