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Endnote

This guide offers instruction and information about the latest version of this popular citation manager available to the Brown community.

Importing references from PubMed

How to add a citation from PubMed (two options)

a) To add up to 200 references at a time

Perform a search in PubMed

  • Select the references you want to import to EndNote, using the check box next to each reference (if you do not select any, all in the set will export)
  • On the upper right-hand side of the PubMed screen, click on Send To, select Citation Manager, select Number to Send (if you haven't selected any references in the set) and then Create File
  • Click on Create File, name it (the filename will end with .nbib), and save it to the desktop OR follow your browser's prompt to open the file, and choose EndNote. (This step may differ based which browser you use and how it is set to handle downloads.). 
  • If you open this file, your computer may automatically recognize it as an EndNote file from PubMed and import it. If not, go to step C, below.

 

b) To add all references from a search with greater than 200 results

Perform a search in PubMed

  • On the upper right-hand side of the PubMed screen, click on Send To, select File, and then choose MEDLINE as the format
  • Create File, name it, and save to the desktop. Be sure to save it as a .txt file. (This step may differ, based which browser you use and how it is set to handle downloads)
  • Go to step C, below.

 

c) If your file has not automatically imported

  • Open EndNote
  • Select File-->  Import
  • Click Choose File (next to the Import Data file box) to browse to the .nbib file (if using method A) or .txt file (if using method B) that was created from your PubMed search.
  • Select PubMed from the Import Option dropdown menu. This is a list of import filters. Once you select a filter, it will remain selected until you change it to another filter. If you do not see the appropriate filter from Import Options, select Other Filters and browse to the PubMed option and select
  • Click on Import
  • The references will go into the Imported References group.