Additional instructions for selected online resources:
Exporting references directly from online resources is generally the recommended way to get references into your library. Exporting creates a file which can then be opened in EndNote. In some cases you need to save the file before you can open it; in other cases you will be prompted to open the file. Whether the file will open automatically in EndNote or not depends on your browser configuration.
If you need to open a saved file, navigate to the folder location, right-click on the file and choose open with. Select EndNote.
Note: If you are using a MAC, the EndNote/RIS files will save to your Downloads folder. Drag the file from Downloads to the EndNote icon on your MAC’s dock. If your EndNote Library is already open, the references will be imported. If your EndNote Library is not already open, you will be given the option to select it.
If you are using Desktop@UCL you may find that the default application set to open particular file types will cause files to open in other reference management packages, e.g. Zotero. There are a number of alternative ways to resolve this:
Whenever you import references, a temporary group appears in your EndNote Library to show what you have just imported. This will disappear if you close the Library or import some new references. All of your imported references are added to the All References folder where they are stored permanently.
You can export multiple search results for the following Cochrane Library categories: Cochrane Reviews, Cochrane Protocols, Trials, and Clinical Answers. You will need to export references from one category at a time.
The maximum number of article citations that can be exported from a single search is 20,000. If your search has more results, limit your results by date to reduce the size of your search to sets containing less than 20,000 citations.
A citation for the majority of records in the Cochrane Library can be exported by using the options in the right hand menu.
Select the record title to view the full record.
Then follow the instructions above for exporting multiple records (from the third step: Select RIS (EndNote)).
Ebsco databases include CINAHL Plus and Business Source Elite.
In EbscoHOST databases you can send only a page of references to your folder at one time, with a maximum of 50 references. Follow these steps if you are working with large numbers of references:
Explore, UCL's library catalogue, is a one-stop service solution for the discovery and delivery of our print and e-resources.
For an individual search result:
To import multiple references:
Be sure to check your references carefully as sometimes data can be missing or misplaced.
Before carrying out a search
From your search results you can now click on the Import into EndNote link beneath any result .
To export multiple records, you need a Google account:
Check the imported reference carefully, as sometimes data can be missing or misplaced.
Ovid databases are listed below.
Add references to your Library from the Ovid Medline database (3 mins 40 secs).
Proquest databases include Arts Premium Collection, Humanities Index, Library & Information Science Collection, Proquest Central, Proquest News and Newspapers, Social Science Premium Collection and many more.
Or to export the entire list:
You can also collect items by bookmarking them and export them together in one group from My Bookmarks:
Scopus allows you to export up to 2000 in one go. If you need to export more than 2000 references you should do so in batches. The easiest way to do this is to limit your search to ranges of publication year in turn to create sets of references of up to 2000.
References may also be added to the marked list and then exported. This will give you further options regarding which fields to export