How do I import from another reference manager [EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, Refworks, Reference Manager]

You can import existing libraries from other reference managers with a few simple steps. 

TIP: For the most seamless library transfer, please be on the same computer as your have your other reference manager. Before transfer, ensure you have all of your papers downloaded locally to ensure they are visible for ReadCube Papers to transfer to your new library.

In the top menu select "File" and then "Export". Leave "Save file type" as Text Only. Change "Output style" to BibTex (.bib) export. Take the .bib export file and drag into ReadCube Papers app.

Read our guide on our new Endnote Importer for the ReadCube Papers Desktop app.

To export an entire library, right-click on it in the Zotero right pane and choose “Export Library…” (you can also find “Export Library…” in the “File” menu). To export an individual collection, right-click on it and choose “Export Collection…”. To export specific items, select the ones you'd like, right-click, and choose “Export Items…”. Select BibTeX as export option and drag .bib into the ReadCube Papers library.

First select the reference(s) that you want to export. Go to the file menu - Export. Select .BIB as the file type. If you have PDFs stored in the Mendeley cloud, you'll need to install the Mendeley desktop so you can easily access your PDF files locally. Select all of your PDFs from your Mendeley library folder on your desktop and drag into ReadCube Papers app.

Select the references you would like to export. Select "Export" from the "References" menu. Select BiBTex as Export Format, click" Export References". Take the .bib export file and drag into ReadCube Papers app.

Please note

  • Your folder structure from your old reference manager will not carry over. That data is not included in export files. To keep your library structure, create a new list in ReadCube Papers using the + icon in the lower left part of the screen and export contents of specific folders from your original reference manager using the steps above.

Remember, if you have any issues please feel free to contact us at ReadCube Papers Support!

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