How to Import References from PEDro?

May 21, 2015 – Yingting Zhang

Question: I was searching PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database) and did not know how to export my selected references from that database into my EndNote library?

Answer: At present, there is no direct export option available. But there is a workaround that you can use. Please follow the steps below to import references from PEDro to EndNote:

  • Perform a search in PEDro.
  • Select the desired references by clicking on Select on the right under the Select Record column. They references will then be marked as Selected.
  • On the top of the screen, click on Display Selected Records.
  • Once your selected records are in display, on the top of the screen, click Email results to email the selected references to you by typing your email address in the next screen.
  • Go to your email inbox, open the email with the subject line called “PEDro search results”, copy the selected records and paste them in a Word document. NOTE: please do not include the other information that is not part of the selected records.
  • Save the Word file as .txt format. When the File Conversion pop-up window appears, click in the box next to Insert line breaks if you have selected multiple references.
  • Go to your EndNote library, under the File menu, chose Import -> File. Then retrieve the saved .txt file.
  • Choose Reference Manager (RIS) as your import option.
  • Then click on the Import button. Your references should be placed in your EndNote library.

Should you have any question, please contact me at 732-235-7604 or


EndNote for Legacy RU Schools & Units which are Now RBHS

October 1, 2014

If you are a user from School of Pharmacy, legacy RU College of Nursing, or the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, you may download EndNote software onsite only. Due to RU network restrictions, wireless or remote downloading of EndNote is not available at this time for these users. Please click here for instructions on how to download EndNote

If you need help, want more information, or to arrange a training session contact your campus library:

Smith Library Newark contact Stephen Modica, (973-972-4358)
RWJ Library, New Brunswick contact Yingting Zhang, (732-235-7604)

EndNote for RBHS Users

For legacy UMDNJ users, the URL for downloading EndNote has been changed with the web page revisions as the health sciences libraries websites become further integrated into the design of the Rutgers University Libraries website. Please use this link to download EndNote and bookmark it if needed.

Starting July 1st, 2014, the Libraries are licensed to provide access to EndNote for students, faculty, and staff of all Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) schools and units until July 1st, 2015. If you are a new EndNote user from School of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, Center for Advanced, Biotechnology and Medicine, Institute for Health or Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), you may download EndNote software onsite only.

If you need help, want more information, or to arrange a training session, contact your library:

RWJ Library in New Brunswick contact Yingting Zhang, (732-235-7604); Smith Library in Newark contact Stephen Modica, (973-972-4358)

What Do Users Say About EndNote for iPad App?

EndNote for iPad app has been out since the end of January. I downloaded it and tested a little; but really haven’t got a chance to use it extensively. My colleague, Jenny Pierce, just shared this link with me The article provided a detailed review of the app. It states that “Overall, this is a reasonable app with lots of features. However, there are other options that are better and easier to use. The biggest pull to use this is the fact that it syncs so seamlessly with the desktop version. This is a huge benefit if EndNote for Desktop is your preferred reference manager.” Hope this review is helpful to you in the use of this app.

Here is what Jenny said about the app: “I have used Endnote on the ipad. I downloaded cites from Pubmed, ERIC and CINAHL.  Pubmed cites didn’t show the indexing terms. I don’t know why not. I like the favorites function and the fact all my groups showed up. It’s a pretty interface.” One user commented at the end of the aforementioned review article that “One thing I’ve discovered, you cannot log out of this app. Not good if multiple people are sharing an iPad.” This was confirmed by Jenny. It can cause problems for libraries that circulate iPads.

FYI, here is a video for “EndNote on iPad: EndNoteSync, PDFs, and Groups” –, provided by Thomson Reuters. If you have used the app and are willing to share your experience, please post your comments. Thank you.

How to import references from Cochrane Library into an EndNote Library?

March 28, 2012; Update May 22, 2015 – Yingting

Question: I would like to keep some of the references I found from Cochrane Library in my EndNote Library. Do you know how to do that?

Answer: Please follow the steps below to import the references from Cochrane into EndNote:

  • Perform a search in Cochrane Library.
  • Select the references that you would like to export.
  • Above the search results, click on “Export selected”.
  • In the “Choose your export options” box, choose either “PC”, “Unix or Linux”, or “Mac” for Export type depending on what computer you use; choose either “Citation Only” or “Citation And Abstract” for File type.
  • Click on the “Export Citation” button. A .txt file will be saved to your computer.
  • Open your EndNote library.
  • Under the File menu, choose Import –>File. The Import File window pops up.
  • In the box next to Import File, retrieve the .txt file you just saved.
  • In the box next to Import Option, choose Cochrane Library (Wiley). If it is not shown in the pull-down menu, then click on Other Filters and choose Cochrane Library (Wiley) in the “Choose An Import Filter” pop-up window. You may leave the other two boxes as is.
  • Click the Import button. Your desired references will be imported into your library.

EndNote Update X4.0.1 for Windows

Thomson Reuters has release an update for their product EndNote X4. For a complete list of improvements please visit the following URL:

EndNote has an update feature built in. From the Help menu choose EndNote Program Update. Follow on screen directions carefully.

Should you have any question, please contact your campus librarians for help:

Smith Library Newark contact Stephen Modica, (973-972-4358)
RWJ Library, New Brunswick contact Yingting Zhang, (732-235-7604)
Health Sciences Library at Stratford contact Kevin Block, (856-566-6800)
Camden Campus Library contact Betty Jean Swartz,

Comparison of Some Selected Reference Management Tools

May 6, 2010 – Yingting  

Some of our users are interested to know what other reference management tools are available in addition to EndNote and what their major features are. In responding to this interest, I have developed a chart at  comparing EndNote features with three free bibliographic management programs.   As I become more familiar with these products, I  plan to develop short tutorials for each of them. Meanwhile, if you happen to be familiar with any of these three free tools, please share your feedback.