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Information about software that can help you organise your references.

Cambridge Core EndNote instructions

These instructions will take you through the basic steps of transferring references into Desktop Endnote/Endnote Online. If you have any problems transferring information then please contact the Library.

Please note, you can only transfer references from one page of results at a time. 

  • Run your search and mark the records you want to transfer to EndNote.
  • On the left hand menu, scroll down to reach Actions for selected content
  • Click Export citations
  • Then choose RIS and save the file to your computer.
  • You will now need to import your results into EndNote.

Importing references into EndNote

Browsers such as Safari and Microsoft Edge do not currently support direct export; however, references can still be transferred.

  • Use the steps above and when asked if you wish to save or open this file, select Save.
  • Save it to a place where you can easily retrieve it later and click Save.

EndNote Online

  • Login to EndNote Online, select the Collect tab and click on Import References.
  • In the File field, click on Browse and locate the file, which you have just saved. 
  • Use the drop-down menu in the Import Option field to locate and select the RefMan RIS import filter. 
  • Either select the specific group you want to import the files to and then click Import or simply click on Import and the records will be transferred automatically into the 'Unfiled' group.

EndNote Desktop

  • ​Open your EndNote Library, select File, then Import, and File.
  • Next to Import File click Choose and locate the file, which you have just saved and click Open.
  • Next click on the drop down menu next to Import Option and choose Reference Manager RIS.
  • Click Import
  • Your references will appear in EndNote.