References can be added to EndNote by exporting (or importing) references from databases:

  • Direct Export - exporting directly from a database into EndNote
  • Using a filter - saving the reference as a text file and importing into Endnote

Direct Export

Most databases provide direct export to EndNote. The database will format the references in one of several standard formats. 

  1. Select the references you would like to export
  2. Choose Export, Download or a similar option
  3. Select Export format: Endnote or RIS if required
  4. Export All Available Information
  5. Click OK
  6. Select Open with EndNote or Open with ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper
  7. Check that the references have been imported into your library.

If the export goes to your downloads folder - open the files with Endnote to import them into your library.

Export settings for different databases

Check the database help page for information about how to save and download references.

Direct export from Google Scholar

Google Scholar can direct export individual citations.

  1. Choose Settings on the Google Scholar search screen.
  2. Select Show Link to Import citations into EndNote under the Bibliography Manager heading
  3. Click Save

Thereafter click Import into EndNote in your Google Scholar search results.

Always check for errors in the citation fields which have been exported into EndNote.

Using a filter

Some databases do not offer direct export and a filter is required. 

After exporting a file from the database, in EndNote:

  1. Select File and then click Import
  2. Browse to the downloaded file
  3. Select the filter from the Import Options box
  4. Click Import

EndNote comes with many filters, and additional filters can be downloaded from the EndNote website.

Factiva to EndNote

The database Factiva requires a filter to import records into EndNote.  To download records:

Export from Factiva

  1. Use Internet Explorer only for downloading from this database
  2. Change View As to Headline, Lead Paragraph and Indexing (from a drop down menu on right of screen)
  3. Select the references you want to download
  4. Then click on the Save button (disk icon). This will format the records for saving. Select Article Format
  5. When the formatted references are displayed, use your browser's "Save As" function to save the references as a Text File (*.txt)
  6. Download and open and save the UQ Factiva Filter in EndNote

Import into EndNote

  1. Click File > Import > File in EndNote to import the .txt file
  2. Use the UQ Factiva Filter.
  3. You will need to check for errors in the citation fields which have been exported into EndNote.