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EndNote and EndNote Web: Exporting References From EBSCO Databases

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Exporting References from EBSCO

Mac Users: When working with EndNote on a Mac, you must use Mozilla Firefox as your browser to enable Direct Export (automatic downloads) of references from electronic databases (PubMed, Web of Science, etc.) to your EndNote library.

1.Conduct a search in any EBSCOhost Database

2.Click on the title of the record that you wish to export to your EndNote library

3.If you want to import more than one reference, click Add to folder below each result you want to save.  When you do this a box with the title 'Folder has items' will appear in the right column.  To view items in your folder, click on the Folder view link in the folder box.  In Folder view you can select the citations that you would like to export to EndNote.


4.  Once you have chosen your references, click on the Export link, which will be in the column on the right of your screen, whether you are viewing an individual record or your folder.

5.Select the Direct Export in RIS Format radio button.

6.Click the Save button to begin the direct export.

Direct Export in RIS Format











7. A dialog box will appear prompting you to either "Open" or "Save" the file that you are creating.

8.Choose the Open with radio button and select EndNote X7 from the drop-down menu. If you do not see EndNote on the drop down shortlist, select Other and choose EndNote from the options provided.  Then, click OK.