Using the Citation Finder (formerly known as macropus, formerly known as HubMed), reference lists from PDFs, or Word documents can be converted into search results and then imported into bibliographic management software such as Zotero or EndNote.
Note: this tool only works with citations which can be found in PubMed
1. Go to the Citation Finder site.
2. Copy and paste your references from Word or PDF where it indicates "Enter a list of citations".
3. When asked to choose a citation format, choose RIS (Endnote, etc)
4. Click Search. It will look like nothing happened, but scroll down. WAIT until the system finishes searching (e.g. the very last citation has a suggestion in yellow).
5. Now you will Review the matched citations. For each citation, you'll see your entry at the top, with the most likely matched citation below it in yellow.
- If it is a correct match, do nothing.
- If one of the other citations matches, click it.
- If the yellow citation is incorrect, click on the yellow box to de-select.
NOTE: the suggested citation may not display all the fields, that's OK - your final citation will typically contain the correct information and you can edit.
5. WAIT! For some reason the citations will not be ready to export for several minutes!! We are not sure why!
6. After you've waited a few minutes, click on the Download All Selected Citations Button.
7. A file named citations.ris will be downloaded to your computer.
Import the RIS file of your Citations into Zotero