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EndNote: EndNote Setup

Everything about using EndNote and EndNote Web.

Setting Up Find Full Text Preferences

EndNote offers the option to find full text usually in PDF format downloaded to your EndNote Library. Before doing this, it is highly recommended that you set Find Full Text Preferences in EndNote.  This way you will find more full text PDFs because you connect your EndNote Library with the library's resources. Follow the following to set the EndNote preferences:

  • Choose Find Full Text under EndNote Preferences (For PC users the EndNote Preferences is under Edit; For Mac users the EndNote Preferences is under EndNote tab)
  • Check all the four boxes if they are not already checked
  • Enter UTHSC library's OpenURL and Authendicate With URL:

OpenURL Path is:

Authenticate with:

Note that 1) the EndNote Find Full Text feature will not find everything for you. Some journals and database services (e.g., JSTOR, EBSCO, will not work with it. 2) If your computer is on campus, you do not need to enter Authenticate with URL

Syncing Desktop EndNote to My EndNote Web

1. EndNote X7>Preferences>Sync. FOR WINDOWS USERS, Edit>Preferences>Sync.

2. Enter your UTHSC email and password.

3. Click Enable Sync.

4. Click Sign Up.

5. Fill out the My EndNote Web form that opens. (All red starred items are required.)

NOTE: Once you import some references to your EndNote, login to MyEndNote Web and see if your groups/references are showing. If syncing is setup properly, your groups and reference will be showing. 

My EndNote Web  Save this link to your computer so you can login to your EndNote from anywhere at anytime! 

Define Term Lists


1. Go to Tools>Define Term Lists.

2. Make sure you are clicked on the Lists Tab and on Journals. 

3. Click on the Import List button.

Windows Users, select the Medical text file. Over 14,000 journal titles will be imported. Then, click on Import List button again and select the BioScience text file. This will import almost 5,000 more journal titles. 

MAC users, go to Applications>EndNote>EndNote>Medical Terms. This will import 14,000 titles.

Applications>EndNote>EndNote>BioScience Terms This will import almost 5,000 more titles.