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How to Export Citations from UML Resources

We recommend downloading your citations directly from databases to save to your EndNote Library. All our databases, catalogs, and journal subscriptions allow exporting citations. Here is a guide to help you with each of our resources.

Exporting and Importing Citations for EndNote from Databases at UMass Lowell
Vendor/Database Export Import Option
Cochrane Export citations as directed. Other Filters to locate and add the Cochrane Library (Wiley) filter to your list
Credo Select: Reference Manager from Cite Entry option. Reference Manager (RIS)
EBrary Select: EndNote/Citavi after clicking cite book. Reference Manager (RIS)

Select: Direct Export in RIS Format when exporting.

Or, Select: Direct Export to EndNote Web to import directly into EndNote Web.

Reference Manager (RIS)
Gale Select: EndNote from citation tools. Reference Manager (RIS)
Google Scholar In Settings, select EndNote as your Bibliography Manager. EndNote Import
Ovid Select: EndNote when exporting a citation.

Other Filters then locate and add the Ovid Nursing Databases (OvidSP) filter to your list.


Select: More (not Cite) then select RIS.

Reference Manager (RIS)
PubMed Select: RIS when getting the citation. Reference Manager (RIS)
Sage Journals

Select: EndNote from the option to Download to Citation Manager.

Or, Select: EndNote Web from the option to Download to Citation Manager to directly import into EndNote Web.

EndNote Import
Science Direct Select: RIS when getting the citation. Reference Manager (RIS)
WorldCat/UML Catalog Select: Export to EndNote / Reference Manager from cite/export options.

Reference Manager (RIS)


Import PDFs

You can import PDFs of articles that will be added to your library as citations along with the attached PDF. These can be PDFs of references you already have saved in your library, or references not in your library at all.

  1. Select File, then Import, and then File... or Folder...EndNote toolbar "File" menu

  2. Select the file/folder you wish to import

  3. Check your import options.

    • For folders, you can choose to include files located in subfolders. If you would like to group your imports select Create a Group Set for this import.EndNote X9 Import Folder menu

    • When importing files, you can import single PDFs or multiple references as RIS or XML files.EndNote X9 Import File menu

  4. Select your Duplicates options. You can import all regardless of duplicates, or choose not to import duplicates.

  5. Select Import

Once you have imported your PDFs you can move these references to a new group or edit the fields in the right panel if they did not transfer correctly. Here, you can manually change the author, title, journal, etc.

EndNote "Imported References" screen

Your PDF attachment appears on the right side of the screen, once you have a reference selected.

EndNote x9 reference entry with attached PDF

Additional Documentation for Importing References

Find Full Text

Under your Preferences, you must Authenticate the UML library site so you can access full text. Under the "Find Full Text" tab in your preferences, type the following: in the "Authenticate with" URL box.

EndNote Preferences menu for Find Full Text

EndNote Find Full Text icon

Now that you have done this, you have broadened your search for full text. You can now select citations to search for full text. Select the citations you would like to search full text for. In the the top menu select the icon with the magnify glass next to the document. A new group will appear on the left which will display the found full text citations.