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EndNote 20 for Mac

Saving and Using a connection file

Connection files allow you to search library catalogues and databases from within EndNote. The EndNote website includes a full list of connection files. Follow these steps to download and install connection files:

  1. Search and Download the connection file from EndNote Connection Files page.
  2. Double click the selected connection file to open in EndNote
  3. In EndNote, select File menu and choose Save As, give it a unique name and click OK.
  4. Click on File menu and choose Close Connection.

Remember: most databases have a direct export function so that you can use their online interface to search for references. Connection files are often most useful to quickly locate a book reference from a library catalogue.

  1. Open your EndNote Library
  2. Under Online Search Mode choose the catalogue that you wish to search. If you can't see it listed, select more... 
  3. Select the catalogue you wish to search, eg Macquarie MultiSearch and click Choose


4. Use the Search box to type in some terms, eg put the author surname in the author box, and the year in the year box. Click Search

5. A list of results that match will be displayed. Click on the reference(s) you want so that it is highlighted.

6. Click the button to add the references to your library.



Due to a recent server migration on the 3rd of July 2022, you will need to re-download the connection file [see above] to continue to use it.
screenshot of new connection file
One of the settings has been updated.
Please contact the Library if you experience any issues.

FAQs about connection files

                            Q. What are some useful Library catalogues I can connect to?

A. We recommend: