EndNote Questions Answered – Importing references using the Save/Export link on the MGet It menu

Do you import references that you have in hand by looking it up in a database and using the Export/Save link on the MGet It menu?

Stop!  There’s a better, easier way to import references to EndNote that will get you more complete information into the bargain.

In addition to only bringing in  basic information, right now, due to a programming error,  only 1 author is imported, even when there are many authors (as in the figure below, where only 1 of the 15 authors is listed and imported).

MGet It

Here’s what you should do instead.  When you have a complete citation in hand, use the Online Search feature of EndNote to bring in complete information from PubMed, Web of Science, or library catalogs.

EN_onlineSearch

All authors (and the abstract, DOI, URL, and more) are imported.

If you’ve already used the Save/Export link to import references, use Online Search to create new, more complete references in your EndNote library.

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