**Some Mac users have experienced issues with this feature. It may be related to find full-text capabilities in EndNote. If you have trouble, make sure your EndNote software is up to date and try restarting EndNote. If you continue to have issues, please contact us.**
EndNote allows direct connections to several databases using connection files that are included in your EndNote software package. To access NU-restricted resources (for example, Ovid databases and Web of Science) through EndNote, you will need to be on the Northwestern University network or connected via a Virtual Private Network (VPN). If you are not connected, you can still use the Import method described in the next section.
Databases like PubMed or the National Library of Medicine catalog should be ready to go, and access is not restricted.
Please Note: If you want to search MEDLINE, select PubMed. This option allows you to search the database regardless of your location.
Types of Searches
The EndNote search interface is very basic and does not support advanced searching options such as the ability to explode or focus in MEDLINE. The searching via EndNote method is good for retrieving "known items", i.e. articles you know already exist or all articles by a particular author.