Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022     Views: 8

It is possible to search for resources and import them directly into EndNote by using the appropriate connection files.  

A connection file contains all the information necessary to connect to, search and import references from an online database or library catalogue. Databases are only available to subscribers; most library catalogs are freely accessible. 

Please note that the Library generally suggests searching directly in its subscribed databases and exporting the results to EndNote as they offer greater refinement capabilities.  

Adding the Western Sydney U Library Catalog 

NOTE: If you have downloaded EndNote 20 from the Library website, the Western Sydney U Library Catalog connection file is preinstalled. 

  • To access the ‘Western Sydney U’ library catalog, you must download the connection file from the library homepage. 
  • Download the Western Sydney U Library Connection File here. 
  • Save the file to: C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote 20\Connections 
    • Note: Your Connections folder may be in a different location where you installed EndNote 

Accessing Western Sydney U Library Catalog 

  1. On the Groups Panel, under ONLINE SEARCH CLICK on “more…”  
  2. On the Choose A Connection popup box, scroll and select ‘Western_Sydney_U’  
  3. CLICK the Choose button. 

Searching with Connection Files 

  1. Under the ONLINE SEARCH group, Select the connection file you wish to use. 
  2. Enter your search term(s) into EndNote Search
  3. CLICK Search to send the search request to the online database. 

Retrieving and Saving References 

After a successful search, EndNote alerts you to the number of references that were found.  

  1. CHOOSE how many search results appear in the Reference Panel e.g. 25, 50, 75, 100… 
  2. Tick the references you would like to add to your groups, you can also CLICK the top checkbox R to select all. 
  3. CLICK the  icon to add these results 
  4. The results will appear in the Recently Added group.

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