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No, the article will not be automatically exported from the database to your EndNote library. The export (or download) process sends just the bibliographic data to your EndNote library and this usually includes:
• publication date
• publication details (e.g. journal title, volume, issue, pagination or publisher and location)
Other data that may also be exported:
• URL (but beware: this URL is often not stable and is unlikely to be useful in your reference)
If you also want the full text article to be added to your EndNote library, please see the FAQs below.
The most successful method is to deal with this while you still have the database search results showing in your browser. An alternative method using the Find Full Text command is described one of the other FAQs on this page.
For more details about attaching files, consult Section 9 on pages 17-20 of our Using EndNote X6 guides:
I have already saved some articles as PDFs on my computer and I want to transfer these into my EndNote library without a lot of data entry
This method works if you are connected to the Internet and have a PDF that:
Follow these steps:
This process should create a new record in your EndNote library containing the bibliographic data (author, title, etc) and with the PDF of the article as a file attachment.
For more details and screenshots of this process, consult Sections 7.1 and 7.2 on pages 12-13 of our Using EndNote X6 guides:
Although the paperclip symbol seems to indicate that the attached files are saved in your EndNote library, they are in fact saved in a related DATA folder. This folder is automatically generated when you create your EndNote library and it will have the same name as your library filename but with the extension .DATA.
For an EndNote library called Training.enl the folder will be Training.DATA
When backing up your library, or if you move your library to a different computer, or if you want to share your library with someone, always remember to copy the .DATA folder along with the library. The best way to do this is to create a compressed library. Consult Section 12 of our Using EndNote X6 guides for instructions on this:
The Find Full Text command searches for the full text articles corresponding to selected entries in an EndNote library. Any article found is then attached to the EndNote record.
Here’s how to do it:
Depending on how many references you have selected, the search for full text may take several minutes. The results will be displayed in the groups pane where you will be able to see how many articles have been found and attached. A paper clip symbol displayed in the EndNote library window indicates that a file has been attached to that record.
Where no full text document has been found, a URL may have been added to the record instead.
Sounds great? Yes, but the process is unpredictable and will not find every full text article available to you. In addition, it works better on campus than off campus. To improve the performance, consult Appendix D on page 41 of our Using EndNote X6 guides: