There are several ways to add references to your EndNote library. Step by step instructions are provided below.
Direct export is the easiest way to get references from a database into your EndNote library.
Most databases offer an option to export to EndNote, or an 'RIS' format export option. Note: this will not download the full-text or PDF.
While most databases use RIS format, EndNote also reads other file formats, such as .nbib (PubMed) and .ciw (Web of Science). Refer to the database help for more information.
How to Configure Google Scholar Settings to Export References to EndNote
To import references from Google Scholar into an EndNote desktop library, users need to configure the Google Scholar Settings first to make the “Import into EndNote” option available in Google Scholar search results. Here are the step-by-step instructions:
How to Export a Reference from Google Scholar to EndNote
To export references from Google Scholar into EndNote, here are the steps.
Note: 1). Using this method, you can export only one reference at a time from Google Scholar into EndNote. 2). Not all the information in the reference can be exported. Fields like keywords and abstracts are not exported. Therefore, if a reference is available in PubMed or other databases, please import it from those resources into EndNote so that more bibliographic information of the record will be included.
How to Export a Batch of References from Google Scholar to EndNote
To export a batch of references from Google Scholar into EndNote, you need to log in to your gmail account and follow the steps below.
EndNote allows you to import a PDF or a folder of PDFs into your library with all the bibliographic information extracted automatically, under the condition that the PDFs have DOIs embedded. How to import a PDF? Here are the steps:
Note: If the PDF file was scanned or it does not have a DOI assigned, then it will not be successfully imported. All it has will be an attachment to an empty record.