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EndNote Basic

Importing from ProQuest

Depending on your internet browser, importing from databases may vary slightly. These examples show the steps to take if you are using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.

Be sure to turn off your pop-up blocker before you begin.

1. As you search, mark (check) the box of each article of interest.

Proquest search results showing how to check the boxes of multiple search results

(You can also do the following steps from within each individual article's record, but it's usually more efficient to check the boxes as you search and export multiple records at once.)

2. Look in the top right corner of your screen (either the individual article or the search results page). Look for the three-dots button, which means All Options. Click that. 

Proquest buttons, with the three dots menu showing All Options

3. Look for the button for exporting RIS. It may also say, underneath it, Endnote, Citavi, etc. Click that.

Proquest's Citation Export RIS button

4. It should download a file named ProquestDocuments-[date].ris. RIS is a common citation file format that you will find available in many databases and journals that offer export options. Download or save the file according to your browser's directions. 

5. Double-click on or open the RIS file (arrow). You may see an option (circled) to choose either Endnote (the downloaded/desktop version) or Endnote Online

screenshot showing the downloaded file and then choosing between Endnote and Endnote Online

6. If you choose Online, you will be asked for your Endnote username (email) and password. Log in, and verify that the citations imported correctly. 

Endnote Web Login screen



If the above doesn't work:

5. Go into Endnote Web. Under Collect, click on Import References.

Endnote's Import References page

6. Browse to the RIS file you saved in step 4. Be sure to select RefMan (RIS) as your Import Option, and select a group where you would like your reference saved.

If successful, you should then see: 

Endnote's message: 1 references were imported into (Unfiled) Be sure to verify that the citations imported correctly.