In this section we will look at populating your EndNote library with refrences. The first thing to note is that when you populate you library with references, you are not populating it with full text documents; that is a second step in the process of building your library which you can read about later.
This is the default method for importing references into EndNote. It is not as quick as exporting directly (see Method 4) but it is very reliable. The instructions below assume you know how to undertake a search in your database/s of choice and select references for export.
This feature is to be used when you know the reference you would like to import. It is not used for conducting your literature search as it does not have sufficient functionality and is used mostly with library catalogues (but you can also use with PubMed). Working from Local Library Mode:
This method of reference creation is used for items which do not appear in a catalogue that can be harvested. It is also used quite often for web pages.
Note that the data for authors needs to be added in a particular way or EndNote cannot output the data in the correct style:
This is the quickest method for getting references into your library, but it is very browser dependent. If you are having problems, please contact us.
How the files are dealt with at this point will depend on your browser set up and you can modify this to some extent. When given the option as you try to export the references, open with ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper. If it is not available to you after installing EndNote (desktop version) or Cite While you Write (Word add-in) on your machine, you can install it from here https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/article/EndNote-Win-Direct-Export-Helper?language=en_US .
The capture reference tool allows you to capture reference details from a web page e.g. a BBC news story. To install the tool in your browser, log in to EndNote online (you will need an account) and go to the Downloads tab. Drag and drop the grey Capture Reference button to your browser toolbar. To use,
If you already have PDFs stored locally in your computer, you can import these into your library and hopefully the metadata (reference details) also. You will know if the metadata has been imported because fields, Title, Author etc. will be filled in correctly. If the import has only pulled in the PDF, the metadata will be jumbled up or non-existant. The success of importing the metadata is simply down to how the PDF was created. To import PDFs,
If the PDF is imported but not the metadata, you have two options;
If you already have an EndNote online account, and want to bring those references into a desktop library, you can do so by synchronising your desktop and online libraries. Have a look at our synchronising instructions for more information.
Remember this is a two way sync which will push references both ways, so if you only want to bring the references into your desktop library, export the references from your online library as a .ris file and then import this .ris file into your desktop library.