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Guidance on using EndNote software at the University of Adelaide

Online Search

Using a connection file (the Online Search function) from within EndNote allows you to connect to, search, and import references from freely available resources such as library catalogues and PubMed and a few others such as Web of Science.

When you search a database using this option, you can select references to import into your EndNote library, or choose to import references in bulk.

You will not be able to use this function for searching all the databases available through the University of Adelaide Library. You can always search in the native database and then export your references into your EndNote library.

When searching the University of Adelaide Library, you will only be able to search for titles in the catalogue - you will not be able to search for the contents of books and journals.

Connection to University of Adelaide Library Search:

This feature is available when you download the EN program from the University of Adelaide ITS website.
Select more... to choose it from the list of Connection files and add it to the list

Screenshot of EndNote online search options in the left menu.

Note: If U Adelaide Library Search is not currently working you will need to download an updated Connection file from EndNote:

The quick reference guide below demonstrates how to download and add a connection File in EndNote, and how to add it to the list under Online Search.

Connection to CINAHL Complete (EBSCO):

As above, select more... underneath the Online Search menu and find and select CINAHL Complete (EBSCO) from the list of Connection files.

You'll need to edit the Connection file to authenticate and access the database. Go to the Connection Manager (Tools > Connection FilesOpen Connection Manager).

Screenshot on EndNote, selecting Open connection manager from the Tools menu.

Find CINAHL Complete (Ebsco) from the list and check the box next to it. Click on Edit.
Click on the link below to access the User ID and password you will need to enter in the Connection Settings.

Go to File - Save (or Save As if it won't let you save and name whatever you like). Close these windows and return to your home screen.
Restart EndNote and you should now be able to search CINAHL Complete in EndNote.

Video: EndNote 20 Online Search (1:10)