Importing Search Results with the Picker

For many online research databases you can quickly use the Picker to add search results to your Citavi project: Aleph catalogs, arxiv.org, EBSCO databases, ERIC, Google Books, Google Scholar, HighWire, OCLC databases, OvidSP databases or PubMed.

Important:

The Picker for Internet Explorer cannot be used with Google Scholar. As a workaround you can export individual results using the EndNote Tagged format. You can select this export option as described in screenshot 2 below.

The Picker also recognizes if a database or library catalog offers bibliographic information in the COinS format. If they do, it's possible to directly import search results into the current project.

Please note:

Compared to other formats, the COinS format contains the least information. After importing from COinS, you can retrieve missing bibliographic information. Place the cursor in either the ISBN field (for books) or the PubMed ID or DOI field (for journal articles). Press F9 and select the Replace bilbiographic information option.

The first two steps are only necessary for Google Scholar. These steps are not necessary for other databases.

1 Set Google Scholar to allow you to download bibliographic information. Click the a More symbol in the upper-left and then click b Settings.

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2 Under Bibliography manager, select the Show links to import citations into EndNote option. Click Save.

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3 Perform your search.

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4 Click Click here to import the references.

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5 You can now enable the checkboxes for the references you want to import or click Select all. Click Import.

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6 The Picker sends the information to Citavi. A message lets you know that the references are being added to Citavi.

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7 The imported references are applied as a selection. To see all of your references again, click Cancel selection.

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Please note:

Google Scholar does not include abstracts and book references lack the place of publication and series titles.

See also:

Importing Search Results with a Click