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How do I use EndNote : 5 - Adding References from Native PDF

A pictorial guide on basic features and functions of EndNote X7

Tech Tip


To add references from PDF files, you need to ensure that the PDF files are:

1. Native PDF
Native PDFs are PDFs that are generated from an electronic source – such as a Word document. They have an internal structure that can be read and interpreted.

2. Contain DOI information
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique set of number used to identify objects in the digital environment (e.g. doi:10.1000/182)


You could also add a few PDF files at the same time by using the command Reference > Import > Folder.

Adding References from Native PDF

  1. From the File menu go to Import > File (For Mac: File > Import > Locate the native PDF > Import)

  2. Click Choose... and locate the native PDF file.

  3. Select PDF from the Import Option pull down menu.

  4. Click Import.
The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy