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While Worldcat can be searched in two different ways, when retrieving citations for Endnoteweb, you'll want to use the Library's subscription version:;done=referer;FSIP

  1. As you find books you want to save to EndnoteWeb, click the check box next to them in  your list:
  2. Once you have selected the records you want to add to Endnote Web, click on the Marked Records link near the top of the screen:
  3. When viewing the list of your Marked Records, click on the Export icon up at the top of the screen:
  4. In the Export screen, chose Endnote and click Export.
  5. The export file will be named DirectExport

Importing the citations into Endnote Web

When importing the citations from Worldcat into EndnoteWeb, you'll have one extra step.

  1. Log into
  2. Click on the Collect tab, then Import References
  3. In the Import References window, next to File, click on Choose File

    and use the  file dialog box to find and select the DirectExport file that you downloaded (it will generally be in your downloads folder).
  4. For the next step, you'll need to add a new Import Option. Click on Select Favorites.

  5. In the box that appears, find WorldCat (OCLC) in the All side and select it, then click Copy To Favorites. The WorldCat(OCLC)  option will appear under My Favorites and you can then click Hide.
  6. Now, in the drop down next to Import Option, choose WorldCat (OCLC).
  7. In the To field, choose the group you want to import to, or choose new group to create a new group
  8. Click Import.
  9. If you chose "New Group" you will be prompted to name the group. 
  10. If the files imported correctly, you will see the message "x references were imported into "groupname" group" appear on the screen below Import References:

    (If, for some reason, the import failed, it will say "0 references were imported..." check your settings and try again.