How to import references from Cochrane Library into an EndNote Library?

March 28, 2012; Update May 22, 2015 – Yingting

Question: I would like to keep some of the references I found from Cochrane Library in my EndNote Library. Do you know how to do that?

Answer: Please follow the steps below to import the references from Cochrane into EndNote:

  • Perform a search in Cochrane Library.
  • Select the references that you would like to export.
  • Above the search results, click on “Export selected”.
  • In the “Choose your export options” box, choose either “PC”, “Unix or Linux”, or “Mac” for Export type depending on what computer you use; choose either “Citation Only” or “Citation And Abstract” for File type.
  • Click on the “Export Citation” button. A .txt file will be saved to your computer.
  • Open your EndNote library.
  • Under the File menu, choose Import –>File. The Import File window pops up.
  • In the box next to Import File, retrieve the .txt file you just saved.
  • In the box next to Import Option, choose Cochrane Library (Wiley). If it is not shown in the pull-down menu, then click on Other Filters and choose Cochrane Library (Wiley) in the “Choose An Import Filter” pop-up window. You may leave the other two boxes as is.
  • Click the Import button. Your desired references will be imported into your library.

How to export citations from EBSCOhost databases to EndNote?

July 24, 2008 — Yingting  

Here are the instructions on exporting references from EBSCOhost databases, such as Academic Search Premier, into EndNote:

  • Perform a seach in Academic Search Premier via EBSCOhost.
  • Select the references at the search results page by clicking on “Add to folder” right below each citation.
  • After selection, click on “Folder View” on the right column.
  • Select all the references that need to be exported into EndNote.
  • Click on the icon for Export (the icon with a right arrow)
  • “Remove these items from folder after saving” appears. Indicate whether you want to empty the folder of all items after saving by checking or unchecking the box next to it.
  • Under ” Save citations to a fie formatted for”, please click in the radiobox next to ” Direct Export to EndNote, ProCite, or Reference Manager”. Then click on the Save button.
  • Your EndNote program will automatically be launched for you to choose your library.
  • Choose the EndNote library by clicking on the library and then on the Open button. Your references will be exported into that library.