How to make PMID display in a reference in Vancouver style?

October 19, 2012 – Yingting

Question: I would like to include PMID in my references. I am using the Vancouver style. Do you know how to add PMID to the style?

Answer: You are right that the Vancouver style in EndNote does not display PMID in a reference. However, the style does have PMID included in the Accession Number field. You just need to add that field in the reference by revising the style. Remember, when you revise the style, make sure you save the revised copy as a new file and do not overwrite the original style. It is a tedious procedure to revise a style. For your convenience, I just revised the Vancouver style for you to include PMID in a reference (your UMDNJ proxy account is needed to download). Click here to download the revised style. If you have any question, please contact your campus librarians for help.


Can We Merge Documents Written by Multiple Authors with References Inserted from EndNote?

Updated December 30, 2014; Created August 3, 2012 – Yingting Zhang

Question: A faculty member is using EndNote for Mac.  She is writing an article with three others and wants to be able to merge all the manuscripts into one final document including their inserted references.  Can she do that?


Yes, she can merge the multiple manuscripts including their inserted citations by following the steps below:

  • Start with an originally formatted manuscript.
  • In EndNote, create a brand new EndNote Library with a unique name (not the same as any of the other libraries)
  • From Word, export Traveling Library to the brand new EndNote Library (see the blog post here for how to export traveling library:
  • Update Citations and Bibliography for the manuscript that you just exported traveling library from
  • Then repeat the process for all the other manuscripts. Make sure you update citation and bibliography for each one after their travelling libraries are exported into the above new EndNote library
  • Unformat each manuscript
  • Then combine all the manuscripts into one
  • Finally update the citations in the newly combined documents.

 Thanks to Miguel from Thomson Reuters Technical Support for his help.

APA 6th Ed. Style – Journal Article Citing Error

In EndNote X5 an error has been discovered in the APA 6th edition publication style.  The error may cause some journal articles to be cited incorrectly in a bibliography.  The problem is the template used to cite journal articles includes the “Type of Article” field.  If there is an entry in the “Type of Article” field in a reference’s EndNote record the information in that field will be included in the citation to the journal article in the bibliography.  This is NOT the correct APA format for a journal article citation.  

To correct this problem download and install a revised copy of the APA 6th publication style available on the University Libraries EndNote web page, or edit the APA 6th Publication style from within EndNote.  Instructions on how to do both are available in the EndNote web page’s News and Help section.

I can’t find the style I want to use in the EndNote desktop program, what should I do?

Here are the options for you:

  • Go to and then click on “support & services” menu; on the left column, choose “Output Styles”. At the next page, search for the style you need. If found, download and save it in your computer at C:\Program Files\EndNote X4\Styles (where X4 can be replaced by other versions). You may also request to download all the styles that are available for EndNote. Note: including all the styles in your EndNote program will slow down the speed of launching and its performance.
  • Use the EndNote user forum which can be accessed from the bottom of the left column at Then choose “EndNote Styles, Filters, and Connections” to search for any related posts or ask for help from other users.
  • To create the style on your own by saving a copy of style similar to your desired one. Then make changes according to your style’s format.
  • Call the EndNote Technical Support for help. It takes two weeks or so for them to create a new style.

New and Updated Connection Files, Filters and Styles

EndNote has released new and updated connection files, import filters and output styles. For more detailed information, please visit:

EndNote and Word 2003 Flash Video

The University Libraries is pleased to announce the latest Flash video on using EndNote.  This video covers how Word 2003 can be used with EndNote.  Users will learn how to insert references into a Word document from your EndNote Library, and how to easily change style formats, and insert figures and graphics into a document.  You can view this Flash video by going to the University Libraries’ EndNote Help and Tutorial web page.

EndNote Connection File, Import Filter and Output Style Updates for May.

Please use the following link: ( to access the latest Connection files, Output Styles and Import filters. EndNote X4 is still scheduled for release late this month or early next month, so stay tuned.