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EndNote X7.7: Catalogue and online search

Referencing software

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This page tells you how to:

  • add references using connection files
  • download connection files




Curtin Connection File

Save connection files into your Applications>EndNote X7>Connections folder.

Exporting from the Curtin Library Catalogue

For an individual reference:

Perform your search in the catalogue as required

  • When your results are displayed click on Full Record for the required reference
  • At the drop down arrow select EndNote then OK
  • Locate the file Primo_RIS_Export.ris from your downloads folder and drag and drop this into the EndNote program icon on the dock.
  • Your reference will now appear in your open EndNote library

For several references:

  • Save the required references to your e-Shelf by clicking on the star or, if you want the whole page, click on Add page to e-Shelf (bottom of facets column)
  • Go into your e-Shelf and select your records as required from your e-Shelf basket
  • Have selected then GO and OK
  • Locate the file Primo_RIS_Export.ris from your downloads folder and drag and drop this into the EndNote program icon on the dock.
  • Your reference will now appear in your open EndNote library

Online search in EndNote

EndNote uses connection files to allow you to search library catalogues e.g. Curtin, UWA and Library Congress and some databases from within EndNote e.g. Web of Science and PubMed. 

  1. Click on the Online Search Mode (Temporary Library) icon  at the top left hand corner.
  2. To select the Curtin connection file, click on more under Online Search in the My Library column. Highlight the required file (catalogue or database) in the dialogue box and click Choose. Your chosen connection file will now appear under Online Search in the My Library column on the left hand side and the search panel will appear at the top of the window. (Note: If the connection file does not appear in the dialogue box download the Curtin connection file from below. Then locate it in your "Downloads" and drag it into your Connections folder at HD:Applications:EndNoteX7:Connections.).
  3. Enter your search term(s) in the search panel. Note that the first search field is Author by default (to set another field as a default, for example any field, click on the down arrow next to the Search button and select Set Default). Click Search and EndNote will then display a dialogue box which shows the results of the search. Click OK to view the retrieved records.
  4. You can now select the references you want to keep and move them to your custom groups. To do this select the required references, right click and choose Copy References To and then choose your library. Return to your integrated library by clicking on this icon . A dialogue box will appear asking "Are you sure you want to discard all your online references?" Click OK. Your references will now appear under Copied References and All References. Now you can move all these references into your relevant Groups    

Other connection files are available from the EndNote Connections webpage. Save connection files in Applications>EndNote X7>Connections