Import Bibliographical Data

Import Bibliographical Data


This dialog box is displayed when you import bibliographical data from a reference management tool such as EndNote, Zotero or Refworks. The options on the dialog box allow you to control how the reference data is imported.

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Options on this dialog

File encoding  This option is only available when you are importing a .ris or .txt file and it displays the file encoding that will be used to interpret the file. NVivo can usually detect the correct file encoding—however, if you see strange characters in your reference information (after import into NVivo), you may need to try a different file encoding.

Name sources by  This option indicates how internal and sources will be named when they are created during the bibliographical data import process. You can choose to derive source names from:

Assign sources to  This option indicates how sources will be assigned a source classification during the bibliographical data import process. You can choose:

The remaining options on this dialog, allow you to make choices that determine how bibliographical references are imported into NVivo. The references are grouped under one or more sections as described below.

Already linked

This area only applies to bibliographical data being imported from EndNote and displays the number of references that were previously imported from the same EndNote library. You can choose whether or not you want to:

WARNING If you have added your own notes to the memo directly in NVivo, your notes will be lost when the content is replaced.

For example, if you previously imported a reference from EndNote, but in the meantime have added more notes in EndNote, you can replace the content of the linked memo in NVivo. Alternatively, if you have made changes in NVivo to the attribute values of sources, you can choose not to replace the classification and attribute values.

The choices in this area apply to all of the Already linked references. If you want to treat some of the individual references differently, click the Advanced button and adjust the settings. Refer to Import Bibliographical Data - Advanced for more information.

To be linked

This area displays the number of references with titles that match the names of sources already existing in your project. This may include sources directly imported into your project, sources imported from Zotero, Refworks, or sources imported from a different EndNote Library. You can choose whether or not you want to:

WARNING If you have added your own notes to the memo directly in NVivo, your notes will be lost when the content is replaced.

For example, if you previously imported a reference from Refworks, but in the meantime have made changes in NVivo to the attribute values of sources, you can choose not to replace the classification and attribute values.  

The choices in this area apply to all of the To be linked references. If you want to treat some of the individual references differently, click the Advanced button and adjust the settings. Refer to Import Bibliographical Data - Advanced for more information.

Import new

This area displays the number of references with titles that do not match the names of sources already existing in your project, and provides options for how the data is handled. For example, you can:

The choices in this area apply to all of the Import new references. If you want to treat some of the individual references differently, click the Advanced button and adjust the settings. Refer to Import Bibliographical Data - Advanced for more information.

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Examples of importing bibliographical data

The following table illustrates how the references are counted as Already linked, To be linked or Import new during import.

Example Already linked To be linked Import new

You are importing 100 references from EndNote for the first time

0 of 100 0 of 100 100 of 100

You previously imported 100 reference from EndNote.

Now you are importing 150 references (including the original 100).

100 of 150 0 of 150 50 of 100

You previously created 75 sources in NVivo to store quotes or capture your ideas about references.

Now you want to import bibliographic data from a reference management tool and link it to the sources. The name of the sources exactly match the titles for 65 of the references. You click the Advanced button to tell NVivo how to match the remaining 10 references to existing sources. Refer to Import bibliographical data for existing sources for more information.

0 of 75
 
65 of 75
 
10 of 75
 

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