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PubMed: Creating an RIS file and Importing Citations

To import citations from PubMed into Covidence, first create a properly formatted file, then import that file into Covidence.

Create a Formatted File

First run your search string so that the search results represent the citations you wish to import.  Click "Save."

Once you click "Save" you are have several options.  Change Selection to "All Results," the Format to "PubMed" and then click "Create file."

A file will be created and will be accessible from your Downloads folder.  You might also see it in a grey bar along the bottom of your screen. You have now created a properly formatted file that is ready to be imported into Covidence. 

Import into Covidence

Go into Covidence and Click "Import" from your review's main dashboard page.

If you are importing citations to screen, change the drop-down box to "Screen."  Click "Choose File" and either drag and drop the file from the grey bar along the bottom of your screen, or find it in your Downloads folder.  Click "Import."   

Covidence will automatically begin importing the citations from the database.

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