USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library


Authenticate with your USF Account

To set your EndNote up to retrieve more full-text articles, go to your Preferences and place our proxy link in the “Authenticate with” field (see screenshot below). Here are the USF proxy links: (USF Health) and (USF general).

Example of the URL to enter into the Authenticate With


Once this has been set up, anytime you use the Find Full Text feature, it will ask you to authenticate first. It will either pop up a window with the NetID login request or, if you’ve already logged in this session, it may just show you a page saying that you’ve been redirected. Either way, you can then close the window.

Use OpenURL to Search the Catalog

For articles that were not retrieved through Find Full Text, set up the USF OpenURL to link directly to the USF Libraries Catalog. Go to the Find Full Text section of your EndNote preferences and check the box to the left of OpenURL. Now copy and paste the following link into the OpenURL path box:

EndNote Preferences window showing a checkmark next to OpenURL, the OpenURL path, and the USF proxy prefix.


For articles that were not found or that found only the URL, you can look at the USF catalog for them directly.  Right-click on the article record, then select Open URL Link. This will open up the catalog entry for the record.

Demonstrates right-click menu


Look for the links under Full text availability and click. This should take you to the article PDF to download.Example of the catalog record retrieved through OpenURL

Between these two methods, you should be able to retrieve most full-text articles. For the remaining articles needed, request them via interlibrary loan.

Request the Article through Interlibrary Loan

If the journal article is not available in the USF Libraries collection, use the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery tool to request the article