How to Import References from My NCBI’s My Bibliography into an EndNote Library??

December 18, 2013 – Yingting

Most of us have already known how to import references from PubMed search results into EndNote. What if you want to import the references that have already been saved into your My Bibliography in My NCBI? Below are the steps that you may follow to do so:

  • Log into My NCBI at the upper right corner at
  • Click on My NCBI at the upper right corner after login.
  • Click on “Manage My Bibliography »” at the bottom of the My Bibliography box.
  • Select All or just the desired references by clicking in the boxes next to the references.
  • Then click on the “Download as text” button.
  • In the “Opening medline.txt” popup window, choose “Save File” and then click OK. Note: remember where you saved the txt file.
  • Launch EndNote program
  • Under the File menu, go to Import –> File… .
  • When the Import File popup window appears, browse to choose the medline.txt file that you just saved.
  • Make sure in the box next to Import Option is PubMed (NLM).
  • You may import all or discard the duplicates. I usually choose Import All and do the deduplicaiton later.
  • Leave No Translation in the box, then click the Import button, your references should be imported into your EndNote library.

How to Include PMCID in References Using EndNote?

July 9, 2008 – Yingting  

The EndNote Support Team provides clear explanation of how to include PMCID in documents submitted to NIH. Here is the link:

Should you need help, please contact your campus librarians (see “Contact Us” folder on the left)

To Use EndNote to Manage NIHMSID and PMCID

June 16, 2008 – Yingting      

 The new NIH Public Access Policy requires scientists to submit journal final peer-reviewed manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central (, so that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research.  

When such a manuscript is submitted to NIH, the author will receive an NIHMSID number, and once it is available in PubMed Central, it will be assigned a PMCID number 

Effective May 25, 2008, NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports must include either NIHMSID or PMCID when citing an article that falls under the policy and is authored or co-authored by the investigator, or arose from the investigator’s NIH award.  

Our users can use EndNote to manage NIHMSID and PMCID numbers. An instructional page is being developed to teach our users how to modify their EndNote libraries, to modifiy the EndNote journal article reference type, to download the custom filter, connection file and output style so as to integrate NIHMSID and PMCID numbers into EndNote libraries and to eventually include them in the manuscript. Please come back  later for the instruction. However, if you need immediate assistance, please contact one of our campus librarians for help (see “Contact Us” folder on the left).