I received a compressed library from my colleague. But when I opened it, it was empty. How can I resolve this issue?

You are not able to view the references in the library you received very likely because you and your colleague are using two different versions of EndNote. Please note that the libraries created using EndNote X9.3.1 or above are not accessible in older versions of EndNote as their library structures are different. The older versions of EndNote do not recognize the new library structure. As a result, libraries created in EndNote X9.3.1 can only be opened by EN X9.3.1 and above. Any libraries created by older versions of EndNote will need to be converted before they can be accessed in the new version. The new library is also not backward compatible with the older versions of EndNote.

Please install the latest version of EndNote to open a library created in EndNote X9.3.1 or above. You will, however, be able to use the Shared Library option to share your library with your colleague across different EndNote versions. Library sharing allows a user to share their full library with colleagues in real-time. If you need help on how to share an EndNote library, please contact your librarian.

How to Add Cited References in an Article into EndNote?

As far as I know, EndNote program does not have a feature to import a list of references in a Word document or a PDF file into EndNote, as the content is in plain text. However, by using an external tool called Citation Finder, users can transfer most of the references (if not all) on the list into EndNote. Here are the steps:

  • Copy the references listed in the bibliography in Word or PDF.
  • Go to the Citation Finder website at http://git.macropus.org/citation-finder/ or the new site https://citation-finder.now.sh/.
  • Under Enter citations, paste the references you copied from the Word document or a PDF file.
  • Choose RIS as the Citation Format
  • Then search for matches.
  • Check each result of the retrieved matching references, select the correct match for each item, then press DOWNLOAD ALL SELECT CITATIONS at the bottom of the screen. Note: If you don’t find a good match, you can edit the citation text and search again. If no correct match can be found, leave the item with no matches selected.
  • Save the citation file with the select references. Then click the downloaded file to import the select references into EndNote.

Should you need further assistance, please contact your librarians for help.


Export References from New PubMed to EndNote

The new PubMed is now available. It is an updated version of PubMed and will be co-existing with the legacy PubMed until Spring 2020. If you are using the new PubMed and would like to know how to export references from New PubMed to EndNote, please follow the instructions at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/endnotetutorials/import. Please be aware that these steps were based on the Chrome web browser.

Introduction to EndNote X9 Class

Introduction to EndNote X9 (https://tinyurl.com/y6hszjwh)

This class is intended for Rutgers RBHS Researchers. In this class, attendees will learn how to use EndNote to create “libraries” (reference databases), import citations from databases into an EndNote library, find fulltext articles and annotate them, and cite references while writing a paper, etc. For information on how to download EndNote, please visit the Rutgers EndNote Download page at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/endnote.

Audience: Rutgers RBHS researchers interested in learning how to use EndNote. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.

(These are two identical sessions. You may attend just one of them.)

Session 1: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm, LSM Electronic Classroom (3rd Floor)
Session 2: Friday, June 7, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm, RWJ Library Large Lab

Instructor: Yingting Zhang, MLS, AHIP, Research Services Librarian, yzhang@rutgers.edu

Registration: Introduction to EndNote X9 (https://tinyurl.com/y6hszjwh)

How to Export Multiple References from Google Scholar to EndNote?

Question:     I have been exporting one reference at a time from Google Scholar to my EndNote library. This is a tedious process. Is there a way for me to export a group of selected references in to EndNote?

Answer:     Yes. To export a batch of references from Google Scholar into EndNote, you need to log in to your gmail account first and then follow the steps below.

  • Perform a search in Google Scholar <http://scholar.google.com> .
  • Select the references you want to keep by clicking the star icon beneath each selected reference.
  • Click My library on the upper right corner of the screen.
  • This will display all your selected references. Click the box on the top of the screen (right beneath the search box).
  • Click the downward arrow on the top and choose EndNote to export them. You may visit this link: https://libguides.rutgers.edu/endnotetutorials/googlescholar to view a screen capture on how to do that.
  • Click the saved citations.enw file (usually located at the lower left corner in Chrome) and your selected reference will be automatically placed into your EndNote library.

EndNote X9 for Mac & Windows Now Ready for Rutgers Users

Post created: 9/4/2018; Updated: 9/7/2018

Dear Rutgers Users,

EndNote X9 for both Mac & Windows is now ready for you to download and install. Go to https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/endnote and click EndNote X9 to download the program. You must use your NetID to log in to download it.

EndNote X9 New Features:

  • Enhanced reference sharing capabilities – desktop libraries now be shared via Read-Write or Read Only permissions
  • New reference types for social and other electronic media
  • Increased integration with Web of Science
  • Ability to create a citation report for an EndNote library or a group of references using the embedded feature from Web of Science
  • Expanded presence of Manuscript Matcher – accessible via CWYW in Word and EndNote online
  • Ability to share custom groups in a desktop library with other EndNote online users

To learn how to use EndNote , visit the Rutgers EndNote Tutorials page for step-by-step instructions. Or contact your campus librarians by emailing to citationmgr@libraries.rutgers.edu for help.

Word 2016 Not Compatible with EndNote X8.1

For Rutgers users, if you are using Word 2016 and your EndNote desktop is X8.1, you will not be able to see the EndNote X8 tab in Word. Therefore you will not be able to use CWYW as the two are not compatible. You need to download EndNote X8.2 in order to cite while you write in Word 2016. If you have any question, please contact your campus librarians for help. Thanks.

Class: Introduction to EndNote X8

Dear Rutgers Users:

Are you tired of typing numerous and complicated bibliographic citations? If yes, you should come to this class to learn how to use EndNote to create “libraries” (reference databases),  import citations from databases into an EndNote library, and cite references while you write a paper, etc. For more information, please visit the EndNote page at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/endnote. There will be two identical sessions. You may just attend one of them. Audience: Rutgers users who are interested in EndNote. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.


Session 1:          Monday, April 16, 2018, 12:00 –  1:00pm, RWJ Library Computer Lab                                         (limited to 15 people)

Session 2:          Thursday, April 19, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00pm, LSM Electronic Classroom (3rd Floor)

Instructor:        Yingting Zhang, Research Services Librarian, yzhang@rutgers.edu

Registration:     https://goo.gl/forms/gZVgYu1om33ja3II3

How to Search Medline via OvidSP from EndNote?


When I used EndNote to search Ovid Medline, I was asked to enter username and password. But my NetID did not work. What shall I do?


Searching Medline via OvidSP directly from EndNote is a little tricky. Unlike PubMed that is publicly accessible, Medline via OvidSP is restricted to subscribers. EndNote does not know who is a legitimate user. So you need to authenticate your computer first by accessing Medline and keep the window open or minimized (do not close it). Then open EndNote, choose Online Search Mode and more… When Choose a Connection box pops up, choose Medline (OvidSP) and hit the Choose button. Then a little login box appears, do not enter anything but just click OK. Now you should be able to search it directly. My advice is unless you are trying to find a specific reference, you should not use the EndNote direct search feature for a topic search. EndNote search engine is not designed to search Medline on OvidSP or other databases, rather its own libraries. Using a database’s native search engine would be much more effective in retrieving relevant references for a particular topic. If you must use the direct search feature, you may just search PubMed from EndNote.

How to Add DOIs to References?


When importing references from Google Scholar into my library, it didn’t load the DOI for any article/book.  The journal wants DOIs for every reference.  Can EndNote get these DOIs for me?  Is there an easy way to get the DOIs for my bibliography?


The easier way to get DOIs or other missing information for your references in EndNote is to use the Find Reference Updates feature. Below are the steps to using that feature:

  • Open your EndNote library
  • Highlight the references for which you need DOIs
  • Under Reference menu, choose Find Reference Updates. It will match your records against those in PubMed. If a matching record is found, it will update your record with updates found in PubMed.

You may also find DOIs by searching PubMed directly from EndNote. References found from PubMed usually contain DOIs. You may keep this reference and delete the old one without DOI.