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EndNote 20: Search Medline and CINAHL Directly

Introduction to EndNote 20, bibliographic citation management software.

Searching CINAHL and Medline from within EndNote

Although not recommended, it IS possible to search some databases through EndNote. The results of your search immediately appear within EndNote, saving you the step of exporting the results to EndNote from the database.  We don't recommend this approach because you lose the advantage of much search  functionality in the database.

However, here are instructions for configuring EndNote to be able to search CINAHL and Medline directly from EndNote.

Connect to CINAHL

  1. On the Menu bar, click Edit -> Connection Files -> Open Connection Manager.
  2. In the list, scroll down to CINAHL (EBSCO), then click Edit.
  3. Under the About This Connection field, make any changes necessary to have your information match the following:

  4. Under Connection Settings, make any changes necessary to have your information match the following:
  5. You're done! Close the windows and the information should be saved. EndNote may save the information as CINAHL (EBSCO) Copy. Make sure this is checked off on the list of connections.

Connect to MEDLINE

  1. On the Menu bar, click Tools -> Connection Files -> Open Connection Manager.
  2. In the list, scroll down to Medline (OvidSP), then click Edit. Warning: There is more than one version of MEDLINE on this list. Ensure you select "Medline (OvidSP)".
  3. Under the About This Connection field, make any changes necessary to have your information match the following:

  4. Under the Connection Settings (left menu), make sure your information resembles the following:


  5. You're done! Close the windows and the information should be saved. EndNote may save the information as Medline (OvidSP) Copy. Make sure this is checked off on the list of connections.