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Endnote: A How-To Guide

Using EndNote with General Databases

For instructions on importing citations from other than databases below, go to the Import Formats page.

Access World News

  • Run a search and select the citations you want to keep by clicking Add to My Collection.
  • Select the My Collection link on the top bar, and your saved citations will appear. 
  • Select the articles you want to export by clicking the box next to the citation. 
  • Select Export > Export citations into software.
  • Copy, paste, and save as a .txt file (i.e. using Notepad).
  • Return to EndNote. Under the Collect tab, select Import References.
  • Choose File and locate your .txt file.
  • Select Refman RIS as the import option. 
  • Select where you want the records to go. You can create a new group, select an already created group, or select Unfiled.
  • Click the Import button.
     

Google Scholar (If used in Firefox, you can import directly to EndNote):

  • Before running your search, select the Settings link (next to the gear icon at the top of the search screen).
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the screen to Bibliography Manager.  Select Show links to import citations into …  and select EndNote from the drop-down menu. Save.
  • Return to the search screen and run your search. There will now be an Import into EndNote link below each citation. There is no way to mark multiple citations in Google Scholar, so each citation must be sent to EndNote  individually.
  • Click on Import into Endnote. If it isn’t open already, a log into  EndNote window will open.
  • When citation is imported, there will be a window saying: 1 references exported to EndNote 
  • Note: If the direct import into EndNote doesn't work, follow these steps:
    • You may see that an .enw file is downloaded; take note of the filename.
    • Log into your EndNote account.
    • On the Collect tab, select Import References.
    • Locate the .enw file in your downloads.
    • Select the EndNote Import filter.
    • Select where you want the records to go. 
    • Click the Import button.
       

JSTOR

   PC Instructions

  • Run your search and select citations you want to save.
  • Select 'Export Selected Citations.'
  • Select a format: RIS 
  • Click the .ris file that is downloaded, and your citations will be automatically exported to my.endnote.com (unfiled).
  • Note: You may be asked to log into your EndNote account, even if it is already open.

   Mac Instructions

  • Run your search and select citations you want to save.
  • Select 'Export Selected Citations.'
  • Select a format: RIS 
  • An 'opening citations.ris' window will open. The default is 'Open with Research Soft Direct export.' Click OK.
  • Note: You may be asked to log in to your EndNote account, even if it is already open.
  • Under Collect References, select Import.
  • Locate the .ris file.
  • Select the JSTOR filter.
  • Click the import button.
      

Lexis-Nexis

  • Run your search and select citations you want to save.
  • Select the book icon in the upper right corner to 'Export Bibliographic References'.
  • Export type: Download Bibliographic Data for other generators, e.g. EndNote. Select the Export button.
  • Click the .ris file that is downloaded, and your citations will be automatically exported to my.endnote.com (unfiled).
  • Note: You may be asked to log in to your EndNote account, even if it is already open.

ProQuest

  • Mark the records you want to send to EndNote by clicking the box next to each citation.
  • Click Save > RIS.
  • Select options on the pop-up window > Continue.
  • Click the .ris file that is downloaded, and your citations will be automatically exported to my.endnote.com.
  • Note: You may be asked to log in to your EndNote account, even if it is already open.

PubMed

  • Run search in PubMed and mark the citations you want to keep.
  • Click Send To > Citation Manager.
  • Click Create File.
  • Click the .nbib file that is downloaded, and your citations will be automatically exported to my.endnote.com.
  • Note: You may be asked to log in to your EndNote account, even if it is already open.

Tripod

  • Click the Tripod record you want to save.
  • Click the EndNote link.
  • A file labeled 'vufind.enw' will be downloaded.
  • Log into your EndNote account.
  • On the Collect tab, select Import References.
  • Locate the .enw file in your downloads.
  • Select the EndNote Import filter.
  • Select where you want the records to go. 
  • Click the Import button.

Web of Science

  • Select the records you want to send to EndNote. Then click on the Marked List link at the top of the page.
  • Select how much of the citation you want to export: Author, Title, Source, cited references, etc.
  • Click on the  Save to EndNote Online button. If you are not already logged into EndNote, you will be taken to a login screen. 
  • Once processing is complete, select the EndNote tab at the top of the screen. 
  • You will be taken to your All of My References page. Your latest citations will be in the Unfiled group. You can then move them into a group of your choosing.
     

WorldCat  

  • Run your search.
  • Mark the citations you want to save by clicking the box next to the number.
  • Click the Export icon > Export marked records > export to a text file.
  • A file labeled 'DirectExport.txt' will be downloaded.
  • Log into your EndNote account.
  • On the Collect tab, select Import References.
  • Locate the .txt file in your downloads.
  • Select the WorldCat (OCLC) filter.
  • Select where you want the records to go. 
  • Click the Import button.

Uploading PDFs to your EndNote Library

You can store PDFs (up to 2GB) within your Endnote Library. Here's how:

• First save the PDF to your desktop.
• In EndNote, find the citation you want to attach the PDF to. Click the paperclip icon, and then select Attach Files.
• Select Choose File, and find the file your saved to your desktop.
• The paper clip icon will change to blue when there is a PDF attached.