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EndNote: Import PDFs

Everything about using EndNote and EndNote Online. Library workshops: Introduction to EndNote for Windows (Online); EndNote Drop-in Sessions


If you have the PDF of an article or a folder of PDFs sitting on your desktop, you can import the article or the PDF folder to your EndNote Library. Here are the steps:

  • Open your EndNote Library.
  • Click Import from the File menu and you should see two options: File or Folder. Choose File if it is a single PDF or choose Folder if it is a folder of PDFs. 
  • Browse to the PDF file or the PDF Folder on your computer
  • Make sure the Import Option is on PDF -- Important! Here is how your screen should look: 

  • Click Import and the PDF is added to your EndNote Library. Here is how it should look: