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EndNote 20:  Online search mode

Manage your references and create in-text citations and bibliographies. Note: This guide is for EndNote 20. For EndNote X9 see the link at the bottom left of the page.

Online Search Mode

Online Search Mode

The Online Search Mode allows you to search library catalogues or databases and add the references, all from within your EndNote library.

Some of the connection files you might find useful are: PubMed, University of Newcastle Library catalogue, Library of Congress catalogue, Jisc Library Hub Discover, and other Australian University Library catalogues.

Use the Online Search Mode in 5 steps:

  1. Select Online Search from the Groups panel located at the left of the EndNote window 
  2. Click on the connection required in the list, or select more… to view the complete list of the EndNote connection files.
  3. Enter your search terms, then click Search. The results will appear in the Retrieve Results box below. 
  4. Mark the records you would like to save, then click the plus sign () to add the selected references to your library
  5. When you have finished searching, click  All References to return to your EndNote library. 

Online search within EndNote


Although importing records can save you a lot of time, it is important to understand that it is not always 100% accurate.  This means that it is essential to carefully check the records imported, and correct any mistakes or inaccuracies. 

Mistakes in the records in your library will translate into mistakes in your in-text citations and reference list entries.