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Export Citations Out of PubMed

While in PubMed ...Watch Video

  • Selected desired citations by checking box of left of citations.
  • From the Send to menu [1], choose Citation manager [2].
  • Click Create File [3].

NOTE: When exporting more than 500 citations choose Destination File and Format MEDLINE.
PubMed Send To Menu for Citation Manager

Import Citations (exported from PubMed) into Citation Managers

Go to RefWorks...

  • In the toolbar at the top of the page, click References and select Import from the dropdown menu.
  • in the Import References window:
    • select NLM PubMed from the Import Filter/Data Source drop-down menu.
    • Check that PubMed is selected from the  Database drop-down menu.
    • Use the Browse button to  Select Text File select the file you saved to your computer in the previous steps.
  • Click the Import button.


While in EndNote.....

  • Select Import File under File.
  • Choose the file in which the citations were saved.
  • For the Import Options, select Other Filters, and use the PubMed (NLM) filter.
  • For the Duplicates Option, select the appropriate option; click on Import.

While in EndNote Basic.....

  • Go to the Collect tab and choose Import References.
  • In File: click Choose File button and select file from your computer.
  • In Import Option: select PubMed (NLM) from the list.
  • In To: select New Group or the appropriate folder.
  • Click the Import button.

    note:  See FAQ tab for directions for iPad users.
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