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EndNote Basic (formerly EndNote Web)

A **free** bibliographic management tool which imports and stores citations from our Library's wealth of electronic databases, and facilitates writing papers.

Popular ProQuest Databases

  • ABI/INFORM Global
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • Aqualine
  • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
  • ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Banking Information Source
  • Biological Sciences
  • BioOne Abstracts & Indexes
  • British Humanities Index (BHI)
  • Business Dateline
  • Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies
  • Canadian Research Index
  • CBCA Family of Indexes including Business, Education and Reference
  • COS Funding Opportunities
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
  • Dissertations & Theses @ University of Toronto
  • EconLit
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Management
  • ERIC
  • Hoover's Company Profiles
  • Index Islamicus
  • International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • International Index to Music Periodicals
  • International Index to Performing Arts
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • NTIS Database (National Technical Information Service)
  • PAIS
  • Pharmaceutical News Index
  • Philosopher's Index
  • Physical Education Index
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
  • PsycINFO
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Technology Research Database

along with other ProQuest databases

Direct Export into EndNote Basic

Search your Topic in one of the many PROQUEST databases.
Select your citations.
Choose Export
In the Export Citation List box, choose -
Export to ProCite, EndNote, or Reference Manager
Click Continue

In the Dialogue Box choose Open with Other
Look for and choose Research Soft Direct Export Helper
Another Dialogue Box will open.
Choose EndNote Basic
Citations from the OVID databases are automatically added to the Unfiled Folder.

Find and Save Citations with RIS

Choose your citations from your search results.
Choose the Export function.

In the Dialogue Box choose Export to RIS
Choose Continue

Note:  Your citations will be saved as TXT.

Import Citations as RIS Files into EndNote Basic

In EndNote Basic, prepare to import the citations.
  • Collect Tab
  • Import References
Select RefMan RIS from the list of Import Option Favorites
Copy it to the Favorites List
Find the proquestcitations.txt file
Choose the RefMan RIS import option
Send it to the Unfiled Group (default)

create a New Group.

Import Filter Tip

Choose one of many Proquest databases by simply choosing See List from the top of the page.

Remember that citations are saved as RIS even though the file appears with the .txt extention.