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EndNote: Adding References

Bibliographic Databases

PubMed - Send to Citation Manager

       

The PubMed Send to menu now includes a "Citation manager" option. 

In PubMed

  1. Run PubMed search as usual and select citations to save.
  2. Click Send to
  3. Destination = Citation Manager
  4. Click Create File
  5. If prompted, select the EndNote program

In EndNote

  1. Import Option = PubMed (NLM)
   Watch a video demonstration.             

 PubMed send to citation manager



PubMed -- open file PubMed -- open file


PubMed - Download text file, import to EndNote

       

In PubMed

  1. Run PubMed search as usual and select citations to save.
  2. Click Send to
  3. Destination = File
  4. Format = MEDLINE
  5. Click Create File
  6. Save file, pubmed_result.txt, to Desktop

In EndNote

  1. Go to File > Import > File
  2. Impot File = pubmed_result.txt
  3. Import Option = PubMed (NLM)
  4. Click Import
                 
PubMed SendTo dropdown menu

Need to add PMCIDs or NIHMSIDs to a reference previously imported from PubMed?

  1. Use the PMCID Converter to obtain the corresponding PMCIDs and/or NIHMS IDs for a set of PubMed IDs (PMIDs). A PMCID will be available if the article is in PubMed Central (PMC). An NIHMS ID will be available if the manuscript has been deposited via the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system.
  2. Use EndNote's Find Reference Updates tool, which can be found in the References menu. Find Reference Updates will compare an existing reference in your library with PubMed and Web of Science. If new/updated information is available, you will have the option to update all fields in your reference or just the empty fields. This includes filling in PMCID information.

Ovid Medline - direct export

Direct Export from Ovid Medline

  1. Run search and select citations.
  2. At the top of the Results list, click Export:
    • In the Export Citation List window, select EndNote from the Export to dropdown list.
    • Select Fields to Display.
    • Click Export Citations.
    • If prompted, click Open file.
    • Your selected results will be added to your EndNote Library.

    Ovid Export

    Web of Science - direct export

    In Web of Science

    1. Run search as usual and select citations to save
    2. In Output Records
      • Step 1 = Selected Records on page
      • Step 2 = Full Record
      • Step 3 = Save to EndNote desktop

     Web of Science

     

    PsycNET

    In PsycNET

    1. Run search as usual and select citations to save.
    2. Click Export.
    3. Export to: EndNote Desktop.
    4. Click Go.
    5. If prompted, choose Open File and select EndNote.
    6. If you don't get the Open File option, save the file "PsycINFO_Export.ris" to your Desktop.

    If you saved the file:

    1. Open EndNote.
    2. Go to File > Import > File
    3. Impot File = PsycINFO_Export.ris
    4. Import Option = Reference Manager (RIS)
    5. Click Import

     PsycNet

    SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts)

    In SciFinder

    1. Run search as usual and select citations to save
    2. Click Export
    3. Under For Citation Manager, select  Citation export format (*.ris), choose a file name, and click Export.
    4. When your web browser asks you what to do with the file, select Open with ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper.
    5. Selected References should import directly into your EndNote Library.

    Alternate Method

    In SciFinder

    1. Run search as usual and select citations to save
    2. Click Export
    3. Under For Citation Manager, select  Citation export format (*.ris), choose a file name (e.g., references.ris), and click Export.
    4. When your web browser asks you what to do with the file, select Save File.
    5. Save file "seferences.ris" to your Desktop.

    In EndNote

    1. Go to File > Import > File
    2. Impot File = reference.ris
    3. Import Option = Reference Manager (RIS)
    4. Click Import

    Google Scholar

    In Google Scholar

    1. Run search as usual.
    2. Click the Cite link beneath a relevant citation.
    3. Select EndNote from the Cite popup box. 
    4. Save the scholar.enw file.
    5. If prompted, open the scholar.enw file with EndNote.

     

     

    Exporting a reference using Chrome.

    EndNote Google Scholar

    Note: If you are unable to open the scholar.enw file in Chrome, follow steps 1-3 above. 

    In EndNote:

    1. Go to File > Import > File
    2. Import File = scholar.enw
    3. Import Option = EndNote Import
    4. Click Import

    Tips for Mac Users

    If EndNote prompts you to select an application every time you use any of the export options described above, follow these steps to streamline the process:

    1. Locate the database output file (e.g. citations.nbib, ovidweb.cgi. savedrecs.ciw, records.ris, scholar.enw). It will most likely be in your Downloads folder.
    2. Right-click the file and select Get Info
      1. Select Open With
      2. Other
      3. EndNote 9
      4. Always open with
      5. Click Change All