Is it possible to transfer my ProCite library to EndNote and keep my ProCite groups?
Users who are migrating to EndNote from ProCite can open ProCite databases within EndNote via the File, Open Library option, however this will import all of your ProCite references into one big EndNote library and you will lose all of your ProCite groups.
To avoid this problem, it is possible to apply a keyword (or other group identifier) to your ProCite records BEFORE they are imported into EndNote. You can then use EndNote's search functionality to identify the references which belong to each group and re-assign the references to their new group in EndNote.
Although this process is slightly cumbersome it should be a one-time process to import your data and it is worth spending some time ensuring that the information is transferred correctly.
The following instructions show how this can be achieved:
1. Launch ProCite and open the database you wish to convert into EndNote. 2. Click on the tab for "GROUPS" at the bottom of the ProCite database window. 3. For each group shown on the left hand side perform the following
a. Highlight the group name to show the references within the group b. Click on Edit, Select All c. Click on Select, Mark Highlighted Records d. Click on Database, Edit Marked Records, Global Edit e. Select a field in which to add a unique group identifier (e.g. the Keywords field) f. In the 'Text to add' box, enter the unique group identifier e.g. "Fossil Research" ** Please ensure that the group identifier does not appear elsewhere in your library, you may wish to use a random code if this is likely. ** It is also worthwhile noting down the name of the original ProCite group on paper along with the identifier you have used. g. Click on Ok h. After you have confirmed the change ProCite will inform you that the records have been changed. i. Repeat the above for each group you have defined in ProCite using a different Group Identifier each time.
4. Once you have performed this process for each group you can now open the ProCite database in EndNote.
a. Launch EndNote and click on File, Open, Open Library. b. Change the 'Files of Type' drop down box to read "ProCite database (*.pdt)" c. Navigate to the location on your hard disk where you have saved your ProCite database d. Click on Open and then decide whether you wish to Customise or Convert:
Customise: Use this option if you wish to amend the default way in which the references are imported For example you may have a field in ProCite which you want to be stored in a particular EndNote field.
Convert: Choose this option if you are happy with the default mappings. This is recommended for most users.
e. EndNote will now prompt you to specify a name and location for the new file. Click on Save. f. Your ProCite library will now be converted and all of your ProCite references will appear in EndNote.
5. You can now use the Search functionality in EndNote to identify the references from each group by searching for the Group Identifiers you have added. 6. Click on the References menu and select Groups and then Create New Group 7. Give your group a name and then drag the references returned by your search over the group name.