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SOM EndNote: Importing References

This guide will help you set up and use EndNote Desktop and EndNote Web.

Importing References to EndNote

Most resources, such as Web of Science, will allow a direct export into your EndNote library (Desktop and Web). Some databases can be more difficult, and the directions for importing into them are provided in this section. In either case, please be sure to check the citations for completeness after importing, since errors may occur.

If you already have a subscription to the desktop version of EndNote, it's possible to synchronize your citations from your desktop account to your online account.

EndNote Desktop

Importing References from PubMed

1. Create or open a library using EndNote Desktop

2. In PubMed:

  1. Mark the references you want to import from your search results by clicking on the white box located next to each reference.
  2. Click on the Send To drop down menu
  3. Select Citation Manager
  4. Click the Create File button

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ALTERNATIVE METHOD

Note: Use this alternative method if you're unable to import references using the instructions above.

Step 1: In PubMed

Step 2: In EndNote

PLEASE NOTE: References that are listed as electronic or pre-pub ahead of print may be missing parts of the citation such as page numbers.

Importing References from PubMed using Online Search

  1. Create or open a library from EndNote Desktop
  2. From the toolbar on the left, scroll down to the Online Search dropdown
  3. Select PubMed (NLM) 
  4. Type your search terms into the provided search boxes and click the Search button
  5. Select the references you want to move to your local library. You are able to click multiple references.
  6. Click the + button
  7. The screen will flicker once but you will not receive a confirmation message
  8. The citation will be placed in a temporary folder called Recently Added as well as the All References and Unfiled folders.

Importing References from Google Scholar

In Google Scholar:

  1. On the Google Scholar homepage, click the Settings link.
  2. Under Bibliography Manager, select the option Show links to import citations into and choose EndNote from the drop down menu.
  3. Click on the blue Save button
  4. After performing a search on Google Scholar, click on the Import into EndNote link (located under each reference) for the reference you want to import into EndNote Web.

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EndNote Web

Importing References from PubMed

Note: Before you import references, make sure you've downloaded the EndNote Web plug-in. For assistance, consult the Downloading EndNote Plug-In instructions under the Getting Started tab.

In PubMed:

  1. Mark the references you want to import from your search results by clicking on the white box located next to each reference.
  2. Click on the Send To drop down menu
  3. Select Citation Manager
  4. Click the Create File button

For Mozilla Firefox Users

For Internet Explorer Users

For Google Chrome Users

 

ALTERNATIVE METHOD

Note: Use this alternative method if you're unable to import references using the instructions above.

Step 1: In PubMed

Step 2: In EndNote Web

PLEASE NOTE: References that are listed as electronic or pre-pub ahead of print may be missing parts of the citation such as page numbers.

Importing References from PubMed Using Online Search

  1. Login to EndNote Web
  2. Click the Collect tab
  3. Click Online Search 
  4. Choose PubMed from the dropdown menu
  5. Click the Connect button
  6. Enter in your search terms
  7. Select whether you want to retrieve all records or select a range of records to retrieve
  8. Click the Search button
  9. If you've selected the option to select a range of records to retrieve, you will be prompted to specify how many records you want to retrieve. Click the Retrieve button once you've specified that number. You will then be redirected to the results list.
  10. If you've selected the option to retrieve all records, you will be redirected to the results list.
  11. Mark the references you want to import by clicking on the white box located next to each reference.
  12. Click the Add to group... drop down menu and select a group you want the reference to be added to. If you don't have a group or don't want the reference to be in a group, select [Unfiled].
  13. Once the references are added, a black check mark will appear under the Copied column.

Importing References from Google Scholar

Note: Before you import references, make sure you've downloaded the EndNote Web plug-in. For assistance, consult the Downloading EndNote Plug-In instructions under the Getting Started tab.

In Google Scholar:

  1. On the Google Scholar homepage, click the Settings link.
  2. Under Bibliography Manager, select the option Show links to import citations into and choose EndNote from the drop down menu.
  3. Click on the blue Save button
  4. After performing a search on Google Scholar, click on the Import into EndNote link (located under each reference) for the reference you want to import into EndNote Web.

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