Importing References from UMDNJ Databases

June 8. 2012 – Yingting

As providers changed their database interfaces, the instructions I previously wrote were out of date. Clicking this link http://www.umdnj.edu/rwjlbweb/enx5import.pdf to view the updated instructions in PDF on how to import references from some of the databases heavily used by our UMDNJ users into EndNote X5. Should you have any problem importing references, please contact your campus librarians for help.

Why am I not able to import references from CINAHL to EndNote X4 for MAC?

Question: I am using EndNote X4 for MAC and Safari to try to import references from EBSCO’s CINAHL databases. But I can’t. Why am I not able to import the references?

Answer: According to the EndNote Technical Support, there are limitations of Safari in working with EndNote. Based on our test with Safari in MAC for EndNote X4, we noticed that: 1) it is not possible to export references from EBSCO’s CINAHL & ASP directly or indirectly into EndNote; 2) searching PubMed directly from EndNote is possible; 3) it is not possible to export references DIRECTLY from OvidSP Medline but able to do so INDIRECTLY.

To avoid these problems, we recommend using Firefox for working with EndNote X4 for MAC. If you have any question regarding EndNote for MAC, please contact your campus librarians for help.

How to Import References from New OvidSP Medline into EndNote X4?

July 26, 2010 – Yingting    

The new OvidSP interface will be launched on August 2nd. The old way of importing references from OvidSP will not be valid. Please follow the instructions below to import references from the new OvidSP interface into EndNote:

  • Complete a search in Medline in the new OvidSP interface.
  • Review your search results and select the desired references by clicking in the box next to the references.
  • Above the search results, click on Export as shown below:  
  • When the “Export Citation List” window pops up, choose EndNote in the pull-down menu.  
  • Then click on “Export Citation(s)”. The selected references will be placed into your EndNote library. If “Choose An Import Filter” pop-up window appears, choose “MEDLINE-In Process (OvidSP)” filter. Then click the Choose button. All your selected references should be automatically imported into your EndNote library.   

Note: Make sure your desired EndNote library is open prior to clicking on the Choose button. If you did not have your library open beforehand, your EndNote program will be automatically launched and the references will be imported by default into the library you had worked with in the previous session.

Should you have any questions, please contact your campus librarians for help (see Contact Us folder on the top of the screen).

Importing References from UMDNJ Databases

January 6, 2010 – Yingting    

Clicking on this link http://www.umdnj.edu/rwjlbweb/enx3import.pdf will take you to a PDF file with instructions on how to import references from some of the databases heavily used by our UMDNJ users into EndNote X3. Should you have any problem importing references, please your campus librarians for help.

Installing EndNote X3 Import Filters

To speed up response times the latest version of EndNote does not include many of the filters needed to import references into EndNote X3 from several UMDNJ databases.  The UMDNJ Libraries have addressed this issue by putting together a package containing the missing filters for the relevant UMDNJ databases.  These filters need to be placed in EndNote X3 Filter’s folder before references can be imported from the affected databases.  Note that EndNote X1 and X2 are not affected. 

To download the package, go to the University Libraries’ EndNote Updates web page (http://libraries.umdnj.edu/access/EndNote_updates.html) and click on the link labeled “Download the UMDNJ filter package” and save the package to your computer.   

 The filter package is downloaded to your computer as a “zip” file and needs to be extracted or “unzipped” after it is downloaded.  In Windows XP you extract the filters by right clicking on the “UMDfilters” folder that was downloaded to your compuer and selecting Extract All.  Follow the instructions to create a new “unzipped” “UMDfilters” folder that contains all of the Import filters. 

 Open the newly “unzipped” UMDfilters folder and highlight all the filters and move them to the “C:\Program Files\EndNote X3\Filters” folder.  In Windows XP you can do this by going to the Windows toolbar in the UMDfilters folder and using the Edit menu and Select All.  Once the filters are highlighted, go to the Edit menu again and select Move to Folder.  Navigate down to the “ProgramFiles/EndNote X3/Filters” folder and select Move.  The filters will be moved to this folder.  Once the filter has been saved to this location you will be able to import references from the relevant databases into EndNote X3.

How to Import References into EndNote from Medline via OvidSP?

July 30, 2008 – Yingting  

Please follow the instructions below to import references from Medline via OvidSP:

  • Complete a search in Medline via OvidSP.
  • Review your search results and select the desired references by clicking in the box next to the references.
  • In the Results Manager box: Under Results, click in the radio box next to Selected Results (you may also enter a range of references in the box beneath it). Under Fields, choose Complete Reference. Under Result Format, choose Direct Export. Note: please do not check the box for “Include Search History”. Under Actions, click on the Save button.
  • On the next screen, choose “Export results to Endnote, Procite, or Reference Manager ” and then click on Conintue.
  • The Endnote program will then be launched. When the pop-up window named “Select a Reference Library” appears, browse and choose the EndNote library in which you would like to keep the references. Then click on the Open button.
  • Once the Open button is clicked, all the selected references will be automatically imported into your EndNote library.

Should you have any questions, please contact your campus librarians for help (see Contact Us folder).