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Citation Management

Information about citation management, as well as EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero.

Gathering References Retrieved from Databases

Important note: Gathering references using the following steps will NOT include the PDF file. Only EndNote provides its users with the ability to batch import PDFs (see EndNote: Full Text Finder for more information).

Pubmed

After running a search in PubMed:

1. Click on “Send to”

2. Select “citation manager”

3. Click on create file

4. Import the file into your citation manager (PC users, click on file. MAC users, Select File > Import > File…)

Helpful hints:

--Use the above steps while on an article page to send that article to your citation manager.

--You can select specific references by checking off boxes next to the citations that pubmed has -OR- you can select a number of references to sent to your citation manager by using the drop-down selection menu.

Ovid

After conducting your search in Ovid:
 

1. Click on “Export”

2. Make sure the format of your download is “EndNote” and that the fields is “Complete Reference”

3. Import the file into your citation manager (PC users, click on file. MAC users, Select File > Import > File…)

Scopus

After conducting your search in Scopus:

1. Use checkboxes to select specific sources.

2. Click on “export”.

3. Select “RIS Format”.

4. Click on “Export”.

5. Import the file into your citation manager (PC users, click on file. MAC users, Select File > Import > File…)

Helpful hint: Mendeley users can also use the "Mendeley Option" while exporting

EBSCO Databases

After running a search in one of the many EBSCO Databases:

1. Use the “add to folder” button to select individual references.

2. Select the folder icon from the blue menu at the top of the webpage.

3. Click on “export”.

4. Make sure “save” is gray and “direct export in RIS format” is selected. Click save.

5. Import the file into your citation manager (PC users, click on downloaded file. MAC users, Select File > Import > File…)

Google Scholar 

After conducting a search in Google Scholar:

1. Under the reference you’re interested in, click on the quotation.

2. Select “EndNote”

3. Import the file into EndNote (PC users, click on file. MAC users, Select File > Import > File…)