Answered By: Laurissa Gann
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017     Views: 1933

EndNote can check to see if there is updated information about a reference in your library and update the fields for you. This is especially useful if you want to check if one of your references has had a PMCID assigned to it.

  1. Select one or more references in your library, then click Find Reference Updates from the References menu. 
  2. EndNote will check for reference updates in PubMed and Web of Science. If it finds changes, a new box will open highlighting available changes. Choose whether you would like EndNote to Update All FIelds (overwrite all of the fields in your existing reference) or Update Empty Fields (fill in the empty fields). Click Save Updates to finish the process.

Learn more about EndNote from our EndNote Online Guide.

Comments (2)

  1. Hi,
    It would be of tremendous help for all your researcher users when it was possible to select "accept all changes" in advance so that one could update a whole library without having to accept every reference every other minute. This takes hours when the library is huge. Thanks!
    by Markus on Dec 20, 2016.
  2. I agree with your comment, however we don't own EndNote and cannot make changes. Please feel free to contact EndNote to let them know your suggestion: http://endnote.com/contact.
    by Laurissa Gann on Dec 20, 2016.

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