How to import references from a traveling library in a Word document to an EndNote library?

December 12, 2011 — Yingting

Question: If someone sends me a Word document that they created using Endnote, can I import the references they used in the document without them sending me their library?

Answer: Yes, you can use EndNote’s “Export Traveling Library’ feature to import the references from the Word document under the condition that the field codes have not been removed from that document. To copy the references into your EndNote Library, you need to:

  • Have the Word document open and go to the EndNote tab (in Word 2007 +).
  • In the most right column, click on “Export to EndNote”.
  • Choose “Export Traveling Library”. Follow the directions, you will be guided to add those references into either an existing EndNote library (by selecting a library from the drop-down list or using Browse to locate the library) or a new EndNote library. 

Note: It is recommended that you send references to a new EndNote library, so you can review the records before adding them to an existing library. Also you need to be aware that the traveling library does not include Notes, Abstracts, or Figures.

One Response

  1. I tried the steps didn’t work…

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