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EndNote Guide: Managing PDFs with EndNote

EndNote Files

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EndNote X8 for MAC OS X

EndNote X8 for Windows

The current version is EndNote X8. Once you have installed the download from this page you will get automatic prompts when updates are available. You will be asked for your UC login.

Additional Files

The Library provides some modified and additional Filters, Connection, and Styles files which are useful for this University.

 Note that any zipped files need to be 'unzipped' i.e. right-click and choose the extract command.


Managing PDFs

Attaching PDFs to references 

  1. Select the reference for the PDF in your EndNote library.
  2. Right click, then select File Attachments and Attach File.

Or select the reference for the PDF and click on the paperclip icon from the Quick Edit tool bar to attach the pdf

Search fulltext PDFs

  1. Select reference(s) in your EndNote Library.
  2. Right click and select Find Full Text

    3.  EndNote will search and attach PDFs if they are found.

Importing existing PDFs into EndNote

You can import PDFs into EndNote and, in many cases, EndNote will populate all reference fields in your EndNote library using its Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

1. Open your EndNote library and click File

2. Click Import, then File to import a single PDF to EndNote. If you have a collection of PDFs saved in one folder, choose Import > Folder. 

3. Choose PDF as your import option. Click the Import button.

Note: If the DOI is not present, the PDF will be imported, but not the full reference fields. In this case, right click the reference, then choose Find Reference Updates  to locate its reference fields. Otherwise, you may have to manually type its reference fields.