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EndNote for Windows

Guide to setting up EndNote for Windows

Have EndNote download PDFs


When it works, this is the easiest way to get PDFs into your EndNote Library. EndNote will try to automatically find and download PDFs of articles for you, downloading and saving the PDF on your computer.

However, EndNote will not find all PDFs this way; It will only find some of them. For example, if EndNote locates full text in more than one place, it may not link you to any full text. The Library has many resources and articles that are free to you that EndNote cannot find. To double-check if the Library has a journal or article, please see the method here or check the library website

1. Highlight the references that you want EndNote to try to find and downlad the PDFs of. (You can sort your references between those that have attached PDFs and those that don’t, by clicking the paperclip column heading.)

2. Click the Find Full Text shortcut button.

3. If you receive a notice about the “Proxy Server Logon,” scroll down and click login. (Do not click the "continue" button yet.) Log in with your MU username and password. Only when you see the library homepage in the window/pop-up box, then you can click the "continue" button.

4. When you see the copyright notice, you can click “OK.”

5. A status bar on the left will keep you informed of the progress of EndNote’s searching.

6. If a PDF is found, it will be automatically downloaded and saved on your computer and attached to your reference. Any reference with an attached file has a paperclip icon next to it. 

Instuctions here on how to open and edit these PDFs