Find Full Text tries to retrieve the fulltext of articles in your EndNote Library. It works better on-campus than off-campus, and it can't be used when you have EndNote in Online Search Mode as in the image below.
Go to Edit > Preferences (on a Mac, EndNote > Preferences) and select Find Full Text.
If you are not working in the biomedical area, you can uncheck the PubMed Linkout box to speed up Find Full Text. If you are working on-campus, you can optionally leave the Authenticate with URL box blank.
1. Select the References in your Library for which you want the full text.
2. Go to References > Find Full Text > Find Full Text....
If only the Authenticate... option is active, you are probably in Online Search Mode, and Find Full Text will not run. Click the icon in the top-left corner of EndNote to switch to Local Library mode or Integrated mode. You may need to first copy your references from the temporary Online library to your local Library ( use either the References > Copy References to command to copy selected references to a new or existing library or the Copy to Local Library icon from the toolbar. When you close the temporary library, all references in it will be lost.)
3. If you are prompted to Login to eResources, do so. Click the Continue button, and Find Full Text will start.
Full text will be retrieved for only some of the articles which you can access electronically. These factors will help:
4. Click to expand the Find Full Text heading in the EndNote left-hand menu, to see how many PDFs are being retrieved.
In some disciplines, researchers use abbreviated forms of journal titles in their publications. EndNote handles this problem by allowing you to import term lists that store both the full titles of journals and the corresponding abbreviations.
EndNote provides lists for several disciplines, including Bioscience, Economics, Humanities, Law & Medicine in the Terms Lists folder of the EndNote Program folder on the C: drive. For more current journal terms lists go to the UQ website: https://www.library.uq.edu.au/faqs/endnote/journal_terms.html and save the lists to your computer or USB.
Import a term list into Endnote:
1. Go to Tools > Open Term Lists > Journals Term List
2. Click on the Lists tab and make sure the Journals list is selected
3. Click on Delete List.. to remove the existing list (recommended)
4. Click on Create List, call the list Journals and tick the Journal List box
5. Click on Import List and choose the appropriate subject list
a. Can’t see the lists? Lists are usually stored here: C:\\Programs Files \ Endnote \ Terms Lists
b. Alternatively UQ have produced several more current journal term lists for download: https://www.library.uq.edu.au/faqs/endnote/journal_terms.html (works for Mac and PC)
6. Repeat step 5 for as many subject lists as required
7. Your list will be imported. Click on the Terms tab to view the lists
Tip: .This import process must be done for each Library that you want to use these terms.
Use journal terms list abbreviations with your Endnote Output Style:
· Go to Edit > Output Styles > Open Style Manager
· Find and double click on your style from the list
· Click on Journal Names heading in the left hand panel
· Choose the option that suits you best (Abbreviations 1, 2, 3 refer to the form of abbreviation listed in the columns in the Terms tab in the Term lists window if you are not sure)
Due to the variety of copyright and licensing restrictions that can apply to the redistribution of published material, it can be difficult to determine whether or not each individual attachment in an EndNote library can be shared with others. For this reason the library advices that the safest course of action for you is not to share or distribute EndNote Libraries containing attachments with someone from another institution which does not subscribe to the same databases.
You are still able to share your EndNote Libraries without attachments with collaborators outside the University (see below instructions). You may also talk to your Academic Liaison Librarian.
How to save an EndNote Library without attachments:
If you are upgrading from a previous version of EndNote, it is advisable to back up your libraries, any modified output styles, and uninstall the old version of EndNote prior to installing the new version.