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EndNote: Exporting from specific databases

Information and guidance on using Desktop EndNote and EndNote online to manage bibliographic references.

This page gives information about the methods needed to export references from each of our databases into a Desktop EndNote library. Most will use the Direct Export method but sometimes the steps for doing this are not obvious, so we have added detail where necessary. The box on the right below outlines the methods for adding references to EndNote.

Instructions for specific databases

Database name Export info
AACC International Approved Methods of Analysis Not supported
ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)

Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.

Academic Video Online Direct Export - when viewing the full details of an item, select 'Cite' and then 'Export list'. You can also mark multiple items for export using the 'Select item' option.
ACLS Humanities E-book Not supported
ACM Digital Library Direct Export
ACS Journals & Magazines Direct Export
agCensus Not supported
AgEcon Search

Download and import following these steps:

  1. Run your search and then select 'Options' at the top right of the screen.
  2. Change the Format to 'RIS' (note that the EndNote options don't appear to work)
  3. This will change the display into a format EndNote can understand.
  4. Open Notepad and copy the reformatted results into Notepad.
  5. Save the file as a .txt file.
  6. Import into EndNote using the Reference Manager RIS filter.
AIS Electronic Library Not supported
Amadeus Not supported
American National Biography Not supported
L'Annee Philologique Direct Export - select the '.ris - Research Information Systems Format'
Archives Unbound Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' option and then 'Download RIS'
ArticleFirst Direct Export
Arts and Humanities Citation Index Direct Export
ASHRAE Not supported
BankFocus Not supported
BAR Digital Collection Not supported
BCIS Online Not supported
BCIS Running Costs Online Not supported
Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) Direct Export - select the '.ris - Research Information Systems Format'
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) / Repertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA)

Direct Export by following these steps:

  1. Select the items you want to export by clicking on the reference number.
  2. The number of selected records will be displayed at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on the three dots to the left of this message and select the RIS option and click 'Download'.
  4. Click on the downloaded file to import (you might need to open EndNote before doing this final step).
Bioline International Not supported
Biomed Central Direct Export
BIOSIS Previews Direct Export
Book Citation Index Direct Export
Book History Online (Brill Online)

Direct Export - follow these steps:

  1. Register and login.
  2. Select the references you want to save by clicking star icon to the left of the article reference. This saves them to a temporary folder.
  3. Click on Starred items on the right side of the screen.
  4. Click on Export citations.
  5. Click on Export to Endnote RIS. A file is saved.
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) Not supported
Brill's New Pauly (Brill Online) Direct Export - register for a personal account and then use the Export Citation link.
Britannica Academic Not supported
Britannica ImageQuest Not supported
British Academy Scholarship Online Direct Export
British Cartoon Index Not supported
British Education Index (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
British History Online Not supported
British Library Newspapers Direct Export - once viewing the full item, click on the 'Cite' option at the top of the screen. Select 'Download RIS'.
British Library Sounds Not supported
British Literary Manuscripts Online Direct Export - select the citation you want to export and click 'Citation Tools' and select 'EndNote'.
British Periodicals (ProQuest)

Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.

British Pharmacopoeia Not supported
British Philosophy: 1600-1900 Direct Export
British Standards Online Not supported
BUFVC Search Not supported
Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
Database name Export info
CAB Abstracts Direct Export
Cambridge Companions Direct Export
Cambridge Core Direct Export
Cambridge Histories Online Direct Export
Census Datasets Not supported
CentAUR Direct Export
Chicago Manual of Style Online Not supported
Child Development & Adolescent Studies (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
Churchill Archive

Direct Export - click on the 'Citations' button at the top right of the screen. Click 'Export citation'.

Note that due to the nature of the documents included in this resource only limited information is downloaded and you may need to edit it.

CIS (Construction Information Service) Not supported
The Cochrane Library Direct Export
Conference Proceedings Citation Index Direct Export
Credo Reference Not supported
Current Chemical Reactions Direct Export
Current Contents Connect Direct Export
D&B Hoovers Not supported
Daily Mail (Gale)

Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' option at the top of the screen, then select 'Download RIS'
Data Citation Index Direct Export
Derwent Innovations Index Direct Export
DETAIL Inspiration Not supported
Digimap Not supported
Digital National Security Archive (ProQuest)

Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.

Drama Online Not supported

 

Database name Export information
Early European Books (ProQuest) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
Ebook Central Direct Export - go to the book details page and select 'Cite Book' from the left-hand menu. Click on the 'EndNote/Citavi' button.
EBSCOhost eBook Collection Direct Export
ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) Direct Export
EconLit (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
The Economist Not supported
The Economist (Gale)

Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.

The Economist Historical Archive (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Education Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
Educational Administration Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
EEBO (Early English Books Online) (ProQuest) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
Electronic Enlightenment Direct Export - click on the pencil 'Cite this person' icon on the left of the screen and select 'Export'.
Emerald Direct Export - select the relevant references and click 'download RIS' at the top of the list.
Emerging Sources Citation Index Direct Export
Enterprise Use the Online Search within EndNote after downloading the U-Reading connection file (see the 'Adding references to Desktop EndNote' box for more information.
ERIC (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
ESTC (English Short Title Catalogue) Not supported
EThOS Not supported
European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
Fame Not supported
FAOSTAT Not supported
Financial Times (ProQuest) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
Financial Time Historical Archive (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974-1996 Direct Export
FSTA (Food Science and Technology Abstracts) Direct Export

 

Database name Export information
Gale eBooks Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Gale General OneFile Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Gale Literature Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Gale NewsVault Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Gale OneFile: News Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Gale Primary Sources Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Google Scholar

Direct Export

To download one reference at a time to EndNote:

  1. Click on the three lines at the top left of the screen.
  2. Click on 'Settings'
  3. in the 'Bibliography Manager' section select EndNote.
  4. Save your settings.
  5. When viewing search results you should now see an 'Import into EndNote' link under each one, click on this to import into EndNote. 

To download multiple references:

  1. Sign in with a Google account.
  2. Click on the star 'Save' icon next to references you want to download.
  3. You can just to save them into your Google library or create a specific list for them.
  4. When you have finished click on 'My library' in the top right corner. If you have a specific list select that first from the right-hand menu.
  5. At the top of the list select 'Export all' and 'EndNote'.
GreenFile (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
The Guardian and The Observer (LexisLibrary) Not supported
The Guardian and The Observer (ProQuest) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
Hansard 1803-2005 Not supported
HeinOnline Direct export 
Historical Association Not supported
Historical Texts Direct export
Hoover's Company Profiles Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.

 

Database name Export information
IBSS (ProQuest) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
IBISWorld Not supported
ICE Virtual Library Direct Export - select 'Cite This' and 'EndNote'. Click on 'Download article citation data'.
IEEE Xplore Direct Export
IMB (International Medieval Bibliography) Direct Export - select the '.ris - Research Information Systems Format'
The Independent (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
The Independent Historical Archive Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Independent Voices Not supported
Index Chemicus

Direct Export

Ingirdnet.com Not supported
International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, 1887-2013 Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
International Historical Statistics Online Not supported
IOPscience Direct Export - click on the 'RIS' button underneath the abstract (it is not possible to select multiple references to download)
isurv Not supported
Iter Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance Not supported
Kanopy Not supported
Database name Export information
LexisLibrary Not supported
Library Hub Discover (Jisc) Direct Export
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
LLBA (Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts) (Proquest) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
Loeb Classical Library Not supported
London Broadcasting Company/Independant Radio Audio Archive Download and import using the 'BibTex' import option.
Manchesterhive Direct Export
Mass Observation Online Direct Export (although only brief information is exported)
MathSciNet

Download and import by following these steps:

  1. Click on the 'Clipboard' link underneath the record you wish to save
  2. Repeat for all records you are interested in
  3. Click on the 'Clipboard' tab in the top right-hand corner of the page to see your list
  4. In the 'Select format' picklist select 'Citations (EndNote)'
  5. Click on the 'SaveClip' link. Save it as a text file [.txt] using the 'Save As' option from the File menu on your browser. Check you are NOT saving it as html. If the 'Save As' option is not available, copy the text into NotePad and save as a .txt file.
  6. Import into EndNote using the 'EndNote Import' option.
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Not supported
MedicinesComplete Not supported
Medline (Web ofScience) Direct Export
Migration to New Worlds Direct Export
Mintel Reports Not supported
MLA (Modern Language Association International Bibliography) (EBSCOhost)

Direct Export - following these steps:

  1. Select the references you want to save by clicking on the folder icon to the right of reference in the results screen. This saves them into a temporary folder.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Go to: Folder View' on the right-hand-side of the results.
  3. When viewing the folder click on 'Export' on the right-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Select 'Direct export in RIS Format',
  5. Click on Save.
Database name Export information
Nineteenth Century Books from the British Library Collection  Direct export
Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
OECD Statistics

Not supported

OED (Oxford English Dictionary) Direct Export
Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC Inernational Not supported
OGEL - Global Energy Law & Regulation Portal Not supported
Orlando Women's Writing in the British Isles Not supported
Osiris Not supported
Oxford Art Online

Direct export

Only possible to export one record at a time. Click on the 'Cite' button which looks like a pencil and select 'EndNote'. The reference details will need checking.

Oxford Bibliographies

Direct export. Only possible to export one record at a time.

Oxford Dictionaries Although there is an export option for EndNote it downloads as text file and only gives minimal information.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Direct export

Only possible to export one record at a time. Click on the 'Cite' button which looks like a pencil and select 'EndNote'. The reference details will need checking.

Oxford Handbooks Online

Direct Export

Only possible to export one record at a time. Click on the 'Cite' button and select '.enw (EndNote)'. The reference details may need checking.

Oxford Music Online

Direct export

Only possible to export one record at a time. Click on the 'Cite' button which looks like a pencil and select 'EndNote'. The reference details will need checking.

Oxford Reference

Direct export

Only possible to export one record at a time. Click on the 'Cite' button which looks like a pencil and select 'EndNote'. The reference details will need checking.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Direct export

Only possible to export one record at a time. Click on the 'Cite' button which looks like a pencil and select 'EndNote'. The reference details will need checking.

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law Not supported
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Direct export

Only possible to export one record at a time. Click on the 'Cite' button which looks like a pencil and select 'EndNote'. The reference details will need checking.

Oxford Scholarship Online

Direct Export

Only possible to export one record at a time. Click on the 'Cite' button and select '.enw (EndNote)'. The reference details may need checking.

Database name Export information
Parliament Rolls of Medieval England Not supported
Passport Not supported
Perdita Manuscripts

Not supported

Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) (ProQuest) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
PhilPapers Direct Export
Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) Direct Export
Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Political Extremist and Racism Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Project MUSE

Direct Export following these instructions:

  1. Click on 'Save' for the article you are interested in.
  2. Click on 'MyMuse Library'
  3. Click on 'Cite Library Items' on left side of the page
  4. Select the checkboxes for the articles you want to download to EndNote
  5. Click on 'Export to EndNote'
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
ProQuest News & Newspapers Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
PsycARTICLES Direct Export
PsycINFO Direct Export
PTSDpubs (ProQuest) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
Publications of the Hague Academy of International Law (BrillOnline)

Direct Export - register for a personal account and then use the Export Citation link.

PubMed Direct Export - select 'Send To' and 'Citation Manager'.
Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992 (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Database name Export information
Radius Data Exchange Not supported
reaxys

Direct Export

To use the Export option you must login with a personal account, the institutional login option doesn't work. Once logged in, select the references you would like to download and click on the 'Export' option above the results. Choose the format 'Literature Management Systems'. There is a limit of 25 exports a day.

Routledge Handbooks Online

Direct Export

For single items click 'Cite' and 'Download Citation.

For multiple citations register for a personal account and use the 'Add to Shortlist' button to mark items. When viewing your shortlist select 'Download Citations'.

Routledge Historical Sources: History of Feminism Not supported.
RSC Direct Export
Sage Business Cases Direct Export
Sage Journals Direct Export
Science Citation Index Direct Export
SciFinder

Direct Export - after selecting relevant references click on the 'Download Results' button and select 'Citation (.ris)' from the File Type menu.

SciVal Not supported
Scopus Direct Export - select the 'RIS Format'
Screen Studies Collection (ProQuest) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Collection (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Shakespeare Survey Direct Export
Sketch Engine Not supported
Social Sciences Citation Index Direct Export
Specify-it Not supported
SpringerLink Direct Export - one reference at time. Check details carefully as some fields may be missing or incomplete.
Springer Protocols Direct Export - one reference at time. Check details carefully as some fields may be missing or incomplete.
Statista Not supported
Database name Export information
Taylor & Francis E-books Direct Export
Taylor & Francis Online Direct Export
TDM - Transnational Dispute Management

Not supported

The Telegraph Historical Archive (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
The Times & The Sunday Times (LexisLibrary) Not supported
The Times & Sunday Times Digital Archives (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive (Gale) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button at the top of the screen and select 'Download RIS'.
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) Not supported
Translated Texts for Historians E-Library Not supported
TRILT

Download and import following these steps:

  1. Add the records you want to export to the marked list then click on 'All Marked Records'
  2. Save the marked records as BibTeX, this will download a '.bib' file
  3. Import this file into Desktop EndNote using the 'BibTeX' import option. Note: this will only import the title and year of transmission.
Trismegistos Not supported
TVTiP: TV Times Project 1955-1985

Download and import following these steps:

  1. Add the records you want to export to the marked list then click on 'All Marked Records'
  2. Save the marked records as BibTeX, this will download a '.bib' file
  3. Import this file into Desktop EndNote using the 'BibTeX' import option. Note: this will only import the title and year of transmission.
UK Data Service Not supported
U.K. Parliamentary Papers Not supported
Visible Body Not supported
vLexJustis Not supported
Database name Export information
The Washington Post (ProQuest) Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.
Web of Science Direct Export
Web of Science Core Collection

Direct Export

Westlaw UK Direct Export (only UK/EU journal data)
Who's Who & Who Was Who Not supported
Wiley Digital Archives BAAS Collection Direct Export - click 'Citation Tools' and 'Export to EndNote'. Note that due to the nature of the documents in this resource only limited information is downloaded and you may need to edit it.
Wiley Online Library Direct Export
Wittgenstein: complete correspondence Not supported
WorldCat Direct Export
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest)

Direct Export - click on the 'Cite' button after selecting the references and click 'EndNote'.

Zephyr Not supported
Zoological Record Direct Export

Adding references to Desktop EndNote

Direct export is the easiest way to get references from a database into your EndNote library.

  • Just search your favourite database and mark any relevant references.
  • Choose the EndNote export option when saving your references.
  • EndNote will be automatically opened, or a file of references downloaded in your browser which you just need to click on.
  • The reference details will be added to your library.

Most databases offer an option to export to EndNote, or an 'RIS' format export option. Note: this will not download the full-text.

See our getting started guide for instructions on using direct export:

For information about exporting from a specific database, take a look at our page:

If a database does not provide a direct export feature it is usually possible to save the references in a suitable format that can be imported into EndNote. 

  1. Search your database and mark any relevant items (usually a checkbox).
  2. Once you have marked the items look for an 'Export' option. In many cases you can select the 'EndNote' or 'RIS' export option and save the file. 
  3. Open EndNote and import the references using the correct import option (also known as a filter) for the database you have used.

The import option will map the information in each downloaded reference to the corresponding fields in EndNote. Because the information in each database is organised in different ways, there is a different import option for each database. EndNote comes with a range of import options, others are available to download for Desktop EndNote from the EndNote Import Filters download site (see below).

Once your references are imported, open a couple to make sure the fields have been filled in correctly.

See the following guide for step-by-step instructions:

To find out which import option to use for your database:

Getting additional filters for importing references

If the filter you need is not included in the list provided with EndNote, check whether it is available to download using the link below.

  1. Search for the name of the database. There may be several different versions available for different hosts - make sure you select the correct one for the site you are using.
  2. Click Download
  3. Choose the Save option and save the file.

Saving your additional filters

If you download a filter you must save it into a location where EndNote can find it. There are three options depending on the computer you are using:

Option 1: for your own computer
Save it to the Filters folder in the EndNote program folder on your C: drive (or Applications if using a Mac). If you do not have administrative rights on the computer you might not be able to do this. Try Option 2 instead.

Option 2: for a University-owned computer you don’t have admin rights on
Save the Filter to your personal folders on your computer. For Windows 10 users this is in Documents\EndNote\Filters (you might need to create the EndNote\Filters folders if they don't already exist). For earlier versions of Windows save to C:\Users\[Your user name]\Documents\EndNote. You will need to create a folder called 'Filters' in this location (if it doesn't already exist).

Option 3: for computers in the PC labs on campus
Save the style to the following location in your N drive: \\ndrive\[Your user name]\My Documents\EndNote. You will need to create a folder called 'Filters' in this location (if it doesn't already exist). 

The EndNote Online search uses connection files to allow you to connect directly to a database from within EndNote and download into your Library.

We do not recommend using the EndNote Online Search to find references because:

  • it offers very limited searching functionality making it hard to refine your search;
  • there can be technical difficulties with the z3950 technology it uses.

Searching a database directly and then using Direct export to get the references into your library is the best method, or downloading and importing references if the first option is not available.

However, the Online Search can work well when searching Library catalogues. It is possible to use it to download records from our own catalogue. For best results make sure that your search is specific and well constructed - too general a search might retrieve thousands of useless records and it not easy to refine your search once you have your results.

See our guide for instructions on using the Online Search to download references from our catalogue.

Downloading the connection file for our catalogue

If you don't already have the 'U Reading' in the list of Online Search connections you will need to download our connection file via the link below. You must save the connection file to a location where EndNote can find it. There are two options:

Option 1. Save it to the Connections folder in the EndNote program folder on your C: drive. If you do not have administrative rights on the computer you might not be able to do this. Try Option 2 instead.

Option 2: Save the style to your personal folders on your computer. For Windows 10 users this is in Documents\EndNote\Connections (you might need to create the EndNote\Connections folders if they don't already exist). For earlier versions of Windows save to C:\Users\[Your user name]\Documents\EndNote. You will need to create a folder called 'Connections' in this location (if it doesn't already exist). We also recommend renaming the file as you save it to 'U Reading' (removing the hyphen from the name) so that it files alphabetically with the other connection files.

Please note that this is connecting to the Unicorn catalogue (which just holds details of the University Library books and journals) and not the Enterprise catalogue.