Attaching files, such as PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint or Excel files keeps the full text of your citations, and any supporting files easily accessible within your EndNote library. (See Finding Full Text to learn how to search for the full text PDFs of an article.)
DO NOT attach figures, charts or graphs that you want to cite using the file attachment feature. (See Create and Edit Reference for more information.)
There are multiple ways to attach PDFs and other files to the corresponding citation in your EndNote library. You can also attach multiple files to an EndNote citation.
Select the file you want to attach from your computer and click Open to attach the file to the citation
When attaching PDFs the name of the PDF will automatically be changed to a combination of the author and the title of the reference.
EndNote can also import a PDF or a folder of PDFs into your library and automatically attach them to the corresponding reference provided the reference and the PDFs have DOIs.
Provided the citations in your EndNote library and the PDF both contain the DOI EndNote will automatically match and attach the PDF to its corresponding citation in your library.
You can open, view, annotate and perform other functions to PDFs attached to references by clicking the PDF tab.