EndNote Exporting and Importing Instructions

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

Oxford Reference Databases

Note, in some cases, dictionary and encyclopedia entries may not have the correct metadata. 

  • Item types may be incorrectly marked as "journal arficles."

  • The publication title may be omitted, for example A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, Oxford University Press, 2004. 

For these reasons, we do not currently recommend direct export to Endnote from Oxford Reference Online. 

Oxford African American Studies Center, Oxford Art Online, and Oxford Music Online seem to work correctly.  

  1. Search for the desired item. Go into the full record for the item.
  2. Each database is a little different.  When viewing an article that you would like to capture the citation for, click the "Cite" button at the top left of the page OR look for a pencil / cite icon on the upper right of the page. 
  3. A new window will pop up with citation examples, as well as links to export your citation.
  4. Under Download to Citation Management Software or Export Citation  click enw option for EndNote
  5. A new window appears prompting you to find, save, or cancel. Save the file in a local directory; save it as an .enw file.
  6. Log in to EndNote. Under the Collect tab, select Import References.
  7. Click Browse to locate and attach the saved file. Under filter, select EndNote Format.
  8. Select the group where you would like the citation to be placed, then hit Import.