Searching with EndNote

About EndNote Connection Files

Once you have placed your connection file in the Connections folder of your EndNote folder, you're ready to start searching the Library Catalog. If you need to get a connection file for the Catalog, or need more information about EndNote and where to get it, follow this link .

Author Searches

Author searches need to be entered last name first . You MUST include the comma between last and first names. Truncation is automatic.

Frost, Robert Retrieves all authors by this name,
Frost, R All authors with the last name "Frost," with a first name that starts with "R."
Le Guin, All authors with the last name "Le Guin." You MUST include the comma after the surname in your search.
Dartmouth College Corporate authors

Back to Top

Title Searches

Enter as much of the title as you want with the words in the correct order. Omit initial articles, even in non-english languages. Please note that EndNote is not able to do single-word title searches with precision - the title search is always truncated

sun also rises Finds all titles starting with this phrase
moyen age ...instead of "le moyen age"
separate peace ...instead of "a separate peace"

Back to Top

Subject Searches

Subject searching can be tricky when using EndNote - it is necessary to use the correct Library of Congress Subject Headings and enter them in the correct order. Moreover, EndNote is not able to take advantage of the cross-references that are available through the Catalog's web interface. It is often a good strategy to first use the web interface of the Catalog to determine the correct headings and then re-do your subject search using EndNote. Subject heading searches in EndNote are automatically truncated, that is, they retrieve all items that start with that heading.

lighting -- social aspects Finds all items beginning with this subject heading
world war, 1914-1918 -- aerial Finds all items beginning with this subject heading

Back to Top

Keyword Searches

Keyword searches support nested boolean searching and truncation. A single asterisk truncates 0-5 places; A double asterisk is unlimited truncation. Use parentheses with OR to group synonyms or like concepts; use AND to cross-search different concepts.

(adolescen* or teen* or young) and consumer*

Back to Top

Call Number Searches

Call number searches are automatically truncated according to the examples below. Please note that you cannot combine a call number search with other searches, such as a keyword search.

BT 83 Finds all items under the BT 83 classification, including BT 83.5, BT 83.55, BT 83.57, etc.
BT 83.55 Finds all items under BT 83.55 only
BT 83.55 F All items under BT 83.55 F only

Back to Top

The help I need isn't here...

Please contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.