a week ago
I am working on a paper for my lab and my PI gave me a list of references used in a previous (but related) paper. She tried to export them as an EndNote library but I just recieved a Word document containing the bibliography (over 300 references!) Is there an easy way I can just import the text file and have EndNote look up the references and add them to a group? If that is not possible, what would be the easiest way to import multiple entries (assuming I cannot get a ENW file)??
I'm using EndNote 20 on a Mac. I've attached a small sample of the file.
a week ago - last edited a week ago
You really don't want to go thru the bother of trying to import a text bibliography.
Least information, she should export them as a Refman (RIS) output style, which you can import into your library (you may want to turn on "discard duplicates" in case you already have those references.
Best thing would be for her to copy them into a new library and then compress that library and share that with you. In that case you would open it (to uncompress) and then import that endnote library into your own. -- again discard duplicates on. I suggest you make a back up of your own library first just in case...
Finally, if she syncs her library, she can share the actual library itself with you, and you can open that in your desktop and copy the records you want into your own desktop library (here is the Helpfile from X9.3 on sharing).
About Shared Libraries
EndNote X9 offers users the option to share your entire sync library with up to 100 other users with EndNote X7.2 or later.
Library sharing provides entire teams with immediate and real-time access to an entire EndNote library, meaning the same set of references, attachments, notes, and annotations. Changes are sent and received via sync, so all members of the shared library need to have updated to X7.2 or later, have the desktop activated with sync preferences completed, and be connected to the internet in order to send and receive changes. Library sharing is recommended as an alternative to saving a library on a shared drive, or emailing a compressed copy around to a group of collaborators.
To begin sharing:
The Share Dialog allows you to do the following:
Inviting People to your shared library: