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Direct Import of Journal Article Citation from EBSCO Database

To import records from an EBSCO database:

  1. Perform a search and click on the folder icon to right of the desired citations.  Then click on the Folder link in the top menu bar to see your selected citations.

    Click on the folder icon.


  2. Select all desired records and export.

  3.  Select the "Direct Export in RIS Format" button and then "Save".

  4. Open the resulting "delivery.ris" file to direct your references to the "Imported References" group in EndNote Desktop.


Direct Import of Journal Article Citation from JSTOR

To import records from JSTOR:

  1. Perform a search and select the desired references.  Select the "Export Citations" link.

  2. From the "Export Citations" page, select the "RIS File" link.

  3. Watch out for popup blockers!  If your export is "blocked", change your browser settings to allow popups from the JSTOR site.

  4. You are done.  As always, check your references for accuracy.

Easy Import from PubMed

To import records from PubMed:

1.  Select desired records from a PubMed search.
2.  From the “send to” dropdown, choose "Citation manager" for destination and "MEDLINE" as Format.  Then "Create File".

3.  The created file is called "citations.nbib"
.  Open this file using EndNote X8.  The first time you attempt to open a *.nbib file, you will be able to associated the file type with the EndNote application.

4.  Your references will be displayed in the "Imported References" group of your EndNote Application.

5.  If the citation information imported into Endnote seems incomplete, you might need to switch your import filter by manually importing the *.nbib file.  Do this by selecting File ->Import -> File...

Navigate to and select the *.nbib file.  Also change the import filter to be "PubMed (NLM)".  Then select the Import button.

Subsequent citations from PubMed should get imported correctly by double clicking the *.nbib file.

5. You are done.  As always, check you imported references for accuracy.

2 Step Import from SciFinder Scholar

To import citations from SciFinder Scholar:

  1. In SciFinder, select your desired citations and then choose "Export".

  2. From the export screen, select the "Citation export format" and then "Export".  Be sure to note the name of the exported text file.

  3. Open the exported file using EndNote X8. Your new references should be available in the "Imported References' group of your EndNote library.

Direct Import of Journal Article Citation from Google Scholar

  1. On the Google Scholar homepage, click on the "Settings" link on the upper right.
  2. Under "Bibliography manager", select "Show links to import citations into" and choose EndNote from the drop-down menu, then save settings.
  3. After searching Google Scholar, click on "Import into EndNote" under the citation you want to import.
  4. This will create the file scholar.enw. Save this file. (Your browser may automatically save this in your Downloads folder.)
  5. In Endnote, select File→Import→File from the top menu.

  6. From the Import window, select the scholar.enw file and set the Import Option, Duplicates and Text Translation Options to "EndNote Import", "Import All" and "No Translation", respectively. Then click on the Import button. Your new references should be available in the "Imported References' group of your EndNote library.