EndNote: Exporting References from the Databases

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Exporting References Directly from the Databases

Searching within a database and exporting references to EndNote (Direct Export)

Each database is slightly different in exporting references to EndNote. 

Follow the general directions or click on specific instructions below

  1. Search a database
  2. Mark the records you want to save usually by checking a Box or adding to a Folder 
  3. Select the database's direct export option by clicking on Export, Export to EndNote, Direct Export, Send To, or Output (RIS file).
  4. Check the new references in EndNote for accuracy. Edit any incorrect information.

Note: Most of these instructions are for all the databases by a publisher, not a specific database. For example, EBSCO includes the databases Art Full Text, CINAHL, Historical Abstracts, etc.

Database Name PDF Instructions Video Instructions
EBSCO Databases
Gale Databases
Ovid Databases
Proquest Databases
Web of Science


Always check your references to make sure that the information imported correctly into Endnote.

If the information exported from the database is incorrect, it will be wrong in EndNote. (and later in your bibliography)


You can manually correct/add information to any field by following the steps here.