Not Able to Import References from Another EndNote Library

September 24, 2010 – Yingting  

Question: I am using EndNote X4 and try to import references from one EndNote library to another. However, I am not able to. A pop-up message says ‘A file associated with “File Attachments” field of reference is missing from the source database’.

Answer: When this message shows up, it means one of the references has a bad link in the File Attachments field, i.e. the fulltext file (pdf or doc, etc) is missing from the .data folder. To resolve this issue, you may open both the source library and the target library. Then copy the references from the source library and paste them in the target library batch by batch. If you come across the problematic reference in a batch, then either correct the reference by attaching the file/deleting the attachment or simply delete that reference if it is not important.


EndNote X4 for MAC to Be Ready Soon!

EndNote X4 for MAC was released. Our systems people are working to make it available for our users to download. But it does not go as smoothly as anticipated. As soon as it is ready, we will inform you. Please stay tuned. Thanks for your patience.

EndNote X4 for Mac OS X

EndNote X4 for Mac OS X has been released. This version should be on the University Libraries EndNote Download Center shortly.

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).

Online Video for Introducing EndNote X4

Several new features are made available in EndNote X4. To learn about these new features, watch this online video.

EndNote X4 Is Available for Download

EndNote X4 is now available for download for UMDNJ affiliated patrons.  Please go to this link  to download the latest version of EndNote if you like.

New Features of EndNote X4 include:

  • Import and search PDFs in EndNote.
  • Collaborate more with EndNote Web.
  • New CWYW features.
  • Create new groups by comparing, combining and suppressing existing groups.
  • Modify references in the new Quick Edit tab on the main library window.
  • Edit references when comparing duplicates.
  • Expand your library retrieval results by adding wildcards within search terms

Should you have any questions regarding EndNote X4, please contact your campus librarians for help.