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.


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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