EndNote Desktop, available for purchase through UC Davis’ On TheHub, has the ability to search for full text journal articles and conference papers which you have access to through the UC Davis library subscriptions and/or that are freely available on the Internet to attach to your existing references.

To Setup:

  1. Click on Edit > Preferences (or EndNote X_ > Preferences on Mac)
  2. Select “Find Full Text” in the left-hand column
  3. Check the “PubMed LinkOut” box (all boxes will now be checked)
  4. Insert the following OpenURL Path: https://search.library.ucdavis.edu/openurl/01UCD_INST/01UCD_INST:UCD?
  5. Click “Apply”
  6. Select “PDF Handling” in the left-hand column
  7. Check the “Custom” box under PDF Auto Renaming Options
  8. Choose “Record Number”, then “Author”, then “Year”
  9. Click “OK”

To run “Find Full Text” in EndNote:

  1. Turn on the UC Davis Library VPN (if not connected to the campus network)
  2. Select (highlight) the references you would like EndNote to try and find PDFs for (limited to 250 records at a time)
  3. Click References > Find Full Text > Find Full Text
  4. EndNote Find Full Text copyright and usage notice will pop up
  5. Click OK
  6. You will see the progress of the search on the left (in the Groups pane) at the bottom

While this feature works quite well, it is not perfect and may not find everything!

To create a folder of PDFs from EndNote:

  1. Create a new, empty folder on your Desktop
  2. Open your EndNote Library’s .Data file
  3. Open the folder labeled PDF (EndNote automatically stores PDFs in individual folders within the .Data file)
  4. Search for type:.pdf
  5. Select all PDFs
  6. Copy & Paste selected PDFs into your new folder

Please refer EndNote’s Advanced Citation Management Guide for videos and additional information.