EndNote Exporting and Importing Instructions

Help with exporting citations from library databases into your EndNote account.


  1. Click on the record you want to export by clicking the box next to each item. At the top of the page, click the Download to Citation Manager link.
  2. In the new screen, select in what format you want the citation, then click the Download article citation button.
  3. A new window appears prompting you to find, save, or cancel. Save the file to the desktop as an RIS (.ris) file.
  4. Log in to EndNote. Under the Collect tab, select Import References.
  5. Click Browse to locate and attach the saved file. Under filter, select RefMan RIS, select the group where you would like the citation to be placed, then hit Import.