How to download references

There are three ways to download references from databases into EndNote:

Direct Export

  • Most databases let you download references directly into EndNote (on a mac this only works in some browsers such as Firefox).

Import Filter

  • Some databases require you to save references as a text file and import that file with an import filter.

Connection File

  • You can use the Online Search feature in EndNote to search and download references from some library catalogues and databases with connection files.

Always proofread references you download as they may contain errors.

See the table below for instructions for specific databases:

Database Options Instructions
A+ Education Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Agricola Import Filter see ProQuest
APAIS (Australian Public Affairs Information Service)  Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
APA-FT - Australian Public Affairs - Full Text Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Import Filter see ProQuest
ARCH - Australian Architecture Database Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
BHI: British Humanities Index Import Filter see ProQuest
Biological Science Collection Import Filter see ProQuest
BioMed Central  
BUILD Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
Business Source Complete (EBSCO) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
CAB Abstracts Direct Export
Import Filter
see Web of Science
Cambridge Journals Online  
China Core Newspapers Database Import Filter  
China Doctoral/Master's Dissertation full text database Import Filter  
China InfoBank - Business News Import Filter  
China Academic Journals full-text database Import Filter  
CINAHL (EBSCO) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
CINCH Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
Cochrane Library Import Filter  
Compendex Direct Export see Engineering Village
Criminal Justice Abstracts Import Filter see EBSCO
Current Contents Connect Direct Export
Import Filter
see Web of Science
Discovery Direct Export
Import Filter (Safari)
 
Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest) Direct Export see ProQuest
EBSCO Direct Export
Import Filter (Safari)
 
EconLit (EBSCO) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Education Research Complete (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Elsevier   see Science Direct
Emerald Import Filter  
Engineering Village  - Compendex Direct Export  
Environmental Science Collection Import Filter see ProQuest
ERIC (EBSCO) Import Filter see EBSCO
ERIC (ProQuest) Import Filter see ProQuest
Factiva Import Filter  
Family & Society Studies Worldwide Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Film & Television Literature Index (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
GeoRef Import Filter see ProQuest
Google Scholar Direct Export  
Historical Abstracts (EBSCO) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
HighWire Press Direct Export  
IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences Import Filter see ProQuest
ICONDA (International Construction Database) Direct Export
Import Filter
see OVID
IEEE Xplore Direct Export  
Index Islamicus Import Filter see ProQuest
Informit Direct Export
Import Filter
 
Inspec Direct Export
Import Filter
see Engineering Village
International Bibliography of Art Import Filter see ProQuest
JSTOR Direct Export
Import Filter
 
Libraries Australia Connnection File
Direct Export (via A-Z databases)
Import Filter            
 
Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts Import Filter see ProQuest
Literature Online - LION Direct Export  
Medline (Web of Knowledge) Direct Export
Import Filter
see Web of Science
Music Index Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Ovid Direct Export
Import Filter
 
Oxford Scholarship Online Direct Export  
Philosopher’s Index Import Filter see EBSCO
Project Muse Direct Export  
ProQuest Education Journals Direct Export see ProQuest
PsycINFO Import Filter see OVID
PubMed Connection File
Import Filter            
 
Quan guo bao kan suo jin shu ju ku Import Filter  
REEF Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Import Filter see EBSCO
RIPM - Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
SAGE Direct Export  
Science Direct Direct Export  
SciFinder Import Filter  
Scopus Direct Export
Import Filter
 
SpringerLink Direct Export  
Social Services Abstracts Import Filter see ProQuest
Sociological Abstracts Import Filter see ProQuest
University of Melbourne Library Catalogue Connection File
Import Filter
 
Web of Science Direct Export
Import Filter
see Web of Science
Wiley Online Library Direct Export  
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Import Filter see ProQuest