Importing references from databases to EndNote

You can import references directly from database search results to your EndNote library. The way to do this varies slightly from database to database. Here is an overview of how to retrieve references from the different databases and services we have access to.

Retrieve references from Academic Search Elite, CINAHL, ERIC, Teacher Reference Center

  • Go to the database and search.
  • On the Search Results page, click on “Share” to open a drop-down menu and select “Add to folder” to add the references you want to export.
  • Click on “Go to: Folder view” from the right-hand menu.
  • Select the references you want to import to EndNote and click on “Export” on the right-hand menu.
  • Under “Save citations to a file formatted for” select "Direct Export in RIS format" (or "Direct export to EndNote web" if you use EndNote online).
  • Click “Save” on the left side of the page.
  • Depending on how your web browser is set up, a dialogue box may pop up asking what you want to do with the file. Select Open.
  • The references will be imported to EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.

Retrieve references from Google Scholar

  • To set Google Scholar to be able to export to EndNote: Click on the “=” symbol in the top left corner to open the menu.
  • Click on “Settings”.
  • Under “Bibliography manager” select “Show links to import citations into” and choose EndNote from the dropdown menu, then click the blue “Save” button below.
  • Search for a reference you want to import.
  • Click on “Import to EndNote” under the reference you want.
  • In the popup window that comes up, click Open.
  • The references will be imported into EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.

Retrieve references from Idunn

  • Go to Idunn.
  • Search for and then open the article you want to register in EndNote.
  • Click “Lagre” to save and then select "Lagre referanse (RIS)".
  • Depending on how your web browser is set up, the reference will either transfer directly, or a dialogue box may pop up asking what you want to do with the file. Select Open.
  • The reference will be imported into EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.

Retrieve references from JSTOR

  • Go to JSTOR and search.
  • Select the reference(s) you want to import to EndNote.
  • If there is just 1 article you can click on "Cite this Item," or for more than 1 click Export Selected Citations from the top right menu.
  • Choose "Export a RIS file" from the menu that comes up.
  • Depending on how your web browser is set up, the reference will either transfer directly, or a dialogue box may pop up asking what you want to do with the file. Select Open.
  • The references will be imported into EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.

Retrieve references from Norart

  • Go to Norart and search.
  • Select the references you want to import to EndNote.
  • At the bottom of the page (Eksporter avmerkede poster i format:) change the format in the dropdown menu to “Ris Import Format”.
  • Click on "Eksporter".
  • Click on the file to open it.
  • The references will be imported into EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.

Retrieve references from Oria

  • Go to Oria and search.
  • Click on the “…” icon on the top right of the record you want to import in the results list.
  • Select “EndNote desktop,” or “EndNote” if you’re using EndNote Online.
  • A dialogue box will pop up saying Encoding (chose UTF-8). Click on “Download”.
  • Depending on how your web browser is set up, the reference will either transfer directly, or a dialogue box may pop up asking what you want to do with the file. Select Open.
  • The references will be imported into EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.

 

Retrieve references from OVID databases (AMED, Embase, Medline, Psychinfo)

  • Open Medline or another Ovid database and search.
  • Select the references you want to import to EndNote.
  • Click on Export at the bottom of the screen on the right.
  • A menu will pop up. For Format choose EndNote from the dropdown menu.
  • For Fields choose "Complete reference".
  • Under “Include” you can select the extra fields you want to include like URL.
  • Click on Export.
  • If a dialogue box pops up, select "EndNote" to open the file.
  • The references will be imported into EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.

Retrieve references from PubMed

  • Open PubMed and search.
  • Select the references you want to import to EndNote.
  • At the top of the results page under “Send to”, "Choose Destination” select "Citation Manager" and then "Create File".
  • Depending on how your web browser is set up, the reference will either transfer directly, or a dialogue box may pop up asking what you want to do with the file. Select Open.
  • The references will be imported into EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.

Retrieve references from Sage Premier

  • Search for sources and select the references you want from the results list.
  • Click “Download selected citations” at the top of the search results list.
  • In the new tab that opens, select the format EndNote from the dropdown list.
  • Click Download Citation.
  • Depending on how your web browser is set up, the reference will either transfer directly, or a dialogue box may pop up asking what you want to do with the file. Select Open.
  • The references will be imported into EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.

Retrieve references from Taylor & Francis Online

  • Search for sources in the database.
  • Open the reference you want to import to EndNote.
  • Click “Download citation” under the title.
  • Under Choose format select RIS (ProCite, Reference Manager)
  • Click “Download citations”.
  • Depending on how your web browser is set up, the reference will either transfer directly, or a dialogue box may pop up asking what you want to do with the file. Select Open.
  • The references will be imported into EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.

Retrieve references from Web of Science

  • Open Web of Science and search.
  • Select the references you want to import to EndNote.
  • From the dropdown menu at the top of your search results, select "Save to EndNote desktop" or "Save to EndNote online" depending on which version of EndNote you’re using.
  • A Send to EndNote window will pop up. Click Send.
  • Depending on how your web browser is set up, the reference will either transfer directly, or a dialogue box may pop up asking what you want to do with the file. Select Open.
  • The references will be imported into EndNote.
  • It’s good practice to always check that the references have been properly transferred to the EndNote library and that the information has been saved in the correct fields.