Add references and full text
Attach full-text articles or other documents
You can attach PDF, Word, and Excel files to references already in your EndNote library.
To attach a file:
- Click the reference to which you want to attach the file.
- Click the “+ Attach file” button (on the right-hand summary window).
- Choose the file on your computer and click “Open”.
The PDF filename will appear as a button on the summary tab window to show that a file is attached to the reference. Click the button for options including opening, renaming or deleting the file.
By default, EndNote will make a copy of the file and place it in a folder associated with your EndNote library. If you just want to link to the original, make sure you un-select the box marked “Copy this file to the default file attachment folder and create a relative link”.
Find out more about these options in the Clarivate Knowledgebase article on attaching PDF files in EndNote.
Watch our video on how to attach files to your references: