Endnote's search engine sucks
Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:44 AM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:00 PM
You could try another (better) reference manager such as Jabref or mendeley (both free)
Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:19 PM
If you did that, then Endnote consistently does something weird - it will paste it in rows (e.g. if row 1 fits 8 words and your title of interest has 16 words in it, then Endnote would assume that you had TWO sets of titles - so it automatically renders the first 8 words into row 1 and the rest in the next rows).
What I normally do is either shorten your search title or manually 'join' the sentences together - example:
"Every time I search a long article title the Pubmed engine in Endnote can't find it."
will be recognised by Endnote as:
"Every time I search a long article title (ENTER)
the Pubmed engine in Endnote can't find it."
Although this is one of the bugs that the Endnote developers have missed after so many updates, I still think Endnote's search function is quite efficient and powerful. Sometimes, by just searching the first 4-5 words in the title could yield the article you're looking for. Sometimes I use the "AND" search function to combine the first 4 words of the title (manually typed in) with article year and/or first author surname.
Edited by science noob, 01 March 2013 - 02:21 PM.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:19 AM
Yes I copy and paste titles from websites to Endnote. I noticed my Endnote is case sensitive too. I have version X4. The search engine gives error if all the words start with capital letters. I have to manually change to lowercase, and it's so troublesome.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:25 AM