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Guidance on using EndNote software at the University of Adelaide

Importing references from databases

Bibliographic records from most journal databases are easily imported into your EndNote library. You can search the databases and select references to be transferred into your EndNote library.

Most databases have a direct export function to EndNote or you will be able to use an import filter to import a text file.

The export procedure will vary depending on the database you are using, the database provider, e.g. EBSCO, and the browser you are using e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome (Safari is NOT recommended for use with EndNote). Direct export generally involves the following steps:

  • Searching the database;
  • Identifying and selecting records to export;
  • Following the steps in the database's direct export option.

Step by step Instructions for some of the Library's popular databases are provided in the document links below: