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EndNote

About This Feature

Did you know that EndNote can extract references from your full-text PDF journal articles?

This can be time-saving if you are working with a large number of PDFs or have all your PDFs saved in a folder. When you extract a reference from a PDF journal article, a reference will be created and the PDF will also be attached to the reference within EndNote.

Please note that PDFs must come with Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to work with this EndNote feature.A Digital Object Identifier consists of a pair of character strings that is used to associate with a single unique resource only.

If your PDF does not come with DOI, you will need to double click on record and fill in the fields manually after the PDF has been imported. Make sure to save once you have completed the changes.

How to Import References from Full-Text PDFs

1. Within EndNote application, select "File" > "Import" > "File...".

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2. Select the Full-Text PDF that you would like to import the reference from.

3. In the pop-up window, select the following:

  • Import Option: PDF
  • Duplicates: Discard Duplicates
  • Text Translation: No Translation

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4. Click "Import" to import reference and complete the process.

1. Within EndNote, select "File" > "Import" > "Folder...".

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2. Choose folder to import references from.

3. In the pop-up window, select the following:

  • Include files in subfolders: Check
  • Import Option: PDF
  • Duplicates: Discard Duplicates

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4. Click "Import" to import references from the full-text PDFs and complete the process.

 

1. Within EndNote application, select "Edit" > "Preferences".

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2. In the new pop-up window:

  • On the left column, select "PDF Handling"
  • Under "PDF Auto Renaming Options", select "Author + Year + Title"
  • Under "PDF Auto Import Folder", check "Enable automatic importing"
  • Click "Select Folder" and select a folder that you would like EndNote to automatically import from
  • Click "Apply"
  • Click "Ok"

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