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.
Want to learn more about EndNote Web, Open Access Publishing or Using Apps on your Christmas gift tablet ? Those are the sessions we are running this month for Academic Staff and Research Postgrad students.