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File Attachments

A paperclip icon next to a citation in the Library window indicates a file has been attached to that record.

EndNote Reference with paperclip icon indicating a file attachment to the EndNote citation

There are 2 methods to attach a file (i.e., PDF, figure, etc.) to an EndNote record. The first is to use the Find Full Text command under the References menu.  You will need to enter your SacLink User Name and Password, and select the Continue link.  Unfortunately, it often does not work, even if your Preferences are have been correctly set.

The workaround is to use the File Attachment command listed under the References menu. However, before attaching a file, you will need to have saved it somewhere easily accessible on your computer.

  1. Highlight the reference to which you want to attach a file
  2. From the References menu, select File Attachment then, Attach file
  3. Locate the file you wish to attach and select Open.

Before attaching files, read the section in the EndNote manual on Selecting a Relative Path or an Absolute Path for File Attachments for an explanation of how/where it saves the file.


Opening an Article from within EndNote

Sometimes you can link from the EndNote record directly to the journal article, but not in all databases [EBSCO works best]. An alternative to saving a copy of an article on your computer is to link to it using the the URL included in the EndNote record. Using this method you will directed to either the article summary with a PDF link, the article, or to the Find It menu. You will need to have set your Preferences to make this work.  If necessary, refer to the First-Time Users instructions.

URL for a citation in EndNote that indicates the added proxy link

Last Updated: Jul 9, 2024 2:22 PM