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EndNote X7/X8 (and earlier editions)   Tags: bibliographic manager, citations, how_to  

These instructions were written as a short introduction to using EndNote X3, but have been updated continuously to reflect changes to X8.
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Saving a .txt File

In many of the databases you will need to save your references as a .txt file and them import that file into EndNote.  How you do this will depend upon the type of computer and operating system you are using.


Exporting From PubMed video



  1. Mark titles of interest by checking the box next to the title
  2. Click on the Send To from the drop down menu
  3. Select the  Citation Manager button
  4. Select Create File [it doesn't display until you select Citation manager]

  5. Depending on your version of Windows you may see the image below, or something like it. If you don't see this image look for the letters "RIS"
  6. Click on it and the citations should display in your EndNote Library.

Instructions for X5 or earlier versions:

  1. Mark titles of interest
  2. Cick on the Send To drop down menu
  3. Select the File button
  4. Select the Medline format
  5. Select Create File
  6. Save the file to a place you can easily find it--your desktop is a good choice.
                        You can rename the file as long as it has a .txt extension]
  7. Go to EndNote
  8. Select Import [from File in the main menu bar or the Import icon]
  9. Select Choose File to find the file you wish to import
  10. If PubMed doesn't appear in the Import Option box, use the drop-down arrow to see a list of filters.  Be sure to select PubMed (NLM)
  11. You may need to use the Other Filters... option in the drop menu under Import Options, to find the correct database and vendor.

    If what you are looking for is not on any of the lists you can go to the EndNote Import Filter site, to find the correct filter.  Click here for the instructionsInstalling EncNote X3 Import Filter Download Instructions.

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