EndNote at ODU Instructions
EndNote @ ODU Table of Contents
For more information on using EndNote, contact:
- Nancy Schafer -- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Karen Vaughan -- email@example.com
- Miriam Bridges -- firstname.lastname@example.org
EndNote Instructions - Library Catalog Citations
Export Citations from Library Catalogs and Free Databases
This option allows you to download citations from freely available library catalogs, including ODU, and from freely-available databases (eg., PubMed from the National Library of Medicine).
- From the “Tools” menu at top, select “Online Search” (or, use the Online Search option on the left).
- Select a catalog, or PubMed, and then click “Choose.”
- Perform your search using the fields and Boolean operators as needed. Click “Search.” (If using the ODU Library Catalog, use "Any Field" rather than "Keywords.")
- [Notice the number of citations retrieved. You may need to revise your search, or just select the first 10 to review.] Click OK at “Confirm Online Search.”
- All citations will be added to your EndNote library.
- To delete references not needed, highlight the references you don’t want, right click, and choose “Move References to Trash.”
Note: It may be more efficient to search the PubMed database directly, and then export your citations to EndNote. For books, you may wish to search the WorldCat database (millions of books) and then export citations.
Using EndNote with the ODU Library Catalog
The ODU Library Catalog now offers exporting to EndNote. One major problem is that not all information will export. You will most likely need to input certain citation information manually.
Note: The "Online Search" option within EndNote captures more information. Or, try importing book citations using WorldCat for more complete results.
In the Library Catalog:
- Perform your search. Mark records to be exported using the "Save Records" button.
- Select “View Saved" at the top of the page.
- Click "End-Note/RefWorks" and "Local Disk."
- Click "Select All" or re-select items to export.
- Click "Submit."
- In the "Opening export.txt" box, select "Save to Disk" and click "OK."
- Save the export.txt file (or rename it as you wish) to an appropriate directory.
- Close (X) the "Downloads" box.
- Open your EndNote library.
- Click "File" / "Import."
- Choose your exported file from the "Import Data File"
- From the "Import Option" dropdown list, select "INNOPAC" or choose INNOPAC from the "Other Filters" option.
- Then, click "Import."
- Your citations will appear in your library. [NOTE: You will need to fill in various fields that did not export -- usually publisher information and date.]