EndNote calls your collection of references a library. You first need to populate the library. You can add references to your library by exporting them from an article database, by using a browser plugin, or by hand-typing them.
The easiest way to get references to journal articles and books into EndNote is to export from a database
Exporting from LibrarySearch
After you find an article or book in LibrarySearch, you can export it directly to EndNote. Select the ... in the upper right corner of the item in the search result and then choose EndNote Online.
Exporting from Web of Science
Select one or more records and choose Export -> EndNote Online
Exporting from other databases
If you're using google scholar, a specialized article database, or publisher website and don't see an export to EndNote Online option, you'll need to export to a standard reference file and then import that file using EndNote. Below is an example using Google Scholar. We're happy to help you figure out the process for another database if you get stuck.
To export references from Google Scholar, you first need to change a setting.
EndNote provides a "Capture Reference" button you can add to your browser bookmarks. To find and install the button, log in to Endnote, select Downloads and then follow the instructions to install the button.
Once you have the button installed, simply click it when you're looking at the journal article or other web page that you want to add to EndNote.
Note: The button doesn't work with all publisher sites. Also, it may not at the item as the correct type of item, so check the reference type after add a reference this way.
You shouldn't need to do this often, but if you want to cite something that hasn't been published (personal correspondence or a manuscript, for example), you'll need to enter it by hand.
When you add a reference to your library using any of the techniqus above, you'll only have information about the reference, not a PDF of the item. You can add the PDF as an attachment, but the online version of EndNote won't automatically find it for you.
To add a file attachment to a reference, find the reference in your library and click on the paper clip icon.
Then select Attach files.
And pick the files you'd like to attach