Importing References from IEEE

While it is easier and quicker to download IEEE references from the Online Search Dialog, it is also possible to export searches from the IEEE Xplore web page and import them into Synthesis. This procedure explains the process.

Perform this task in order to export references fom the IEEE Xplore website, and import them into Syntehsis.

  1. Access the IEEE Xplore search page at
  2. Enter search term in the search field at the top of the web page (e.g. "patient flow")
    1. Examine results
  3. Under the search results click on the link Select All on Page to select all references in the search
  4. Click Download Citations button. A pop-up appears.
  5. Under Include select Citation & Abstract radio button
  6. Under Format select EndNote, ProCite, RefMan radio button
  7. Click Download Citation button
  8. A file with the name UNKNOWN (yes, "UNKNOWN") will be created on your computer
  9. Import the file, see Importing References from Files