Database guide: PubMed
Please refer to the following EndNote page for the latest information on PubMed: http://www.endnote.com/enpmalert.asp
You can search PubMed from within EndNote and import references directly to your library. To do this, use the Connect (EN X and earlier) or Online Databases (EN XI) feature . Select the connection file called PubMed .
- Open your EndNote Library.
- Select Tools>Online Search>New Search (Endnote X users: Tools>Connect> New Search)
- Type pubmed into the Quick Search box, then press Enter
- Select PubMed (NLM) and click on Choose. This will open the EndNote connection search box.
- You are now connected to the PubMed at NLM Server.
- Conduct your search.
- Once you have performed your search and clicked ok , the records are displayed in an interim window. Select the references you want to include in your EndNote library. To select particular references, use control and click.
- Click on Copy references To and choose your EndNote library from the drop down list.
- The new references are added alphabetically into your selected Library.
- [Note: August 2007] : There is an issue with Macintosh users who have updated to the latest security patch, “Security Update 2007-004”, which causes direct connections to PubMed with EndNote 9 and later to crash intermittently. This problem does not seem to impact EndNote 8 or earlier. Endnote are currently investigating the situation and have posted some possible resolutions at the following site: http://www.endnote.com/enpmalert.asp
Saving & Importing Records from PubMed
Please refer to this FAQ from Endnote on importing references from PubMed's website. It includes a link to the latest Import Filter for Windows and Mac: http://www.endnote.com/support/faqs/import/faq1.asp
- Conduct search
- Mark records
- From the 'Send to' menu select File
- In the 'Format' drop down box select MEDLINE
- Click on 'Create File'
- Save the text file somewhere easily accessible, such as the desktop. By default it will be called pubmed_result.txt but it can be renamed.
- Open EndNote and the library where you would like the references imported.
- Under the File menu select "Import...".
- From the Import Option field, select 'Other Filters...' and then "PubMed (NLM)".
- Click on 'Choose File' and select the file of records that were saved as a text file.
- Click Import
See also the University of Queensland Library site for additional information about working with PubMed and EndNote.http://www.library.uq.edu.au/endnote/pubmed.html