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ProQuest 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.

NB The following instructions will work if you are using a browser such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox and have installed the Cite While You Write toolbar in Word.


  • Run your search and mark the references you want to transfer to Desktop EndNote/EndNote Online.
  • Items will be added to a temporary folder
  • When you are ready to transfer click the folder icon located at the top of the screen.
  • Select Save
  • Choose RIS (works with EndNote, Citavi, etc.)
  • A box will open in the middle of your page. It should have output to: RIS (works with EndNote, Citavi. etc.) selected. Click Continue.
  • Depending on your browser, either double click on the download file near the bottom of your page (Chrome), click Open (Internet Explorer), or select Open With, then OK (Firefox).
  • A box will open, select either EndNote or EndNote Online.  If you have selected EndNote Online, you may be asked to confirm your EndNote Online account details. Simply enter and click OK. 
  • A confirmation message will appear confirming the transfer has been successful.

If this does not work, then it is still possible to transfer information, see alternative method importing references below.