EndNote helps you keep track of your citations and format them properly as you write your manuscript.
This recommended method allows you to use all of the powerful search features of the PubMed interface.
This method is the best method to use if you already have a list of citations to add to your library, or if you have PubMed ID numbers for the articles. If you have not yet collected any references, doing a topical search within a specific database (i.e. PubMed, Web of Knowledge) is a better way of searching the literature. Databases such as PubMed offer search functionality that is superior to EndNote's "online search" function.
The most basic way to enter a reference is by typing it in, but this method is discouraged since it increases likelihood of errors.
EndNote X3 - X5 offer the option to find the full-text of the references downloaded to your EndNote library.
1) Penn State users should set up their OpenURL path following these instructions on the middle of this page: OpenURL path
2) Once you have references in your EndNote library:
EndNote will begin searching through both freely available materials and Penn State-licensed resources to find the full text. You can watch EndNote tally the progress on the bottom left side of your library. When a pdf is found, a paperclip will display next to the author’s name in your library. Sometimes EndNote cannot download the pdf, but will provide a link to the resource. These will display as “found URL.”
NOTE: This method of importing PDFs into your EndNote library only works if a)Penn State subscribes to the journal and b) the metadata on the PDF is of good quality. If you do not find a PDF using this method, check to see if Penn State Hershey subscribes to the journal by searching our Journals List . If the article is available, download the PDF to your desktop, rightclick on the corresponding reference in your library, select "File Attachments" then "Attach File" and upload your saved PDF.