Answered By: Jess Tovey
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2019     Views: 75

To export references from PubMed to EndNote:

1. Tick the boxes next to the references you want to export to select them

2. Click the drop-down arrow next to 'Send to' at the top of the page, then under 'Choose Destination', select 'Citation manager' and 'Create File' to download your citations:


Alternatively, if you want to export all of your references at once, select 'Send to' and 'Citation manager' as above, then you will have the option to select up to 200 references to export.  If you have more than 200 references, instead of choosing 'Citation Manager', select 'File', Format = Medline, then 'Create File':

Save this file as a .txt file, then import into EndNote by selecting 'Collect', select your previously saved .txt file, Import Option = 'PubMed (NLM)', then select 'Import':

3. A pop-up will appear - select either EndNote or EndNote Online depending on which version you are using.  (If you are using Chrome, right click on your downloaded file and select 'Open' in order to display the pop-up).  You will see a message '...references exported to EndNote Web'.

4. If you are using EndNote Online, you should be able to see your newly imported references by going to 'My References' and selecting 'All My References', and on the right-hand side selecting Sort by: 'Added to Library - newest to oldest' to see your latest references at the top of the page.

If you are using EndNote Desktop, your 'Imported References' will appear in 'My Library' on the left.

Always ensure you check your references to ensure they are formatted correctly in either BU Harvard or APA style before submitting your work for marking.

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