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Customizing EndNote Settings at OSU

Bibliographic management tools like EndNote can not only help researchers to manage references, they can also be used to search for full text. Finding full text resources requires the proper configuration.

In the EndNote Preferences dialog (Edit-->Preferences on PC, or EndNote X7-->Preferences on Mac), select Find Full Text, then copy and paste the following URLs:

  • Finding full text requires the OpenURL path of  http://nf4hr2ve4v.search.serialssolutions.com
  • Finding full text requires authentication with URL
    https://library.osu.edu/Shibboleth.sso/Login?target=http://library.osu.edu/

EndNote Settings

There are some caveats regarding EndNote's ability to find full text:

  • Searching and finding full text may work better on campus than off due to different resource authentication methods and licensing agreements. 
  • EndNote offers several pathways to some databases, such as Agricola. However, OSU Libraries may not have subscription access through each of these pathways.

For further assistance:

Zotero Settings at OSU

There are several settings in Zotero that you can adjust to make the tool work more easily.

  • To use Zotero to insert citations and create a bibliography, use the Microsoft Word Add-In from within Word or use the Zotero tool in Google Docs.
  • Zotero can search the full text of any PDFs that you associate with your citations.  To do this, turn on PDF Indexing under Preferences > Search.
  • You can set your default citation format under Preferences > Export.  If you're working on a thesis or dissertation, you may want set this to be APA 6th. 
  • To connect to OSU’s subscribed content online from your records, under Preferences > Advanced, set the OpenURL to http://nf4hr2ve4v.search.serialssolutions.com.  That will let you connect to OSU’s subscribed content online from your records.