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EndNote Web: Exporting Citations

Online guide for the web version of EndNote, sometimes called EndNote Web or EndNote Basic.

EBSCO Databases

EBSCO Databases such as Academic Search Premier, PsycINFO, ERIC, RILM, Historical Abstracts

1. Search the database and locate the citation(s) you want to send to EndNote Web.
2. For a single citation, click on the title of the citation to open the full record.  For multiple citations, you may place them in a temporary folder by clicking on the envelope icon located to the right of each citation title.  One way to access the folder when you are done is by clicking on the Folder option at the top of the page.
3. For a single citation, click on the Export option on the right-hand side of the screen.  For multiple citations in a folder, first select the citation(s) you wish to export and then click on the Export option on the right-hand side of the screen.
4. Choose the Direct Export to EndNote Web option and then click on the Save button.
5. The EndNote Web login screen will appear.
6. Login to your EndNote Web account.
7. Your citations are automatically placed in the [Unfiled] group.  To access this group, please click on My References in the navigation bar near the top of the page.  [Unfiled] will be found under the My References section on the left-hand side of the page.
8. To place your unfiled references in the correct group, click the box to the left of an author's name and then click on the Add to group... drop-down menu.

 

Alternative Export Method for EBSCO Databases

(Please note that if you are only using EndNote Web on your computer, you first will need to install the EndNote Cite While You Write plug-in on your computer's hard drive to facilitate the export process outlined below.)

1. Search the database and locate the citation(s) you want to send to EndNote Web.
2. For a single citation, click on the title of the citation to open the full record.  For multiple citations, you may place them in a temporary folder by clicking on the envelope icon located to the right of each citation title.  One way to access the folder when you are done is by clicking on the Folder option at the top of the page.
3. For a single citation, click on the Export option on the right-hand side of the screen.  For multiple citations in a folder, first select the citation(s) you wish to export and then click on the Export option on the right-hand side of the screen.
4. Choose the Direct Export in RIS Format (e.g. CITAVI,, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero) option and then click on the Save button.
5. Open the file that appears at the bottom of the screen or in a pop-up box.
6. You will be prompted to provide your EndNote Web login e-mail address and password.
7. After the export process has been completed successfully, you will receive a confirmation message.
8. When you login to your EndNote Web account, your citations will be found in the [Unfiled] group.  To access this group, please click on My References in the navigation bar near the top of the page.  [Unfiled] will be found under the My References section on the left-hand side of the page.
9. To place your unfiled references in the correct group, click the box to the left of an author's name and then click on the Add to group... drop-down menu.

ProQuest Databases

ProQuest Databases such as Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts

(Please note that if you are only using EndNote Web on your computer, you first will need to install the EndNote Cite While You Write plug-in on your computer's hard drive to facilitate the export process outlined below.)


1. Search the database and locate the citation(s) you want to send to EndNote Web.
2. Mark your citation(s) by checking the box to the left of a citation's title.
3. Click on the Save option at the top of the list of results.
4. Click on the RIS (works with EndNote, Citavi, etc.) option from the drop-down list.  (If prompted to do so, verify what you want to export and click on the Continue button).
5. Open the file that appears at the bottom of the screen or in a pop-up box.  (Please check that pop-ups are enabled and repeat from step 3 above if needed.)
6. You will be prompted to provide your EndNote Web login e-mail address and password.
7. After the export process has been completed successfully, you will receive a confirmation message.
8. When you login to your EndNote Web account, your citations will be found in the [Unfiled] group.  To access this group, please click on My References in the navigation bar near the top of the page.  [Unfiled] will be found under the My References section on the left-hand side of the page.
9. To place your unfiled references in the correct group, click the box to the left of an author's name and then click on the Add to group... drop-down menu.

 

Alternative Export Method for ProQuest Databases

(Please note that this alternative export method for ProQuest databases does not require installation of the EndNote Cite While You Write plug-in on your computer's hard drive.)

1. Search the database and locate the citation(s) you want to send to EndNote Web.
2. Mark your citation(s) by checking the box to the left of a citation's title.
3. Click on the Save option at the top of the list of results.
4. Click on the RIS (works with EndNote, Citavi, etc.) option from the drop-down list.  (If prompted to do so, verify what you want to export and click on the Continue button).
5. Open the folder containing the downloaded file and save the downloaded file to the computer desktop.
6. Login to your EndNote Web account.
7. Click on the Collect in the navigation bar near the top of the page and then click on the Import References option.  You will be asked to complete three steps.
8. First, select the downloaded file from the computer desktop.
9. Second, select ProQuest as the import option.
10. Third, select an existing group in your EndNote Web account in which to store the citation(s), or you may create a new group.
11. Upon successful completion of these steps, you will receive a confirmation message.
12. To access the group containing your citation(s), please click on My References in the navigation bar near the top of the page.  The group will be found under the My References section on the left-hand side of the page.

Other Databases

For additional information on exporting citations (including citations from databases that do not offer direct export), please consult the help page in EndNote Web.

To access the help page in EndNote Web, please login to your EndNote Web account, click on the circular icon of a person in the upper-right-hand corner, and then click on the Help link.

Once on the help page, please locate the Collect References section for links to additional information, including the following related topics:

  • Importing References
  • Import Formats
  • Import Filter Favorites