Answered By: David Greene
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2016     Views: 14

You can export references from most databases directly into EndNote. The process will vary slightly in each database, but it generally works like this:

  1. Select the references you wish to export.
    • In some databases you can select multiple references using checkboxes along the side of search results; in others, you must open each reference individually and export them one-by-one.
  2. Look for and select an option called "export," "import," or "save."
    • In some databases, you must first click "more" to see this option.
  3. From the list of export options, choose either RIS or EndNote
    • .ris is the file extension that EndNote understands
  4. Clicking this will download a file. Locate the file and open it (it usually appears in your browser's "downloads" folder).
    • On Windows machines, this will automatically import the file into EndNote.
    • On Mac, the first time you open an RIS file you will be prompted to choose EndNote from a list of applications. Your computer will remember to use EndNote for any subsequent records you export.

For database-specific instructions, see the links below:

  • PubMed
  • ProQuest
  • EBSCO
  • Web of Science
  • Scopus
  • ScienceDirect
  • Google Scholar
  • WorldCat