Most databases provide a way to export information that can be added to your EndNote collection. Some are easier than others.
This option is good for retrieving:
All EBSCO databases have a built-in export to EndNote.
Ebsco databases available at USC include: CINAHL, SportDiscus and Megafile. MegaFile includes: Academic Search Elite, Business Source Premier, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Reference Systems, EconLit, Health Business full-text Elite, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Newspaper Source, Professional Development Collection, Regional Business News and The Serials Directory.
Once you have found an interesting article, either:
Be sure to choose the Direct Export to EndNote option on the Export page. Your new citations go into the All references folder by default. You should immediately move them into relevant named groups you have set up.
Web of Knowledge databases include:
As WOK and Endnote/Endnote Online are made by the same company (ISI, Thomson Reuters) they integrate and work together very well.
Proquest databases include: Proquest Central, Nursing & Allied Health Source, ABI/Inform, and ERIC via Proquest (and many more)
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you cannot export to EndNote from Proquest please implement the following in Internet Explorer:
1. Tools > Internet Options
2. Privacy tab
3. Pop-up Blocker > Settings
4. Add this string to Exceptions: search.proquest.com
5. Add > Close
You may have to close IE and re-open for changes to take effect.
In some cases there is no export function in the database you are searching, or the export function doesn't work on your computer. In these cases, you can usually download a text file with the citation information in a format readable by EndNote. To do this you will first save and download the results as a text file, then import it into EndNote. It is often convenient to save the file to the Desktop and discard it when the process is finished.
When importing, choose the filter for the database you have used if it appears on the list. If not, try the RefmanRIS or RIS options.
In Endnote: (have your Library open)
Google Scholar does have the ability to export references into Endnote (but not directly into Endnote Web). If you are on a computer with Endnote installed, Scholar can export (usually incomplete) references one at a time.
SUMMARY: Google Scholar will export single journal article references (not other publication types) but usuallly leaves out some crucial data. It is probably the worst database choice if you want to easily export multiple references into Endnote.