How to Find Fulltext in EndNote X4 Remotely?

May 23, 2011 — Yingting Zhang     

Please follow the steps below to enable the “Find Fulltext” feature in EndNote X4 for retrieving full text articles outside the UMDNJ network:

  • Download EndNote X4.0.2 from  and install it in a computer outside the UMDNJ network.
  • From the Edit menu of EndNote program, select Preferences.
  • Go to Find Full Text located in about the center of Preferences list on the left.
  • In the OpenURL path, enter . Below that enter the Authentication  URL
  • From the References menu, select Find Full Text –> Authenticate … This method allows you to try connecting without starting a Find Full Text search. You should be directed to our UL’s login web page. Log in as indicated on the web page. You are now authenticated for this session of EndNote or until our proxy server times out the connection. Then you still need to specifically select the references. Then under the References menu, click Find Full Text –> Find Full Text … command to begin searching for full text articles.

Ideally, all the articles from our subscribed ejournals will be retrieved. However, it is possible that not all the available articles will be found due to technical glitches. If you have any question, please feel free to contact me at 732-235-7604.


A Pre-Release Update Available for Mac EndNote X4 and Word 2011 Users

 According to Thomson Reuters, “A beta EndNote X4 Cite While You Write™ update for Word 2011 is now available. Users can select whether they would like to download the update today, or wait to be notified of the fully-tested update.”

For more information on Mac EndNote X4 and Word 2011 compatibility, please visit this site:

EndNote X4.0.1 Update

Thomson Reuters has released an update for EndNote X4.  For a complete list of improvements and fixes please visit the following URL:

Anyone installing EndNote from the UMDNJ Libraries EndNote web pages from October 13, 2010 forward will download the latest version, EndNote X4.0.1, and need to do nothing further after installation.  It is recommended that users that have installed EndNote X4 prior to October 13, 2010 download and install the update from the following URL:

The update is downloaded as a zipped file.  Right click on the zipped folder and select “Extract” to unzip the folder and the update.  Once the folder is unzipped, open the folder and click on the file “EN1401Patch” to install the update.   

Should you have any question, please contact your campus librarians for help:

Smith Library Newark contact Stephen Modica, (973-972-4358)
RWJ Library, New Brunswick contact Yingting Zhang, (732-235-7604)
Health Sciences Library at Stratford contact Kevin Block, (856-566-6800)
Camden Campus Library contact Betty Jean Swartz,

Not Able to Import References from Another EndNote Library

September 24, 2010 – Yingting  

Question: I am using EndNote X4 and try to import references from one EndNote library to another. However, I am not able to. A pop-up message says ‘A file associated with “File Attachments” field of reference is missing from the source database’.

Answer: When this message shows up, it means one of the references has a bad link in the File Attachments field, i.e. the fulltext file (pdf or doc, etc) is missing from the .data folder. To resolve this issue, you may open both the source library and the target library. Then copy the references from the source library and paste them in the target library batch by batch. If you come across the problematic reference in a batch, then either correct the reference by attaching the file/deleting the attachment or simply delete that reference if it is not important.

How to Import References from New OvidSP Medline into EndNote X4?

July 26, 2010 – Yingting    

The new OvidSP interface will be launched on August 2nd. The old way of importing references from OvidSP will not be valid. Please follow the instructions below to import references from the new OvidSP interface into EndNote:

  • Complete a search in Medline in the new OvidSP interface.
  • Review your search results and select the desired references by clicking in the box next to the references.
  • Above the search results, click on Export as shown below:  
  • When the “Export Citation List” window pops up, choose EndNote in the pull-down menu.  
  • Then click on “Export Citation(s)”. The selected references will be placed into your EndNote library. If “Choose An Import Filter” pop-up window appears, choose “MEDLINE-In Process (OvidSP)” filter. Then click the Choose button. All your selected references should be automatically imported into your EndNote library.   

Note: Make sure your desired EndNote library is open prior to clicking on the Choose button. If you did not have your library open beforehand, your EndNote program will be automatically launched and the references will be imported by default into the library you had worked with in the previous session.

Should you have any questions, please contact your campus librarians for help (see Contact Us folder on the top of the screen).

EndNote and Word 2003 Flash Video

The University Libraries is pleased to announce the latest Flash video on using EndNote.  This video covers how Word 2003 can be used with EndNote.  Users will learn how to insert references into a Word document from your EndNote Library, and how to easily change style formats, and insert figures and graphics into a document.  You can view this Flash video by going to the University Libraries’ EndNote Help and Tutorial web page.

Online Video for Introducing EndNote X4

Several new features are made available in EndNote X4. To learn about these new features, watch this online video.