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Direct Export from databases

General information about Direct Export from databases

Most databases have a Direct Export function that will export a reference from a database into your EndNote library. The steps and terminology may differ slightly from database to database and depending on what internet browser you use. Here is a general outline of the basic steps required by most databases:

  1. Select the references you want to export using either : tick boxes, Add to Folder or Mark Records option.
  2. Look for a way to export your selected references: Export, Export to reference manager, Direct Export, Output or sometimes even Save Citation.
  3. You may need to choose an output method for EndNote eg RIS format.
  4. Then Save, Export, Download or Open.
  5. EndNote will open (you may need to select your library) and the references will appear in the temporary window.

 Mac users: The exported references will appear in the Downloads folder. Drag and drop the file into the EndNote icon on the dock

For further information about Direct Export from various databases using different browsers refer to page 28 onwards of the Little EndNote How-to Book

Specific database instructions

  • Tick the references you want to export to EndNote
  • Click on the down arrow at Send to
  • Choose Citation manager
  • Click Create File
  • The way you open the file will depend on the browser you use. When you open it, your reference will be imported and appear in the Imported References list.

Notes:

  • Direct export from PubMed will not work if you use IE8 and Windows XP - you need Windows 7 OR Google Chrome.
  • With Macs and Firefox you might be prompted to Open or Save the file - choose Open > Browse.
  • Highlight the EndNote icon > OK > OK .
  • EndNote may open the Choose an Import Filter box.
  • Scroll down and highlight PubMed (NLM) > Choose.
  • The references will appear in the EndNote temporary window.

 Mac users: The exported references will appear in the Downloads folder. Drag and drop & the file into the EndNote icon on the dock.
 

 Mac users: The exported references will appear in the Downloads folder. Drag and drop the file into the EndNote icon on the dock.
 

 Mac users: The exported references will appear in the Downloads folder. Drag and drop the file into the EndNote icon on the dock.
 

It is possible to directly export references from Google Scholar one reference at a time.

There are 2 ways of doing this:

1. Change your Google Scholar settings

  • Click on then 
  • Scroll down to Bibliography manager.
  • Select Show links to import citations into EndNote (default BibTeX - use arrows to find EndNote).
  • Click Save. EndNote links will now appear with the search results. Click on this link to export the citation.
  • To retain settings, you must turn on cookies.

2. Use the Cite () links.

  • Search Google Scholar
  • Click on Cite () under the reference you want to export.
  • A Cite box will open.
  • Click EndNote.

 Mac users: The exported references will appear in the Downloads folder. Drag and drop the file into the EndNote icon on the dock.

NB: Direct Export from Google Scholar is limited to the citation only - no abstract or URL / DOI links. You can try clicking on the Library Search@Murdoch link or search the article title in a database or online journal to see if that export function includes the abstract.

Updating your filters

EndNote uses filters to pull records from databases into EndNote. If you experience problems with transferring records from databases you need to update these filters.

  • Go to EndNote Import Filters and search for the required filter.
  • Click on the Download link.
  • The way you open the file will depend on the browser you use. When you open it, you will see a screen like this in EndNote.
  • Go to > File > 'Save As' > remove the word 'copy' > Save.
  • The new filter will then overwrite the outdated file in EndNote.
  • Close the filter file by clicking the small cross OR go to File > Close File.
  • If you are installing the new files on a home PC or Mac, you can copy them directly into the appropriate EndNote program folder (for filters)

 MAC users - Select your required filter, control-click and choose Save Linked File to "Downloads". The filter will now appear in your "Downloads" drag the filter file into your Filters folder. Located HD\Applications\ EndNote\Filters

Tips

If you have a MacIntosh computer use Firefox (free download) to export or import references to EndNote.

Safari, the default Mac browser, requires extensive setting up to work seamlessly with EndNote. Google Chrome may also require some adjustments.