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EndNote X9 Basic course

4.2 Searching in an EndNote library

You can search inside a library via the box Quick Search at the top. Then the complete library is searched.

EndNote also has an extensive search function. We shall look at this more closely.
You have already met this function in chapter 3.5 in which we were searching in a bibliographic database via the Endnote interface.
Now we use this function to search inside a EndNote library.

You will see the screen showed below via 
at the top right or via Tools – Search Library.
We already entered a search term in the screen below.

As a standard we look for truncated words (i.e. stemming plus all potential variations to word endings), like for instance:
if you search for learn in the screen above you will also find references with learned of learning etc.
If you want to search for “learn” only, you mark Match Words (at the top). Below you see the search result:

After a search the references which meet the search criterion are placed separately. You see 96 in the screen above.
If you want to go back to all references, you go to All References at the left or via References – Show all References at the top.

We can also do a more complicated search, for instance search for references with the author Sekiya and the year > 1997.
See the screen below. 


Via the button Options you can save the searches and saved searches can be executed again.