Do you have a folder of pdf’s you would like to import into EndNote?
EndNote can be set up to import multiple pdf’s from a single folder on your desktop computer.
Make sure that all the pdf files you want to import are in one folder (this can include subfolders).
From the File menu, select Import then Folder….
At the ‘Import Folder’ field click on Browse and select the required folder (If the selected folder includes subfolders containing files you want to import, click the Include files in all subfolders radio button).
Click on Import.
EndNote will import the pdf’s and attempt to locate the record information to attach to. The system will alert you to any pdf’s it has been unable to locate a record for. Unfortunately you can’t clip these onto existing records.
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The find duplicates function in EndNote is a massive time saver. A quick de-dup can free up space in your library and save you the error of using different records for the same reference resulting in confusion and even a corrupt document.
The find duplicate function usually looks for records which exactly match – so if there is a slight difference, say with an abbreviation of a journal name or first name of authors the duplicate function will fail.
Using the EndNote client you can refine these options.
Open the EndNote client and your EndNote library.
Click on Edit, Choose preferences and Select Duplicates on the left hand menu as screen shot below;
Select the options you wish the function to be sensitive to. The more options you have ticked- the more sensitive your de-dup will be. Be wary though if you only use the title as a match you may find numerous articles with titles the same by different authors being deleted from your account.
Test it out- see how you get on- and let us know what you think!
In the EndNote survey some of you commented that you found it difficult to deal with EndNotes handling of corporate or institutional authors.
EndNote has a glitch which means that the first word in the author name is read as the surname. To enable EndNote to read the corporate author as one word the solution is really simple. Just add a comma after the last word of the corporate/institution name.
Lots of you will be getting to grips on EndNote in the coming weeks- we’ve just received notice that EndNote online is expected to be out of action on Saturday.
Please be advised that EndNote online will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 1300 GMT. EndNote online and the sync function from your EndNote desktop and iPad are expected to be unavailable for approximately 4 hours.
Thomson Reuters are doing away with the term “EndNote Web”, not the product itself.
The 2 products formally known in this way will equivalent to :-
EndNote– This is the purchased software (available to us on the Cardiff University network) which also gives us access to an online account with 5GB of attachments.
EndNote Basic– This is an online only account. It can be created by anyone and is free to use. Its main limitations are that is has 2GB for attachments and 21 output styles and 5 connection filters. The 21 output styles are listed at the end of this blog post.
EndNote desktop users will get access to all the great time savers like ‘Find Full Text’ and ‘Import PDF’ and on Syncing their Library to their online account, so they can access their reference anywhere in the world, including via a mobile or the iPad app.
We actually see that there is also a 3rd route available to off campus users or distance learners who access EndNote via Web of Knowledge – This one is the “Basic” account but it will have access to all the styles and database connections set up by the University (just like this type of “EndNote Web” account did) but now it also has the 2GB for attachments.
1 ABNT (Author–‐Date).ens
2 ABNT (Citation–‐Order).ens
5 APA 6th.ens
7 Chicago 16th Footnote.ens
8 Chicago 16th Author–‐Date.ens
9 Cite Them Right–‐Harvard.ens
10 CSE Style Manual C–‐S.ens
11 CSE Style Manual N–‐Y.ens
17 Refman RIS.ens
19 Turabian Bibliography.ens
20 Turabian Reference List.ens