EndNote for Desktop

Instructions for getting started with EndNote desktop software

Managing Preferences in Your EndNote Library


find full text setup

Find Full-Text

After importing or adding a citation you can command EndNote to find and upload the PDF to your citation (note: it will not work for every citation). For this to work you need to set the preference.

  1. Go to Preferences
  2. Go to Find Full Text
  3. Enter the following URL in the OpenURL Path field: https://uhawaii-manoa.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/openurl/01UHAWAII_MANOA/01UHAWAII_MANOA:MANOA
  4. Enter the following URL in the URL field: https://authn.hawaii.edu/cas/login?service=https://micro189.lib3.hawaii.edu/ezproxy/results.php



Auto Rename PDFs

When importing/attaching PDFS, the files often have generic names. The PDF Handling function let's you designate a naming convention for your PDFs.

  1. Go to Preferences
  2. Select PDF Handling
  3. Decide the criteria you prefer


EndNote allows you to sync your references to its web-based/cloud version, EndNote Basic. 

  1. Create an EndNote account this is also your Web of Science account.
  2. Go to Preferences
  3. Select Sync
  4. Enter your EndNote account info
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