Also: Importing PDFs with their embedded citation information. Note that the availability and the quality of the embedded metadata will vary.
Available how-to videos from EndNote.com (there is no sound):
Online Search uses Connection Files to connect through EndNote to library catalogs and other library databases. It is a good method to use with library catalogs but for other library databases, we recommend going directly to the databases, taking advantages of the more sophisticated interfaces, and then exporting the records to EndNote.
Watch the following how-to video from EndNote.com (there is no sound): EndNote 20 (Windows): Online Search
If you have collected PDFs and want to have them (and their bibliographic data) added to your EndNote library, you may:
To import a PDF file:
1. Open the EndNote library into which you want to import the references.
2. From the File menu, select Import > File or Folder to open the Import File dialog.
3. Click the Choose button to locate and open the PDF file [or folder of PDFs] you want to import from your hard drive
4. Select PDF from the Import Options list.
5. Select an option from the Duplicates list:
Import All: Imports all references, including duplicates.
Discard Duplicates: Imports all references except duplicates.
Import into Duplicates Library: Duplicate references are imported into a library called File-Dupl.enl, where ”File" is the name of the library into which you are importing.
By default, a reference is considered a duplicate when the Author, Year, Title, and Reference Type match a reference already in the library.
6. Click Import to import the file(s) to your library.
When the import is complete, the new record(s) is(are) stored in the Imported References group and will include bibliographic information given for the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) mined from the PDF file such as title, author, volume, issue, page, year, and DOI.
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