Most databases provide a way to export information that can be added to your EndNote Online collection. Some are easier than others.
We will list and describe the easy options at the top of this page and the more complex options are toward the bottom.
In general, you export information from a database which is then imported into EndNote Online.
In a few cases, you can search from within EndNote Online and import the information directly. This is fairly easy and is described in the "Online search" box directly below.
This option is good for retrieving:
Within Endnote Online:
All EBSCO databases have a built-in export to EndNote Online.
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 Online option on the Export page. You will be asked to log into EndNote Online, if you aren't already logged in. Your new citations go into the Unfiled folder by default. You should immediately move them from "Unfiled" into relevant named groups you have set up, usually for different topics.
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.
Google Scholar does have the ability to export references into Endnote but not directly into Endnote Online. If you are on a computer with Endnote installed, Scholar can export references one at a time. You can export these from your open Endnote library into Endnote Online by using the Sychronize icon in Endnote.
SUMMARY: Google Scholar is probably the worst choice if you want to easily export references into Endnote Online.
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 EndNoteWeb. To do this you will first export and download the text file, then import it into EndNoteWeb.
When importing, choose the format specifically for EndNote/EndNote Web, if available, or the RefmanRIS format. It is usually most convenient to save the file to the Desktop.
You should see a report above the boxes listing how many records were imported into which folder. If the number of records does not match the number you exported, view the new records to see if there were errors.
Proquest databases include: Proquest Central, Nursing & Allied Health Source, ABI/Inform, and ERIC via Proquest (and many more)