How to Search Medline via OvidSP from EndNote?


When I used EndNote to search Ovid Medline, I was asked to enter username and password. But my NetID did not work. What shall I do?


Searching Medline via OvidSP directly from EndNote is a little tricky. Unlike PubMed that is publicly accessible, Medline via OvidSP is restricted to subscribers. EndNote does not know who is a legitimate user. So you need to authenticate your computer first by accessing Medline and keep the window open or minimized (do not close it). Then open EndNote, choose Online Search Mode and more… When Choose a Connection box pops up, choose Medline (OvidSP) and hit the Choose button. Then a little login box appears, do not enter anything but just click OK. Now you should be able to search it directly. My advice is unless you are trying to find a specific reference, you should not use the EndNote direct search feature for a topic search. EndNote search engine is not designed to search Medline on OvidSP or other databases, rather its own libraries. Using a database’s native search engine would be much more effective in retrieving relevant references for a particular topic. If you must use the direct search feature, you may just search PubMed from EndNote.


How to Add DOIs to References?


When importing references from Google Scholar into my library, it didn’t load the DOI for any article/book.  The journal wants DOIs for every reference.  Can EndNote get these DOIs for me?  Is there an easy way to get the DOIs for my bibliography?


The easier way to get DOIs or other missing information for your references in EndNote is to use the Find Reference Updates feature. Below are the steps to using that feature:

  • Open your EndNote library
  • Highlight the references for which you need DOIs
  • Under Reference menu, choose Find Reference Updates. It will match your records against those in PubMed. If a matching record is found, it will update your record with updates found in PubMed.

You may also find DOIs by searching PubMed directly from EndNote. References found from PubMed usually contain DOIs. You may keep this reference and delete the old one without DOI.

New URL for EndNote Blog

For Rutgers researchers and librarians, the URL for the EndNote Blog has been changed to Please bookmark it, update your websites, research guides, handouts, and/or other places that you have embedded the EndNote Blog link. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


EndNote Class

This is to inform Rutgers researchers that the Graduate and Faculty Services team is again sponsoring two citation management workshops, this time focusing only on EndNote. Yingting Zhang will once again be presenting!

Using EndNote! Alexander Library, Pane Room, Wednesday, 3/1/17, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Using EndNote! Library of Science and Medicine, Conference Room, Wednesday, 3/8/17, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.


EndNote X8 Now Available to Rutgers Users

EndNote X8 for Windows and Mac is now available for download by Rutgers users at EndNote X8 is compatible with Mac OS Sierra (iOS 10.12). If you are using a Mac running Sierra, you must use EndNote X8, because EndNote X7.7 and earlier versions are not compatible with Sierra.

EndNote X8 Features:

  • Compatible with Windows 7-10 and Mac OS X 10.10 to 10.12.
  • The new intuitive icons are identical across both Mac and Windows, making it easier for users to identify icons.
  • Updated workflows for finding reference updates and enabling updating the whole set of references at once instead of updating one by one.
  • Possible to edit the updated references manually.
  • The Sync button in the Group Pane can be configured to sync or not to sync with EndNote online.
  • Only one desktop library can be synced with an online account.
  • When syncing a library different from the previous one synced, it will merge the libraries.
  • Sharing a library with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users.
  • Anyone sharing a library has editing rights.
  • The new Activity Feed feature allows users to see what their colleagues are doing in the Shared Library and when new members join. 
  • Every X8 library includes a built in Recently Added group which can be customized, allowing users to pick up right where they left off in the research workflow.
  • Utilize unlimited file attachment storage in the online library.
  • Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word 2016

If you have any questions, please contact your campus librarians.


Citation Management Workshops for Rutgers New Brunswick Graduates and Faculty

Capture it! Citation Management Tools
Effective use of citation management software for bibliography building and creation is essential for improving your scholarly productivity. This workshop reviews features of EndNote and the New RefWorks and discusses strategies for managing your work.

Alexander Library

11/16/16, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., Pane Room

Library of Science and Medicine

11/17/16, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., LSM Conference Room

Please contact Karen Hartman at for more information.


There is a Problem Installing EndNote for Mac Running Sierra

Question: I downloaded EndNote from our University Libraries website to my MAC running Sierra. Why was I promoted to enter a product key when installing it.

Answer: It is a known issue that there is a problem installing EndNote for Mac running macOS Sierra. Our IT folks are working hard on resolving the issue. As soon as the problem is solved, I will post it here. So please visit back for updates. We are sorry for any inconvenience that was caused to you.