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Endnote Click add on for Chrome 


This guide assumes you already have an endnote web account set up. 

Endnote Click is a free add on/plugin for Chrome web browser. It can be found in the Google Chrome Web Store or on Endnote Click is a separate product from Endnote web and Endnote Desktop, but you can link them. You can use Endnote Click to help push citations into Endnote Web and to use the Yeats Library’s Link Resolver so that you can access library subscribed articles from many websites without being asked for a credit card. 


Go to and follow the instructions to add it to Chrome. 

You can pin your chrome addons by clicking on the puzzle piece icon to the right of the address bar and clicking on the pin icon to the right.  


Create an Endnote Click account 

Next you are prompted to create an account for Endnote Click. This is a totally separate account and product than endnote web. (Endnote Web requires you to create your account and login through Web of Science in the A-Z databases link on the library website) You can use whatever email address you own for this.  

Connect to Yeats Library Subscriptions 

Click then prompts you to Find your academic institution. Just type in Sligo and select your college. This will make sure you no longer hit a paywall (are asked for credit card details) when you try to access an article Yeats library already has in its digital collection.  


Why I would use it 

Next you can go ahead and use it. Let’s use PubMed as an example. While some of the content is open access, most is paid content. Yeats Library subscribes to a journal database called “Science Direct”. If you happen to find one of those articles in Pubmed it will ask you for a credit card, but if you had done a SD search from a link in the A-z databases or in an EOLAS search you would have got access straight away. This is because we have configured the links found on the library website to ask you to login as an IT Sligo staff or student and therefore you get access.  

Connect to Endnote- Just do this once 

Do a search in Pubmed for a topic. You will see a purple View PDF button or a Grey Search Library Button. Click “View PDF” button and a window will open with your PDF visible and a range of options in the right. Click “Push to Endnote Account”.  An Endnote login box will appear. Login using your Endnote Web Account that you already have. You must authorise access. (It might say Kopernio but that’s ok, that was the old name for Endnote Click) 


Figure 1: Buttons 

Export to Endnote 

Click export to endnote anytime you are reading a pdf in Endnote Click and you wish to save the citation to endnote web.  



Using the Search Library Grey Button 

If your article has a grey serahc in library button instead, you need to click n it so that it searches to see if IT Sligo has that article in its digital collection. This will open either a link resolver screen where you are asked to amend your search terms, search google scholar for the article or submit an Inter Library Loan request (postgrads and staff only) 

If your article is in our digital collection, you will be asked to login using your ITSligo email address and password, and once you do so the full text article will open. 


Figure 2: Article not found in our collection- amend search or apply for Inter library loan 


Figure 3: Article found in our collection 

The Locker 

To access the articles in your Endnote Click locker , click on the plugin icon in chrome (To the right of the address bar) and click My Locker. There you will find links to your saved articles. Also, if you click settings you can change your default search provider from Google Scholar to Pubmed or Web of Science. (seeing as we subscribe to Web of Science we recommend this) 

You can also change your citation style for locker citations. If you want to use similar to the IT Sligo style choose “cite them right 9th edition.” You can then just click “Get Citation” and copy and paste your citation.  


What is OpenURL? 

A standardised syntax within a URL that points to a book title, or an article instead of its location on the web. This url contains an open url resolver website and item identification. Yeats library uses a link resolver from EBSCO.  

What is a link resolver? 

A piece of software that sits between a link in pubmed for example and the link target (the article in JSTOR or Science Direct that the library pays for you to have access to) Endnote Click is a piece of software that slots into Chrome and gives you the power of our link resolver and also the ability to push citations to endnote web.  

Further Reading and help