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Friday, 21 August 2015

Searching the fulltext of PDFs in EndNote



Did you know that you can search across the full text of PDF articles within EndNote desktop?

First get the PDFs into EndNote:

- Import references from literature databases.

- Use the 'Find Full Text' feature.

- Set-up the 'OpenURL Link' Feature.











Choose the references you wish to search and set the search field to PDF:


 
 
There are some limitations to the full text search:

- Needs human intervention – search within PDFs found to see context of keyword (e.g. using Ctrl + F)

- Some elements in the PDF (e.g. legends underneath graphics) may not be searchable.

You can see how we used these techniques as part of a text mining project:
Unlocking REF2014: Text mining to show your impact: Watch the recording.

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