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EndNote X8 (Desktop)

How to use a citation management program to organize your references and create in-text citations and bibliographies for your papers

Popular ProQuest Databases


Accounting & Tax

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)


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


Environmental Impact Statements

Environmental Science and Pollution Management



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)


Pharmaceutical News Index

Philosopher's Index

Physical Education Index

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)




Social Services Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

Technology Research Database


along with other ProQuest databases

Direct Export into EndNote

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.
Citations from the OVID databases are automatically added to the Last Imported 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

In EndNote, prepare to import the citations:
1) Go to File > Import 
2) Browse for and select the proquestcitations.txt file on your computer.
3) Under Import Option, select Reference Manager (RIS)
4) *if necessary, change Text Translation option to Unicode UTF-8
5) Click Import button.
(Your references will appear in your Last Imported folder).

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.