How do I lookup or find full text for citations in Endnote and Zotero?


Endnote offers a Find Full Text feature which allows you to select citations you've collected, and automatically connect to the Northeastern Library's subscription and licensed content to find the full articles. 

  • Find Full Text will NOT necessarily find everything that the library has access to. Unfortunately, Endnote is currently unable to process citations through Northeastern's 2FA Duo authentication system. The software vendor is working on this issue. In the meantime, Find Full Text can be a convenient "first pass" at locating full articles. 
  • If your item is "not found," search the title, author, DOI, etc... in  in your web browser for a definitive check on whether it's available through the library. 
  • Another easy way to do this is through "openURL link", so make sure you have the setting below for the openURL link. Then, right click any Endnote citation, and select "openURL link" and it will take you to the information in Scholar OneSearch with a link to the item, if Northeastern has it. 

Zotero offers "Library Lookup" with similar functionality. Use the preferences setting below, then right-click on a citation or group of citations, and select Library Lookup using the green arrow at the top right.  Again, each PDF has to be individually downloaded and attached to your citation. 


In Endnote:

Go to

Edit-->Preferences-->Find Full Text

Cut and paste the following into the OpenURL path:

Cut and paste the following into the Authenticate with box:

You can then right-click on any reference in your library and select "openURL Link" in order to find the full text through the Northeastern library's collections and subscriptions.


Screen capture of Endnote settings for Northeastern:

Find Full Text settings for Northeastern in Endnote




In Zotero:

Go to


Cut and paste the following into the Resolver box:


  • Last Updated Jan 16, 2024
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  • Answered By Karen Merguerian

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