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PubMed via LHL: Exporting to EndNote

Video: Direct Export from PubMed

This 1-minute tutorial demonstrates how to export citations from PubMed.

Click the play button in the video image below. Then, click in the bottom right corner to view in full screen.

Export from PubMed

  1. From a PubMed list of results, check the boxes next to the citations you wish to save to your EndNote library
  2. Click the Send to link in the top right
  3. Click the circle next to Citation manager*
  4. Click Create File

*Note: You can also move citations to PubMed’s Clipboard and then follow these steps from the Clipboard. The Clipboard allows you to set aside citations from several different searches before exporting them to PubMed.

The next screen will vary depending on your browser, but if prompted to open or save the file, choose Open or Open with. If you’re asked what program to use to open the file, select ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper or EndNote X7. Chrome users will need to click the arrow next to the file on the bottom of the browser window and select Open.


Shows how to open file with Firefox


How to open file in Chrome

You should then see the selected references listed in your EndNote library.

Export from PubMed all references from a set with more than 200 results

  1. Create set, and from list of results
  2. Click the Send to link in the top right
  3. Click the circle next to File; choose MEDLINE as the format
  4. Click Create File, name it and save as a .txt file

If the file has not automatically imported:

  1. Open EndNote
  2. Select File > Import > File
  3. Click Choose to browse to the .txt file created from your PubMed search
  4. Select PubMed from the Import Option dropdown menu
  5. Click Import and the references will go into the Imported References group
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