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Importing PDFs

EndNote allows you to import PDFs into your EndNote library. If you are importing PDFs with DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers), EndNote will fill in as many fields as it can, such as author, title, journal name, year, volume and issue. This feature is useful if you already have a collection of articles saved.

Follow the instructions below to import a folder of PDFs into your library.

  1. Select File > Import > Folder.

  2. Click the Choose button and navigate to the folder you wish to import.
  3. Select PDF from the Import Option menu.
  4. Click Import.

  5. After the import has finished, each PDF will have its own reference. Some PDFs will successfully import reference fields, others, such as the one highlighted below, will not import any reference fields. Double click on this reference to manually add the missing metadata (author, title etc.).