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EndNote for Windows

Guide to setting up EndNote for Windows

Get citations from a document into EndNote

If you have a paper or PDF with citations that you would like to add to EndNote, there are several things you can try.

1) If you receive a Word document created in EndNote, open the document and see if there is a "traveling library" (EndNote formatted
citations attached.)  If there is, you can import the citations into a new library or into an existing library using the "EXPORT TO ENDNOTE" button in the EndNote tab in Word.  You will only import the citations, not  the PDFs. You will have to locate the PDFs and attach them yourself unless the person who sent you the Word document has also sent you the PDFs.

2) If  the citations in a Word document were created using the Word Reference tab, the citations can be imported into EndNote using the "EXPORT TO ENDNOTE" button in the EndNote tab in Word.  Again, you will only import citations, not PDFs. You will have to locate the PDFs and attach them yourself.

3) Try Hubmed.  Hubmed it set up for citations to medical literature, but it also covers many other areas. It is useful because you can have it search more than one citation at a time. Enter your citation or citations in the Hubmed citation finder. If it can find your citation, if will give you the tagged metadata citations. You can save the citations to your computer as a RIS file and import them into EndNote as you would any RIS file. Again, you will get only citations, not PDFs.

4) The last way to search Discover@MU on the main page of the University of Missouri Libraries.   If you put quotations mark around the title of a citation the search will be faster and more exact.  If you locate the citation in Discover@MU, mark it to place it in your download folder, and then, after you have run through all your citations, import it into EndNote as you normally would..  After you have the citations you can press the PDF button in EndNote to locate and attach PDFs to the citations.