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EndNote: Online Search within EndNote

Everything about using EndNote and EndNote Online. Library workshops: Introduction to EndNote for Windows (Online); EndNote Drop-in Sessions


The Online Search feature provides the opportunity to search for references within the EndNote program and add directly to your EndNote Library. There are four databases under Online Search: 

  1. Library of Congress: the biggest library catalog in the world
  2. LISA (EBSCO): Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  3. PubMed (NLM): the biomedical database from the National Library of Medicine
  4. Web of Science (TS): a citation database

You cannot add other UTHSC subscription databases to the Online Search list. Instead, you can use either the exporting feature from the databases themselves or the importing feature from EndNote to add references to your EndNote Library. 

It's highly recommended to use Online Search only for known references. For example, if you know the author, the article, or PMID. It is not recommended to start your topic search using the EndNote Online Search feature. 

To do the EndNote Online Search: Click on the database, make sure you use the correct search field, and conduct the search.