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Transferring Citations from Databases to EndNote

Introduction


This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to transfer citations from the most commonly-used research databases at Saint Anselm College to your EndNote library. These instructions apply to the latest PC version of EndNote; the procedures for the Mac version are similar, but may vary slightly. If you need help with a database not listed below, please contact Jeff Waller, the Head of Reference at Geisel Library.

Be sure to have an EndNote library open when you attempt to transfer a citation. For many databases, this will allow the citations to be directly exported into your library. In other cases, you will first need to save the citations to a text file, and then import them into EndNote. Citation information does not always transfer correctly (for example, name suffixes like "Jr." and foreign language characters), so you may need to clean up the citations in EndNote before generating bibliographies.

 


Geisel Library Catalog


  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the title of the desired book or other item
  3. Click the "Export to EndNote" link in the box at right
  4. A pop-up window will appear. Click Open
  5. The citation will automatically export into your EndNote library

 

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EBSCO databases

(including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, MLA International Bibliography, PsycINFO, and SocINDEX)

  1. Run your search
  2. In the results list, click the "Add to folder" link beneath articles or other items that you want to add to your EndNote library
  3. When finished, click the Folder icon in the bar at top
  4. Checkmark the "Select/deselect all" checkbox at the top of the list
  5. Click the Export icon (a document with a green arrow pointing rightward)
  6. Choose "Direct Export to EndNote" and press the Save button
  7. The citations will automatically export into your EndNote library

Screenshot of EBSCO Database

 

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JSTOR


  1. Run your search
  2. In the results list, tick the checkboxes next to items of interest
  3. Click the "Export Citation" link, above the results list
  4. Under Select a Format, click the "RIS file" link
  5. A pop-up window will appear. Click Open
  6. The citations will automatically export into your EndNote library

 

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Literature Resource Center


  1. Run your search
  2. In the results list, tick the checkboxes next to items of interest
  3. When finished, click the "Marked Items" link at upper left
  4. Click the "Citation Tools" link in the box at left
  5. Next to "Export to third party software", choose EndNote, and press the Export button
  6. The citations will automatically export into your EndNote library

 

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Project Muse


  1. Run your search
  2. In the results list, tick the checkboxes next to items of interest
  3. When finished, press the "Save Marked Results" button above the results list
  4. Click the View Saved Results link at the upper right
  5. For "Export marked results to:", choose EndNote and press the Export button
  6. The citations will automatically export into your EndNote library

 

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ProQuest databases

(including ABI-INFORM, ProQuest Central, and ProQuest Newsstand)

  1. Run your search
  2. In the results list, tick the checkboxes next to items of interest
  3. When finished, click the "Export" link immediately above the list of results
  4. In the pull-down box, choose Export to "ProCite, EndNote, or Reference Manager" and press the Continue button
  5. A pop-up window will appear. When prompted for what program should open the file, find and choose EndNote in the list of programs, and click OK
  6. The citations will automatically export into your EndNote library

 

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SciFinder Scholar


  1. Run your search
  2. In the results list, tick the checkboxes next to items of interest
  3. Click on the Export link, near the top right of the results list
  4. A pop-up window will appear. Choose to export the "Selected" records, and give the file a filename. Choose the file format labeled "Citation export format (*.ris)"
  5. Press the Export button.  Another pop-up window will appear. Click Open
  6. The citations will automatically export into your EndNote library

 

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WorldCat


  1. Run your search
  2. In the results list, tick the checkboxes next to items of interest
  3. When finished, click the black Export button above the search results
  4. Next to "Export:", choose "Marked records from this search"; select EndNote, and press the Export button
  5. A pop-up window will appear. Click Open
  6. You will be prompted by EndNote to choose an Import Filter. Select "WorldCat (OCLC)" and press the Choose button
  7. The citations will appear in your EndNote library

Screenshot of EBSCO Database

 

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