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EndNote 20 for Mac

A guide for users of the EndNote 20 software on Mac

Adding PDFs to Your Library

It is now possible to find and download full-text articles from journals licensed by Northwestern University Libraries directly from EndNote. 

Configure full text preferences

You should configure EndNote to access full-text articles through the Northwestern University Libraries link resolver for optimal full-text retrieval. To do this, follow these instructions in EndNote:

  • Endnote 20 > Preferences > Find Full Text
  • Paste this URL into the box for OpenURL Path: http://resolver.library.northwestern.edu/nwu
  • Paste this URL into the box for Authenticate: http://turing.library.northwestern.edu/
  • Click Save
    Note: If you are off campus you should log into the NU VPN (see below)

  • In the left column of the same window, click URLs & Links
  • In the Open URL Arguments box, change the text at the beginning of the string from ?sid=ISI:WoS to ?sid=ISI:endnote. You do not need to change any of the other text in the Arguments box. Click Save.
 

Find and download full-text articles

  • If you are off campus, sign in to the NU VPN .
  • Select your desired reference(s) in your EndNote library.
  • Choose one of these options:
    • From the References menu, select Find Full Text OR
    • Right click on a closed reference in your library and choose Find Full Text from the contextual menu OR
    • Open your desired reference(s), right click and choose Find Full Text from the contextual menu.

Note: Full-text articles are only available from free full-text journals or journals licensed by Northwestern University Libraries. If full-text fails to download it is likely because:

  • EndNote is not configured correctly to download full-text from the Northwestern University Libraries link resolver (see configuration instructions above)
  • Full-text is not licensed for that particular journal title
  • The article you're trying to download falls outside the date range of licensed full-text access
  • You are off campus and not signed in to the NU VPN

Here are two video demonstrations to show you how to find full-text articles and how to set full-text preferences: