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In version X2, EndNote introduced a new Find Full Text feature. With this feature, you can select references in your EndNote library and tell EndNote to go and look for PDF copies of the references. If EndNote locates a PDF, it will insert a PDF icon in the File Attachments field of the reference in your library and store the PDF in the DATA folder associated with your EndNote library.
Configuring your EndNote Installation
In version X2, this feature does not work very well. From version X3, it achieves a higher success rate. If you are using version X3 or later, you first need to amend your EndNote Preferences. In EndNote, click on Edit>Preferences, and select Find Full Text. Check all the check-boxes. If you are not working in the biomedical area, you can leave the PubMed LinkOut option unchecked to speed up the search process.
In the OpenURL Path box, type:
The Authenticate with URL box can be left empty if you are working on campus. If you are working off campus, insert this text:
However the success rate off campus is much lower than on campus.
Click the OK button to save these changes.
Initiating Find Full Text
To begin searching for full text, highlight the references in your library that you want EndNote to search for. Normally only journal articles can be retrieved in full text. Then click on References>Find Full Text>Find Full Text, or just click on the Find Full Text icon on the toolbar at the top of the library window.
If you are working off campus, you will be asked to authenticate with your normal UQ username and password. You will see a message telling you that no menu access is available. Click on Continue to begin the search.
In EndNote X3 and later versions, you will see a Find Full Text group set at the bottom of the Groups Pane (on the left-hand side of the library window). In this group set you can see auto-groups which will allow you to monitor progress of the search.
If EndNote is unable to download the full text of the article, it may still be able to insert a link in the URL field of the reference. You can use that link to download the PDF and attach it to the reference yourself.
The Find Full Text function will only work with articles available from certain large online electronic journal collections. The EndNote software has to be individually coded for each of these databases, so not all articles that are available online will be retrieved by the Find Full Text function. If the database changes its interface, EndNote will no longer be able to retrieve articles from it until a new EndNote version or patch is released. Make sure that you have the latest version of EndNote and check for any software updates by clicking on Help>EndNote Program Updates.
If you have an EndNote Web account, enter the details by clicking on Edit>Preferences>EndNote Web. This can improve the success rate.
EndNote apparently detects the Windows proxy settings on your computer. If you are using a proxy server that requires authentication to access external websites, the Find Full Text function will not work, because it has no means of authentication.