EndNote Exporting and Importing Instructions

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


  1. Search for the desired item.
    1. Select the record(s) by clicking the checkbox(es) to the left of the record(s).
    2. On the top right of the results, click the Export Export button.
    3. In the pop-up:
      1. Under the Format drop-down menu, select RIS [near the bottom].
      2. Under the Fields drop-down menu, select Citation, Abstract .
      3. Finally, click Export .
      4. If prompted, save the file; it will have an .RIS extension.
  2. Log in to EndNote.
    1. Under the Collect tab, select Import References .
    2. Click Browse to locate the saved file.
    3. From the Import Option drop-down menu, select RefMan RIS .
    4. From the To drop-down menu, select the group where you would like the record to be placed.
    5. Finally, click Import .