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Direct export from databases & Google Scholar


Most databases and Google Scholar have a Direct Export function that will export a reference from a database into your EndNote library.

  • Your EndNote Library must be open to facilitate the import from a database.
  • To create a reference from a database, you need to access it via the William Angliss Library webpage.

To direct export a reference from EBSCO databases:

  • select the folder icon next to each item/record you want to export from your search results, then
  • Select  option in the top blue bar:                                                     
  • Select the items again, then the Export option from the right-hand menu.
    • Select Direct Export in RIS Format.
    • Click Save.
    • Click on the .ris file (or 'Open' the file) to import the item records into EndNote.
    • The records will appear in your EndNote Library in a temporary Imported References folder. Click All References to return to your full list of references.

Export option for other Library databases:

  • Bloomsbury Food Library: (Citation>Export RIS file).

  • Emerald database: ('Download as RIS' above search results).

  • Food Studies Online database (Alexander Street Press): (Cite>Export List>EndNote).

  • IBISWorld: add reference manually or see 'Create a reference from a webpage'. 

  • Informit databases: ('Export Citation' option within a record and select 'EndNote').

  • Knovel e-books: ('Citation' option within a record and 'Export as EndNote').

  • Proquest databases: ('Cite', then  select 'RIS...').

  • Proquest Central ebooks: ('Cite book', then EndNote option).

  • Taylor & Francis databases:​ ('Download Citations' above search results).

  • ClickView & Kanopy videos: add reference manually or see 'Create a reference from a webpage'. 


If the name of an author, title or any other information imports in ALL CAPS:

  • select the relevant record, choose the 'Edit' tab,
  • highlight text in the field that needs changing,
  • go to the Edit menu>Change case>Sentence case.

Mac users

The exported references will appear in the Downloads folder. Drag and drop  the file into the EndNote icon on the dock.

  •  If you have a MacIntosh computer use Firefox (free download) to export or import references to EndNote.
  • Safari, the default Mac browser, requires extensive setting up to work seamlessly with EndNote. Google Chrome may also require some adjustments.