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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

Direct Export into EndNote

  1. Step 1- Search for your topic in the Web of Science database.
  1. Step 2- Select your citations by checking off the boxes located to the left of each article in your search results.

  1. Step 3- Click the dropdown arrow of the navigation bar currently labeled Save to EndNote desktop, located directly above the first article of your search results

  1. Step 4- Select Save to EndNote desktop from the dropdown menu choices

  1. Step 5- In the Send to EndNote box that appears:
    1. Step 5i- Under Record Content - choose Full Record and Cited References

 

  1. Step 6- Click blue Send button at the bottom of the pop-up box

  1. Step 7- In the Dialogue Box that appears, select the arrow on the right side of the Open with Other dropdown menu. Scroll through the dropdown and select Research Soft Direct Export Helper.

  1. Step 8- Once you have completed the above steps, your citations will be exported from the Web of Science database will automatically be added to the Last Imported folder in EndNote.

The following video shows how to do Direct Exports using the Google Chrome and Firefox web browsers. Please follow the instructions for the Google Chrome browser.

Indirect Export Into EndNote

Alternatively, you can save a copy of your chosen citations as a separate file before importing them into EndNote:

1) Find and Save Citations as a Text File

  1. Step 1- Search for your topic in the Web of Science database.
  1. Step 2- Select your citations by following step 2 of the instructions for "Direct Export Into EndNote" section which is listed in the previous section, above.

  1. Step 3- Click the dropdown arrow of the navigation bar currently labeled with "Save to EndNote desktop", which is located directly above the first article of your search results

  1. Step 4- Select Save to Other File Formats from the dropdown menu choices

 

  1. Step 5- In the Send to File box that appears:
    1. Step 5i- Under Record Content - choose Full Record and Cited References

    1. Step 5ii- Under File Format - choose Plain Text

  1. Step 6- Click Send button

  1. Step 7- Save your citations as a .txt file to your computer.

2) Import Citations as a Text File into EndNote

  1. Step 1- In your EndNote library, prepare to import the citations
  2. Step 2- Go to File in the top left hand corner of EndNote. Scroll down and click Import. Then click File, to open a file.

  1. Step 3-  Browse for and select the .txt file that you had previously saved on your computer according to the instructions in the "Find and Save Citations as a Text File" section above. A pop-up box called Import File will appear. 
  2. Step 4-  In this pop-up box, select the arrow beside the Import Option dropdown. In this dropdown, scroll through and select Web of Science Core Collection (TR). This may be listed under Other Filters.

  1. Step 5- Select the arrow for the dropdown beside Text Translation. Scroll down and choose Unicode UTF-8

  1. Step 6- Ensure you have: attached the .txt file of your references, changed Import Option to CINAHL (EBSCO), and changed Text Translation to Unicode (UTF-8) by following steps 3 – 5 above

  1. Step 6- Click Import button at the bottom of the pop-up box.  Your references will appear in your Imported References folder, which is located in the left-hand side menu in EndNote X8.

 

Other Web of Science Databases

A-I J-Z
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)