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EndNote support

Export references into EndNote

EndNote can receive references directly from a range of search tools, including databases. This is known as exporting references.

Each database is different, so the export button may have various names. Look for any “export” or “download” buttons. If you are not sure whether you can export to EndNote, check the database’s help section.

Records are automatically imported into the EndNote library that you have opened. If you do not have an EndNote library open, EndNote will prompt you to choose one.

In some browsers, your records will be downloaded in a file. To import them to EndNote, click on the file and choose “Open”. If you are prompted for an import filter, scroll down the list and select the database you are using.

Export from Library search results

To export from our Library search results:

  • Mark the items you wish to keep by clicking on the save icon (a folder with a plus sign). This will add it to your saved items folder.
  • In the saved items folder, select “Export To…” then select “EndNote” from the drop-down menu.
  • When the records have been downloaded, click on the file and select “Open”.

Export from Web of Science

To export from Web of Science:

  1. Input your search in Web of Science.
  2. Tick the box to the left of the reference(s) you want.
  3. Select “Save to EndNote desktop” from the drop-down box at the top or bottom of the reference list.
  4. In the pop-up box, choose the record fields that you want to export.
  5. Select “Send”.

Export from Ovid databases

To export from Ovid databases:

  1. Search the database.
  2. Choose the results you want to keep – you can tick individual results or select all of them (next to where it says “Range”).
  3. Select the “export” button above your results.
  4. Choose “EndNote” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Under “Select fields to display”, choose how much of the reference to keep.
  6. Click “Export citations”. If a security box appears, choose “allow”.
  7. You may need to select EndNote in another box.

Export from Google Scholar

To export from Google Scholar:

  1. Click on “Settings” on the Google Scholar homepage
  2. Under “Bibliography Manager” select the option “Show links to import citations info” and choose “EndNote”.
  3. Save.
  4. Search in Google Scholar, then click on “Import into EndNote” next to the relevant reference.
  5. Open the file, if requested.
  6. Select “allow” in the security box.

You can only export one reference at a time from Google Scholar, so it is not suitable for comprehensive literature searching.