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Citing & Writing in the Health Sciences

EndNote Web, Endnote Desktop

Working with References - use the tabs below for different ways to get and work with references

Get References 5 ways

1) Direct Export - send references directly from a database to Endnote Web

  • Select the references you need (in some databases save these to a Folder or List first).
  • Look for language like Send To, Export, Cite. In some databases this is available from a Folder or List
  • Choose Citation Manager, EndNote, or Direct Export in RIS Format and choose Open with EndNote online Export Helper.


2) Import Text Files - a database creates a file. Save and import the file to Endnote Web

*Each database/browser may have slightly different wording or steps.*

  • Save database references as a text file.
  • Import into EndNote using the corresponding Import Filter.


3) Enter references manually - sometimes, you will need to type in your references by hand


4) Import from Web of Science - navigate easily between Web of Science and EN to collect references


5) Capture Reference - can't find an export option? Use this feature to send references from any webpage

Get Organized

Organize references into Groups in a way that works for you.

An Endnote Web user can create up to 5,000 groups. A reference can be in multiple groups.

Watch the video or get details on Managing Groups from EndNote.

Identify Duplicates

Check for duplicates routinely as you add references to your Endnote Web.

This can help prevent major headaches when using Cite-While -You-Write with your writing.

Watch the video below or see Find Duplicates for more details from EndNote.

Find full text

Find the  icon to get PDF's through the University of Calgary library subscription

See Full Text for more details from Endnote


Set Google Scholar to allow direct export to Endnote online and see examples of exporting references

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