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EndNote X9:  Online search mode

Manage your references and create in-text citations and bibliographies

Online Search Mode

Online Search Mode

The Online Search Mode allow you to connect to library catalogues or databases, to search these and download the references, all from within your EndNote library.

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

To use the Online Search Mode:

  1. Select the Online Search Mode icon, located at the top left of the EndNote Library window (image at right).
  2. The Online Search Group will now open in the left panel of your EndNote Window.
  3. Click on the connection required in the list, or select more … to view the complete list of the EndNote connection files.  
Online search mode

Online search window

4. Enter your search terms, then click Search. The Confirm Online Search window (see image at right) will display the number of results identified from the search.

5. If too many records are identified, click Cancel to return to the Search Window, and refine your search. Otherwise, click OK.  The results will be downloaded into a temporary library.

6. Highlight the records you would like to retain (to select multiple references, hold the <Ctrl> key while selecting), then:
Right click | Copy References To  then click on the name of your library;  OR click the Copy to Local Library button (Copy to local library) on the EndNote library toolbar.

The records will be transferred to your library.

7. When you have finished searching click the Local Library Mode button (Local library mode icon) to return to your EndNote library. 

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.