EndNote Click: An Essential PDF Access Tool

EndNote Click is an article access tool developed by Clarivate. It provides users direct access to the full text of articles to which their institutions subscribe from PubMed as well as from many journal websites. It is currently compatible with the following navigators: Chrome, Edge, and Firefox. Download EndNote Click here.

Why use it?Who should use it?How does it work?What does it look like?For more information

Why use it? 

Simply put, it saves time. Normally, it can take three or more clicks to access the full text of articles. EndNote Click reduces this to one step.

Who should use it? 

  MUHC Staff  McGill Staff, Students & Affiliates 
On-site  Yes, use EndNote Click.  Yes, use EndNote Click. 
Remotely  No. Do not use EndNote Click. Instead, log in to the library’s proxy for remote access to articles.  Yes, use EndNote Click. 

How does it work? 

Once you register with EndNote Click, you will be prompted to choose your institution.

Afterwards, whenever you view an article on PubMed or a journal’s site, EndNote Click will search your institution’s library to verify whether you have access.  

If your institution has access to the article: 

 You will see this icon at the bottom left of the screen: 

 A purple button that reads "View PDF" 

Once you click View PDF, a new tab will open with the PDF in an EndNote Click viewer (if you are a McGill affiliate working off-campus, you may be asked for your authentication information). From this viewer, you can: 

  • add the article to a collection (called Locker), 
  • download the PDF, and 
  • export the article record to a bibliographic management software (EndNote, Zotero, etc.) 

If EndNote Click does not identify institutional access to the article: 

You will see this icon: 

grey button reads "EN" for EndNote Click

In this case, you can request the article via our inter-library loan service.  

What does it look like? 

Screenshot of a journal article on the Wiley website with the purple EndNote Click button superimposed at the bottom left
Appearance of EndNote Click on the Wiley Online Library website. 
A PubMed results screen, with the purple EndNote Click button appearing after each short record description.
Appearance of EndNote Click on a PubMed search results page. 

For more information 

Learn more about EndNote Click 
For assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the MUHC Library team

Updated April 7, 2021.