Transfer of references from EMBASE

There are three options for transferring references from EMBASE to EndNote. Which one you choose depends on what is best for your situation.


Search via EndNote

You can search EMBASE via EndNote. You do not have to decide on storing files with formats etc. The disadvantage of this procedure is that you cannot use the base search interface which provides many good search options. Search via EndNote is only recommended if you are looking for specific articles you know in advance.

How to:

  • Set group viewing mode to «Online Search Mode (Temporary Library)»
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  • Select «Online Search» from the «Tools» menu
    (or use the toolbar button
    )
  • Select «EMBASE (OvidSP) – UiB»
  • Fill in the search screen, and click «Search»
  • The results appear in a window for temporary references and fall into the group called «EMBASE (OvidSP) – UiB» under the «Online Search» groups
  • To transfer references from EMBASE to your own EndNote library, select the desired references and click on the «Copy to Local Library» button 
  • We strongly recommend to always check that the information is in the correct field in the EndNote library

Direct transfer of references from EMBASE

This is probably the best way to get references by searching the base’s interface, but not having to deal with intermediate storage with file location and formats.

How to:

  • Search relevant references in EMBASE
  • Click on

  • Fill in the dialog box as shown below

  • Click on the «Export» button

  • Depending on how the browser is set up, you may be asked what to do with the file. Choose to open it.

  • We strongly recommend to always check that the information is in the correct field in the EndNote library


Import from EMBASE

There may be situations where it is not possible / desirable to transfer references directly to EndNote (e.g if you are using a PC without EndNote).

How to:

In EMBASE
  • Search relevant references in EMBASE
  • Click on

  • Fill in the dialog box as shown below

  • Click «Export»

  • If this does not happen automatically, choose to save the file

In EndNote

  • Select «Import…» from the «File» menu

  • Select «File»

  • Browse to the saved file under «Import Data File»

  • Select  «EMBASE (OvidSP)» under «Import Option» (can be found under «Other Filters …» if it is not in the list initially)

  • We strongly recommend to always check that the information is in the correct field in the EndNote library