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EndNote @ Pitt

Learn how to use EndNote Desktop and EndNote Online for their most common functions.

Adding References to Your Account

Export references into EndNote from a database or other resource. Many databases and online resources offer an option to export references directly into EndNote, or an option to save to a general citation manager. Either option will work.

Use EndNote to search library catalogs. You can use EndNote itself to search library catalogs. In the Online Search mode, you can find a list of these catalogs by clicking more in the Library pane of the EndNote window.

Create a New Reference by using the New Reference button. This option is especially good for nontraditional information sources like email or interviews.

Import references into EndNote. You can do this by saving an article or reference to your computer desktop, and then importing it into your account by using the Import option under the File drop-down menu.

Import from a File

You can import multiple references from RIS files or other citation management software into a Endnote account.

  1. Export the references from your other citation management software. If you don't see an option to export in EndNote format, use the RIS format.
  2. In EndNote Desktop, select Import from the File drop down menu.
  3. Navigate to the downloaded reference list and click Import.
  4. Once the processing is complete your records will appear in the Imported References folder

Adding the Capture web plug-in can replace this process. This will allow you to import citations directly from a variety of databases. For Capture to work best, you must be in a Capture compatible resource and at the individual item level (not in a list of citations).