Answered By: David Greene Last Updated: Sep 12, 2016 Views: 16
You can export references from most databases directly into EndNote. The process will vary slightly in each database, but it generally works like this:
- 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.
- Look for and select an option called "export," "import," or "save."
- In some databases, you must first click "more" to see this option.
- From the list of export options, choose either RIS or EndNote
- .ris is the file extension that EndNote understands
- 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:
- Web of Science
- Google Scholar