Importing from PubMed

The easiest way to search PubMed® is to use Citavi's online search feature.

If you want to use special features or filtering options in PubMed such as Related searches, you'll need to perform your search directly in PubMed. You can then import your results into Citavi.

Importing from PubMed

1.Perform your search in PubMed.

2.Near the top of the page, click Send to. Select Choose Destination: File. Under Format, click XML (which includes special character formatting) or MEDLINE (which doesn't). Click Create File:

3.Save the pubmed_result.xml or pubmed_result.txt file to your computer.

4.Start Citavi and open the project you want to import the references into.

5.On the File menu, click Import.

6.Select Text file (RIS, BibTeX, etc.), and then click Next.

7.Select PubMed (XML) or PubMed (MEDLINE). If the import filter is not shown in the list, click Add import filter.

8.Select Import a text file. Click Browse.

9.Select pubmed_result.xml or pubmed_result.txt and click Open. Click Next.

10.Once the import is finished, click Add to project.

Please note:

If you imported contributions from conference proceedings, festschrifts, or edited books, you may find that Citavi appears to import more references than expected. For example, you might import a project with 98 references and find 115 in Citavi. This is not an error, but a difference in how Citavi stores related references. Citavi differentiates between parent and child references and divides them into different reference types that are connected to each other. The result is that 98 references in PubMed can become 115 in Citavi.