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EndNote

Bibliographic Databases

Import methods vary by database. If you don't see an "export to EndNote" link or button, look for an option to export citations in RIS format. RIS is a standard file format that is recognized by most citation managers. 

Here are a few examples from databases used by Einstein faculty, students, postdocs, and staff.

PubMed

Browse search results and select references to export into your citation manager by checking the little boxes to the left of article titles.

Browse

 After you have made your selections, click the Save button at the top of the page. In the Selection drop-down menu, indicate which results you want to export.

Save

A "Cite" link appears beneath every citation in the summary and abstract displays.

Cite link

When you click on Cite, a small window will pop up, giving you the option to copy a citation formatted according to either AMA, APA, MLA, or NLM style, which you can paste it into a document.

cite

Use the “Download .RIS” to download that reference in .RIS format. RIS is a standard file format that can be opened in EndNote and just about any other citation manager. 

Ovid Medline - direct export

Direct Export from Ovid Medline

  1. Run search and select citations.
  2. At the top of the Results list, click Export:
    • In the Export Citation List window, select EndNote from the Export to dropdown list.
    • Select Fields to Display.
    • Click Export Citations.
    • If prompted, click Open file.
    • Your selected results will be added to your EndNote Library.

    Ovid Export

    Web of Science - direct export

    In Web of Science

    1. Run search as usual and select citations to save
    2. In Output Records
      • Step 1 = Selected Records on page
      • Step 2 = Full Record
      • Step 3 = Save to EndNote desktop

     Web of Science

     

    PsycNET

    In PsycNET

    1. Run search as usual and select citations to save.
    2. Click Export.
    3. Export to: EndNote Desktop.
    4. Click Go.
    5. If prompted, choose Open File and select EndNote.
    6. If you don't get the Open File option, save the file "PsycINFO_Export.ris" to your Desktop.

    If you saved the file:

    1. Open EndNote.
    2. Go to File > Import > File
    3. Impot File = PsycINFO_Export.ris
    4. Import Option = Reference Manager (RIS)
    5. Click Import

     PsycNet

    SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts)

    In SciFinder

    1. Run search as usual and select citations to save
    2. Click Export
    3. Under For Citation Manager, select  Citation export format (*.ris), choose a file name, and click Export.
    4. When your web browser asks you what to do with the file, select Open with ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper.
    5. Selected References should import directly into your EndNote Library.

    Alternate Method

    In SciFinder

    1. Run search as usual and select citations to save
    2. Click Export
    3. Under For Citation Manager, select  Citation export format (*.ris), choose a file name (e.g., references.ris), and click Export.
    4. When your web browser asks you what to do with the file, select Save File.
    5. Save file "seferences.ris" to your Desktop.

    In EndNote

    1. Go to File > Import > File
    2. Impot File = reference.ris
    3. Import Option = Reference Manager (RIS)
    4. Click Import

    Google Scholar

    In Google Scholar

    1. Run search as usual.
    2. Click the Cite link beneath a relevant citation.
    3. Select EndNote from the Cite popup box. 
    4. Save the scholar.enw file.
    5. If prompted, open the scholar.enw file with EndNote.

     

     

    Exporting a reference using Chrome.

    EndNote Google Scholar

    Note: If you are unable to open the scholar.enw file in Chrome, follow steps 1-3 above. 

    In EndNote:

    1. Go to File > Import > File
    2. Import File = scholar.enw
    3. Import Option = EndNote Import
    4. Click Import

    Tips for Mac Users

    If EndNote prompts you to select an application every time you use any of the export options described above, follow these steps to streamline the process:

    1. Locate the database output file (e.g. citations.nbib, ovidweb.cgi. savedrecs.ciw, records.ris, scholar.enw). It will most likely be in your Downloads folder.
    2. Right-click the file and select Get Info
      1. Select Open With
      2. Other
      3. EndNote 9
      4. Always open with
      5. Click Change All