Due to changes made by PubMed, Reference Manager 10.0.0 is no longer able to connect to PubMed through the Online Search feature. See our article here for details.
The latest PubMed content files can be found in this FAQ.
These updated content files address several issues including the PMC number
and corporate authors come in correctly.
It has come to our attention that a number of users typically save their PubMed records from the PubMed website by either choosing "File > Save As" from the browser window, or by right-clicking on the browser window and selecting "Save As". Due to changes PubMed has made to their website, this method will no longer work properly. Instead, be sure to use the "Send To" pulldown menu provided in the PubMed navigation bar, as directed in this FAQ.
April 21, 2004
Reference Manager version 11 was released on March 17, 2004. Since
version 11 was designed to work with the new PubMed infrastructure
implemented last year, you can use version 11 to connect to and search
August 12, 2003
The National Library of Medicine has implemented system infrastructure
enhancements that have affected the PubMed Internet Search feature in
Reference Manager version 9.0, 9.5, and 10.0.
Version 10.0 Single User Version Users:
An update patch is available at no charge from our website. This update
restores the PubMed Internet Search feature in Reference Manager 10.
Click here to download the 10.0.1 Single User Version Update Patch.
Version 10.0 Network Edition, Volume license & Multi-copy Users:
If you have a Volume license, Multi-copy license, or Network Edition of
Reference Manager 10.0, we can send you a version 10.0.1 CD at no
Click here to submit a request for a version 10.0.1 CD.
Version 9.0 / 9.5 Users:
The PubMed Internet Search feature in versions 9.0 and 9.5 no longer
works. Due to the magnitude of the engineering modifications necessary,
we will not be able to update version 9.0 or 9.5 to restore PubMed
connectivity. If this feature is important to you we recommend that you
upgrade to version 11.
Options for Version 9.0 / 9.5 Users:
Upgrade to version 11 to continue to use the PubMed Internet Search
feature. Click here for
you do not wish to upgrade you can still execute your search on the PubMed website and save your references
into a text file that can be imported into Reference Manager. To do this:
1. Go to the PubMed website in your web browser.
2. Execute your searches to obtain search results (Select "Clipboard"
from the "Send to" drop down menu to save records from multiple
searches as you work).
3. On the search results page, select "MEDLINE" in the dropdown
menu next to the "Display" button.
4. Choose "File" from the "Send to" drop down
menu, and then click "Send to".
Click on the "Save" button and save the file somewhere easily
accessible such as your desktop (we recommend saving with the file
6. In Reference Manager, open the database where you would
like these references saved.
7. Under the References menu select "Import Text File".
8. In the Filters field, select the Browse button [...] and select
the Import filter called "PubMed.cap".
9. In the Text File field, select the Browse button [...], and then
select your downloaded *.txt file.
10. Click the Import button and your references will be imported.
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