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Endnote Basic/Online/Web

This guide will provide support for students and researchers who are using either Endnote Basic or the full Endnote Online

Exporting References from PubMed

  1. Click the checkboxes on the left side of the references you want to import.
  2. On the upper right hand side of the screen, click on the Send to dropdown menu.
  3. Under Choose Destination, select Citation manager. Then click the Create file buttons.

  4. A dialog box will open, asking you to open or save the file. Select Save.

  5. Follow the steps in the box below to import the file into Endnote Online.

Importing References into Endnote Online

To import a saved database reference file into Endnote Online:

  1. Open your Endnote Online account in your browser. Under the Collect option, click Import References.
  2. Click the Browse button on this screen to import the file.

    screenshot of the import references screen in Endnote

  3. Next to Import Option:, select the correct format from the  dropdown menu. If you do not select the correct file format from the dropdown list, your references will not be imported. The correct file formats for common health sciences databases at UNC are as follows:
    • Embase: Embase-STN
    • PubMed: PubMed (NLM)
    • Google Scholar: RefMan (RIS)
  4. From the To: dropdown menu, select the group where you would like to place the imported references (or select [unfiled] if you don't want to put them in a group). Then click Import.
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