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This guide is a central location for information regarding PudMed. The guide will be used to create a landing page for general information and link to outside resources to assist with PubMed. The genesis of this project is the upcoming change from the Leg

Exporting to Citation Managers

Exporting to Citation Managers

The basic steps for exporting PubMed citations to citation management software (such as EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley) are:

  1. Perform a search in PubMed. Check the boxes next to articles for the citations you wish to export. If you're conducting multiple searches, save items to your "Clipboard", a temporary storage space in PubMed.  You can do this by selecting "Clipboard" from the "Send to" menu. If you do this, a Clipboard icon and the number of items on the "Clipboard" will be displayed at the top of the page, under the Search box. To view the items on your Clipboard, click on the "Clipboard" hyperlink.
  2. When you are ready to export your results, click the "Send to" menu at the top of the page.  Select "Citation manager."  Then, click the "Create File" button. An .nbib file will be created. 

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Export citations into citation management software


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