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EndNote: Using Online Search

This software package for managing references (citations) is available free to Monash University students and staff. This guide has information about working with EndNote in the Monash University environment.

The Collect tab - Online search

Online search

It is possible to obtain records from some databases by first connecting to them, and then searching, via the EndNote Online interface.

As you are likley to use only selected online search connections provided in EndNote Online it is a good idea to create a list of favourites for easy selection.

Note: As there are no sign-in details contained in the connections, only freely available sources will be accessible to you. The exception is Web Of Science citation indexes. If you have registered for EndNote Online via Web of Science there is a link to Web of Science at the top of the screen which will link into the entire database.

  1. Click Customise this list
  2. Select a connection
  3. Click Copy to favorites. The most useful connections in an Australian context include CSIRO, Inspec, Libraries Australia, Monash U, PubMed, and Web of Science.
  4. Select the connect and click Connect 

        select favourite databases  select database

  • Perform your search using the search boxes
  • Click Retrieve to receive the search result
  • Select references and choose Copy to to save them to the appropriate group*

* see the 'Organising and sharing your references' tab in EndNote Online - The Basics for how to set up groups


Using Web of Science

Web of Knowledge / Web of Science provides for direct transfer of records into EndNote Online.

  1. Click the Web of Science link at the top right of any EndNote Online page. Web of Science  will open in a new window
  2. Perform a search and select required records
  3. Click the Save to EndNote online button at the top or bottom of the results
  4. Citations will transfer to Unfiled [references not in a group] and appear in All my references (you may need to refresh your browser screen to show the additions)

save to endnote online button