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Searching an EndNote Library

At the end of the toolbar at the top of the library window is the Quick Search box. You can type some text here, and EndNote will look for those letters anywhere in the EndNote library.

screenshot endnote library search

EndNote also provides a more sophisticated search function. Access this by clicking on Show Search Panel.

screenshot endnote library search

As we have Local Library selected   endnote mode icons  this will search the EndNote library.

Type search term (eg. echolocat) in the first search box. Make sure that the Field box is showing Any Field:

screenshot endnote library

Searching an EndNote Library

Note that we have not checked the Match Words box. This means that we are searching for the string of letters echolocat and not the word echolocate (as it is not a complete word).

Click on the Search button.

The results of your search will be displayed below the search box. Note that these include references containing the words echolocating and echolocation. This is because we did not check the Match Words option in the search dialogue and results include different versions of the word.

 Assume we wish to find all references by the author Pepperberg that were published after 2007. This means that we wish to find references which have Pepperberg in the Author field, and a number greater than 2007 in the Year field.

 In the first search box, click on the first arrow to select the Author field, and then type pepperberg as the search term.

 At the beginning of the next row, make sure that And is selected as the Boolean operator.

In the box beside it, use the arrow to select the Year field. In the box beside that, use the arrow to select Is greater than. Enter 2007 as the search term. The screen should look like this:

screenshot endnote library search results

Constructing a Complex Search of an EndNote Library


Click on the Search button to see your results. Note: if Pepperberg were a second or third listed author, this search would also locate that reference.

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