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EndNote: Export to EndNote

Guidance and support material for using EndNote referencing software.

Stirling Library Catalogue filter

If you have a personal copy of EndNote you can download the filter that enables exporting directly from Stirling Library Catalogue into EndNote (see central panel 'Library Catalogue: Books & Journals'

  1. Save a copy of the filter file (e.g. on your desktop).
  2. Double-click the filter file to open in EndNote.
  3. In EndNote, click “File Menu” and choose “Save as”.  Click “Save”.
  4. Click on “File Menu” and choose “Close Filter”.

Exporting Large Reference Sets (Uni of Sounthampton Guide)

Under Construction

We will be adding exporting guidance for all the Library databases as soon as possible. If there are no instructions yet for the database you need to use please contact the Library.

Library Catalogue: Books & Journals

You can export book records from the Library Catalogue into EndNote. Note that the export does not work well for records that are journal articles. 

Export individual book records

You can export book records from a list of search results or a detailed book record

  • In the Library Catalogue (http://discoverlibrary.stir.ac.uk).
  • Select the Books & Journals tab and enter your search.
  • On the catalogue results page, select the EndNote icon next to any book record you want to export to Endnote.

 

  • (Alternatively select the title of a book to view the detailed book record and select the EndNote icon in the detailed record).
  • A 'Choose Destination' window will open - select EndNote in the window, click OK.
  • Choose your Endnote Library.
  • A 'Choose An Import Filter' window will open.
  • In the Choose An Import Filter window, in the Quick Search box, type stirling and press Enter on your keyboard. This will search for the correct import filter.
  • Select Stirling_Catalog_MARC, then click on the Choose button. (If you have a personal copy of EndNote you will first need to download this filter - see panel on left: 'Stirling Library Catalogue filter'
  • The record will be exported from the Catalogue into Endnote. 
  • Check the record and edit as required, for example, you will need to remove unnecessary punctuation that has been copied across from the Library Catalogue.

Export a number of book records

  • In the Library Catalogue (http://discoverlibrary.stir.ac.uk).
  • Select the Books & Journals tab and enter your search.
  • On the catalogue results page, select the Basket icon next to any book records you want to export.

  • Choose the My Basket link at the top right of the Catalogue.
  • You will see the list of records you added to your Basket, make sure the tick box next to each record is selected and choose the Export to Endnote option on the menu bar at the top of the list.
  • A 'Choose Destination' window will open - select EndNote in the window, click OK.
  • Choose your Endnote Library.
  • A 'Choose An Import Filter' window will open.
  • In the Choose An Import Filter window, in the Quick Search box, type stirling and press Enter on your keyboard. This will search for the correct import filter.
  • Select Stirling_Catalog_MARC, then click on the Choose button.
  • The records will be exported from the Catalogue Basket into Endnote. 
  • Check the records and edit as required, for example, you will need to remove unnecessary punctuation that has been copied across from the Library Catalogue.

Ebsco

Use these EbscoHost instructions for: ATLA, British Education Index, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, EconLit, Health Source, Historical Abstracts, IPSA, Philosophers Index, PsycInfo & PsycArticles, SPORTDiscus and Stirgate.

  • Open a new tab and search an EBSCO database (e.g. Historical Abstracts, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, PsycINFO etc.) for articles
  • Click the folder with a plus symbol  to select the references to export
  • Click the Folder tab at the top of the page
  • Select some or all of the references to confirm that you wish to export them.
  • Click Export
  • Click Direct Export in RIS Format (e.g. CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero).
  • Click Save
  • On the pop-up at the bottom of the screen – click Open.
  • In the Choose Destination window select EndNote then OK.
  • The references should appear in the Imported References group. Select and copy them to other groups as required.
  • Check the records and edit them if necessary. 

EBSCO only allows you to add 50 records to the Folder at any one time - so if you have a very large number of records you want to export there is an alternative option. On the results page, select the Share option, then "Email a link to download exported results" - see the detailed guide on Exporting large numbers of records from EBSCO databases.

Google Scholar

For multiple references (you need to have a Google account to use this feature):

  • Login to Google Scholar
  • Click the Star icon  below any references in Google Scholar
  • Select My Library (top right)
  • Click the checkbox at the top of the list to select all references
  • Select the Export icon (looks like an arrow)
  • Select EndNote
  • Select Open to import the references directly into Endnote Desktop

Alternatively, for one reference:

  • Click the Cite icon (looks like a quotation mark)  below any reference in Google Scholar
  • Select EndNote
  • Select Open to import the reference directly into Endnote Desktop

ProQuest

Use these ProQuest instructions for: ASFA, ASSIA, ATLA, Australian & British Education Index, Biological Sciences, British Humanities Index, Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management, ERIC, IBSS and LLBA.

  • Search one of the ProQuest databases (ASFA, British Humanities Index, IPSA etc.) for articles
  • Check the box next to the reference(s) you wish to export
  • Click Save and select RIS (works with EndNote, Citavi etc.)
  • Modify the export options if you wish.
  • Click Continue
  • On the pop-up at the bottom of the screen – click Open.
  • In the Choose Destination window select EndNote then OK.
  • The references should appear in the Imported References group. Select and copy them to other groups as required.
  • Check the records and edit them if necessary.

Resource Lists (reading lists)

  • Open a new tab for the University Portal select Succeed and choose your Resource List
  • From the Resource List select the Export Citations link at the top left hand side of the screen, or if you are looking at individual references select the Export citation link that appears below the resource title.
  • Select EndNote
  • The references should appear in the Imported References group. Select and copy them to other groups as required.
  • Check the records and edit if necessary

Scopus

  • Tick the checkbox next to the reference(s) you wish to export.
  • Click the Export button. This is positioned to the left of the Download button. If records have already been exported, the link may change to the last format used e.g. RIS export.
  • Choose RIS Format EndNote, Reference Manager.
  • Click Export.
  • You should get a popup dialog box at the bottom of the screen in Internet Explorer, click Open and select EndNote (only choose EndNote Online if you don't have access on your computer for EndNote Desktop. The popup is in the bottom left corner in Chrome.
  • The references should appear in the Imported References group. Select and copy them to other groups as required.
  • Check the records and edit them if necessary..

Web of Science for EndNote

  • Search for articles in Web of Science.
  • Check the boxes next to the references you wish to export.
  • If you wish to export only those references selected on a particular screen simply choose EndNote desktop from the drop-down list.

  • To export references selected on more than one screen click Add to Marked List when you have finished selectingfrom each page.
  • Click Marked List (at the top of the page).
  • Change the export criteria if required and select EndNote Desktop from the drop-down list.

  • The references should appear in the Imported References group. Select and copy them to other groups as required.
  • Check the records and edit them if necessary.

Help with EndNote

Check the guides on this EndNote help page. Check the tabs at the top for more information.

If you can't find what you need contact library@stir.ac.uk

Automatic exports to EndNote

Convert a Word Bibliography to EndNote

There is no instant way to convert references created manually in Word.

For small numbers of references search by article title in Scopus or Web of Science etc. Add references to a 'list' or 'folder' within the database and export them all simultaneously to EndNote or RefWorks.

A few reference management systems e.g. WizFolio allow you to paste a list of Word references which are converted to referencing software format and you can export them for use in EndNote or RefWorks. The quality of these references will be variable and you need to check and edit carefully. See instructions below.