Hot New EndNote Tip

Do you have a long list of citation to put in to your EndNote library? Wish there was a shortcut to getting them there? Well, there is. HubMed – an alternative interface to PubMed offers a citation finder that can take a list of citations copied from a Word document or a PDF. At first, it may not find all of the citations, but with a couple of tweaks, it may find more.

For example, go to HubMed’s Citation Finder and paste in the list of citations below. It will not find all of the citations from this list but try changing the authors on the one it missed to just the first author, et al (i.e., Haynes RB, et al).

Once you have the list, scroll down to the bottom to select all and export using the RIS format. It will save the file as hubmed_ris.ris and you can then import it into EndNote using the Reference Manger RIS format.

List of Citations to Try:

Peters, A., Rubsamen, M., Jacob, U., Look, D., & Scriba, P. (1991). Clinical
evaluation of decision support system for insulin-dose adjustment in
IDDM. Diabetes Care, 14, 875–880.
Piercy, G., Deber, R., Trachtenberg, J., Ramsey, E., Norman, R., Goldenberg,
S., Nickel, J., Elhilali, M., Perrault, J., Kraetschmer, N., & Sharpe,
N. (1999). Impact of a shared decision-making program on patients with
benign prostatic hyperplasia. Urology, 53, 913–920.
Ream, E., & Richardson, A. (1999). From theory to practice: Designing
interventions to reduce fatigue in patients with cancer. Oncology Nursing
Forum, 26, 1295–1303.
2. Lowe HJ, Barnett GO. Understanding and Using the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Vocabulary to Perform Literature Searches. JAMA 1994;271(14):1103-1108.
3. Coletti MH, Bleich HL. Medical Subject Headings Used to Search the Biomedical Literature. JAMIA 2001;8(4):317-323.
4. Sood A, Erwin PJ, Ebbert JO. Using Advanced Search Tools on PubMed for Citation Retrieval. Mayo Clin Proc 2004;79(10):1295-1300.
5. PubMed Tutorial. [National Library of Medicine web site]. Available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/viewlet/mesh/searching/mesh1.swf. Accessed August, 15, 2005.
6. Jenuwine ES, Floyd JA. Comparison of Medical Subject Heading and text-word searches in MEDLINE to retrieve studies on sleep in healthy individuals. J Med Libr Assoc 2004;92(3):349-353.
7. Haynes RB, Wilcynski N, McKibbon KA, Walker JC, Sinclair JC. Developing optimal search strategies for detecting clinically sound studies in MEDLINE. JAMIA 1994;1(6):447-58.

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