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EndNote: 6. Importing PDFs to create references

A guide to using EndNote X9 & X8 with some help for X7 & X6

Tips

All PDFs you wish to import to create references must have a DOI.

DOI's are usually found in the citation details at the top of the article

 

or at the bottom of the first page

Importing PDFs and automatically creating references

Importing PDFs and creating references

If a PDF has a DOI (digital object identifier) EndNote can import the PDF or a folder containing several PDFs and automatically create the references. 

  • In EndNote go to File (top left toolbar) > Import > Folder (or File for a single PDF)
  • An Import Folder (or File) box will open

 

                             

 

  • At the Import Folder/File option navigate to your folder or PDF
  • At Import Option > select PDF > Discard duplicates (if you wish) > Click Import
  • EndNote will import the PDF(s) attached to correctly created reference(s)