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Requesting Items via Document Delivery: Requesting Multiple Articles via File Upload

A guide to using the Mayo Clinic Libraries Document Delivery system

To request multiple articles at the same time, you'll need to have your list of articles in one of the following formats:

  • List of PMIDs and/or DOIs in a TXT file
  • EndNote XML
  • PubMed NBIB
  • RIS

The sections below explain how to generate and upload article lists using each of these formats.  If you need assistance, you can also contact the library. 

 

PMDI or DOI Numbers in a TXT File

If you have a list of PubMed Identifiers (PMIDs) or Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), you can upload those directly into the multiple article request form.  Follow these steps:

  1.  Place all of your PMID and/or DOI numbers in a text (.txt) file.  You can mix PMIDs and DOIs in the same file. Ensure that there is one identifier per line in the file.  Each article identifier must start on a new line.
  2. Save this .txt file to your desktop
  3. Open the Article Request Form. Select the Request Multiple Articles button.
  4. Use the Select File button to find the .txt file you saved to the desktop in Step 2.
  5. Click the Upload File button. The articles contained in the file will be listed for you to review.  If there are files you decide not to include, you may uncheck the boxes for those articles.
  6. When you are satisfied with the list of articles, click the green Request # Selected Articles button at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation message that your articles have been requested, and you will be redirected to your Pending Requests page.

Endnote XML Upload

To order articles from your EndNote library, follow these steps to create an XML file:

  1. Open your EndNote library. 
  2. Select the articles you want to include in your request file.  Hold down the Ctrl key when clicking to select multiple articles.
  3. Go to the File menu and select Export.
  4. Save the file to your desktop.  Use the drop down lists under the File name field to select Type: XML and Output style: APA 6th.  Click on Save.
  5. Open the Article Request Form. Select the green Request Multiple Articles button.
  6. Use the Select File button to find the XML file you saved to the desktop in Step 4.
  7. Click the Upload File button.  The articles contained in the file will be listed for you to review. If there are files you decide not to include, you may uncheck the boxes for those articles.
  8. When you are satisfied with the list of articles, click the green Request # Selected Articles button at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation message that your articles have been requested, and you will be redirected to your Pending Requests page.

PubMed NBIB Upload

To order articles from PubMed, follow these steps:

  1. Build the list of articles you would like to order in PubMed by checking the box in front of each article citation, and then clicking on the Send to in the upper right portion of the PubMed page. Choose Clipboard, and each citation will be added to a temporary clipboard list.  You may add hundreds of articles to this clipboard, but they are not saved. If you close your browser window, they will be lost.
  2. Once you have added all of the articles you want to your clipboard, click on the Clipboard icon in the upper right.  A list of the articles you have placed on the clipboard will be displayed.
  3. Click the Send to menu and choose Citation Manager.  PubMed will create and download a file called "citations.nbib".
  4. Save this NBIB file to your desktop.  
  5. Open the Article Request Form. Select the Request Multiple Articles button.
  6. Use the Select File button to find the NBIB file you saved to the desktop in Step 4.
  7. Click the Upload File button. The articles contained in the file will be listed for you to review.  If there are files you decide not to include, you may uncheck the boxes for those articles.
  8. When you are satisfied with the list of articles, click the green Request # Selected Articles button at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation message that your articles have been requested, and you will be redirected to your Pending Requests page.

RIS Upload

RIS is a file format used by many databases and citation managers.  Steps for exporting RIS format files will vary depending on which database or citation manager you are using. Database providers that support RIS export include: EBSCO, Ovid and SCOPUS. Instructions for exporting an RIS file from SCOPUS are included below.  

  1. Search SCOPUS for the articles you would like to order.  If you need to conduct multiple searches, use the Add to List menu to create a list of articles. 
  2. Once you have added all the articles you want to your list, click the Export menu above the search box. You'll be asked to choose your method of export.  Click the RIS Format button; then in the area below, check the box for Citation information
  3. Click the blue Export button in the lower right corner of the screen.
  4. SCOPUS will create and download a file called scopus.ris. Save this file to your desktop.
  5. Open thArticle Request Form. Select the Request Multiple Articles button.
  6. Use the Select File button to find the RIS file you saved to the desktop in Step 4.
  7. Click the Upload File button. The articles contained in the file will be listed for you to review. If there are files you decide not to include, you may uncheck the boxes for those articles.
  8. When you are satisfied with the list of articles, click the green Request # Selected Articles button at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation message that your articles have been requested, and you will be redirected to your Pending Requests page.