EndNote X9 Desktop provides unlimited storage space for full text and file attachments.
EndNote can search for full text documents for records in your library and add them to the relevant record as an attachment.
To search for free full text online for references in your library:
If you are working off campus and are not connected to the university network then it is possible to connect to UCL's VPN to increase the number of full text PDFs retrieved. This helps to retrieve full text PDFs from UCL's subscription e-journal content.
Follow ISD's UCL Virtual Private Network connection guide for information on how to connect. Once you are connected, follow the steps above to search for fulltext articles. Disconnect once you no longer require access to the VPN.
Not all full text articles will be found using the Find full text function. It is not yet working for every publisher and can be inconsistent, so it may not retrieve the full text even where UCL subscribes to the content.
Some people have experienced temporary variations in the number of full text documents found. It can be worth repeating the Find full text search again for unfound articles as this can sometimes increase the number retrieved.
If EndNote does not find the full text document then you can find other ways to retrieve the full text such as through EndNote Click or by searching Explore. You can then attach the file to the EndNote record.
To attach a file, such as a PDF, to a record:
Where a reference has a file attached, a paperclip icon appears next to the record in the central pane.
EndNote Click (formerly Kopernio) is a free browser plugin which works with academic website to help you get one-click access to full-text PDFs using your library subscription and open access alternatives, whether you are on or off campus. Once you have the PDF, you can easily export it to EndNote.
When you view the details of an article online in an online database or via a publisher's website you will see an EndNote Click icon appear in the bottom left corner of your screen, which will indicate if a PDF has been found. Clicking on the icon will add the PDF to your EndNote Click locker.
To access your locker at any time, click on the EndNote Click icon on your browser toolbar. Click on items in your locker to view them in the EndNote Click viewer.
When viewing PDFs in the EndNote Click Viewer, click on the Export references button to export your references as RIS files which can then be opened in EndNote Desktop.
More information is available on the EndNote help pages.
Where a reference has a PDF file attached, you can view and annotate it from within EndNote.
You can also open attached files in their default programme, such as Adobe Acrobat for PDFs:
Alternatively you may open file attachments in their default programme from the main view of your Library: