Endnote 7 on mac can not successfully such for certain artciles on pubmed.

For example, if I search the title “Alkbh1 and Tzfp repress a non-repeat piRNA cluster in pachytene spermatocytes”, Endnote will not return the article. (see attachment)

Does anybody know what is wrong with Endnote?

You haven’t “clicked on” PubMed.  – this error occurs whenever you forget to choose a source. - I would prefer that Endnote remembered or allowed a “default” selection for online searches.  

The previous one is not a good example.

Please try search “The microRNA miR-181 is a critical cellular metabolic rheostat essential for NKT cell ontogenesis and lymphocyte development and homeostasis”. The screenshot shows that no reference is found.

But if I search for “a critical cellular metabolic”. Then I am able to find the reference.

Could you try both search terms and see if you get the same results?

I can duplicate it.  I never search for the whole title though.  – seems that it might be a problem with the way PubMed interprets the search field thru the Z interface.  I suspect too many “block words” like “the, is, a” and it fails.  If you delete some of them the search works.  A situation of probably TMI!  (too much information)

When I search the whole title at pubmed, I am able to find the reference. Is there a difference between the interface of pubmed that Endnote uses and the search box at the following URL. Is there a way to ask Endnote consider improving its search function by allowing the same kind of search available at the following URL?


I think it has to do with the way Pubmed interfaces with the Z39.50 Software interface that the connection files use.  I don’t think endnote developers can make those kind of changes.