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Citation Management Tools: EndNote

Refworks, Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote, Papers. Which one is the right reference management tool for you? Start here.

EndNote Instruction

View instructions for the latest version of EndNote produced.

EndNote Links

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a reference and full-text organizer that allows you to create bibliographies and format documents in a large number of output styles.

The University does not have a site license for EndNote.  Individuals and departments may puchase copies from Penn's Computer Connection.

EndNote is available as a standalone software product, a cloud based product known as EndNote Web, or a combination of the two.  This guide focuses on the standalone product.

Configuring EndNote to access Full-text Articles

EndNote will attempt to 'find' PDF's that match the records in your library.  You will need to add some preference settings.

Access the Preference area in your copy of EndNote and add the urls listed below:

  • Select the commands: Edit -> Preferences -> Find Full Text

Open URL Path: http://elinks.library.upenn.edu/

Authenticate with URL: https://proxy.library.upenn.edu/login

If EndNote can't find the PDF using the Find Full Text Command, highlight a citation and then right-click.  Select URL -> Open URL link.  This should open your browser and link to the Library's PennText service.  Here you should find a link to the article PDF if Penn Library subscribes to the journal.  Download the PDF.  Once downloaded click the PDF file and drag it over the corresponding EndNote record.  This should connect the two together.
 

NIH Public Access Compliant Citations

The NIH has revised their policy for submissions to require the PubMed Central reference number be included in documents submitted to the NIH.

No content files can update libraries that already exist in EndNote, so PMC numbers will only be added to new references automatically, if the references have PMC numbers on the PubMed site at the time of import.

EndNote X3 and later come with updated files that import the PMC number to the PMC field automatically.

For those using an earlier version of EndNote (X2 or earlier), instructions are available on the EndNote website.

More information is available on our NIH Public Access Policy Guide.

EndNote Troubleshooting

EndNote technical support from Thomson Reuters is available: http://endnote.com/support/contact-support

EndNote Consultation

Consultations are available upon request.  Use our consultation form.