Importing References from PubMed into EndNote X4.0.2 for Windows Using Different Browsers

March 4, 2011 – Yingting Zhang            

Importing References from PubMed into EndNote X4.0.2 for Windows Using Different Browsers

Using Firefox

  1. Do a search in the new PubMed.
  2. Select the references you would like to export.
  3. At the upper right corner of the screen, click Send to or the arrow next to it.
  4. Under Choose Destination, click the radio button next to File
  5. Under Format, choose MEDLINE.
  6. Then click on the Create File button.
  7. In the Opening pubmed_result.txt pop-up window, in the Open with box, choose ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper if it is available (if not, choose EndNote). then click on OK.
  8. If the Choose An Import Filter pop-up window appears, choose PubMed (NLM) if it is not highlighted yet. Then click on the Choose button.
  9. Your references will be imported into your EndNote library.

Using Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Do a search in the new PubMed.
  2. Select the references you would like to export.
  3. At the upper right corner of the screen, click Send to or the arrow next to it.
  4. Under Choose Destination, click the radio button next to File
  5. Under Format, choose MEDLINE.
  6. Then click on the Create File button.
  7. A pop-up window will appear. Click Save to save it as a txt file.
  8. In EndNote X4.0.2, open the library in which the saved file will be imported.
  9. Under the File menu, choose Import… to launch the Import pop-up window.
  10. Choose the txt file you just saved in the box next to Import Data File; then choose PubMed (NLM) as Import Option; you may either import all or discard the duplicates.
  11. In the Text Translation box, leave it to “No Translation”
  12. Click the Import button; your references will be imported into your EndNote library.

Using Chrome

  1. Do a search in the new PubMed.
  2. Select the references you would like to export.
  3. At the upper right corner of the screen, click Send to or the arrow next to it.
  4. Under Choose Destination, click the radio button next to File
  5. Under Format, choose MEDLINE.
  6. Then click on the Create File button. The pubmed_result.txt file will be created and downloaded into My Documents\Downloads. (Note: the pubmed_result.txt file may be numbered based on how many files you have downloaded.  So it is important to remember the file name.)
  7. In EndNote X4.0.2, open the library in which the saved file will be imported.
  8. Under the File menu, choose Import  à File  to launch the Import File pop-up window.
  9. Choose the txt file from the Downloads folder for the box next to Import File; then choose PubMed (NLM) as Import Option; you may either import all or discard the duplicates.
  10. In the Text Translation box, leave it to “No Translation”
  11. Click the Import button; your references will be imported into your EndNote library.

Note: Although Chrome works fine to import references from PubMed into EndNote, I do not recommend using Chrome to import references from Medline via OvidSP, because the journal, volume, issue information is not imported properly. Instead of being placed into the proper fields, the information is placed into the Notes field. Chrome cannot import references from Google Scholar either. It imports only the Author(s), Year, and Title fields.

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One Response

  1. you would think that chrome and google scholar would integrate well together. Thanks for the tip

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