Creating an EndNote Library
Adding references manually
Using Library Search
Direct export from databases
Importing with a filter
Exporting from Google Scholar
Finding Full text
Checking for duplicate records Backing up your library
Importing PDF files
You can import a PDF file into your EndNote library. If the article includes a DOI (see below) EndNote will create a reference for the article and attach the PDF.
Click on the File menu, then Import.
Select file to be attached.
Import Option: choose PDF, keep Import into Duplicates Library and No Translation.
Importing PDF dialogue box
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
To create the reference with information in the correct fields the PDF must have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). This is like a unique address for the article. DOIs have been allocated since 2000; older articles do not usually have one. If this is the case, EndNote will create a blank reference and attach the PDF document. You will need to fill in the details manually.
You can also import a folder of PDFs by going to File >Import > Folder.
Import into Duplicates Library
Selecting the Import into Duplicates Library option in the process above is important as it avoids duplicates in your Library. Duplicates within a library can lead to repeat references in Bibliographies, which can be tricky to resolve.
To search for duplicates in your library, go to References > Find Duplicates. EndNote will show you any duplicate references within your library. (See Finding duplicates)