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There are 2 main ways to get citations into MyEndnoteWeb: one is to is to hand-enter them yourself;  the other is to import them from one of the research databases.

There is a Firefox toolbar you can install to assist in importing citations as well.

Importing from databases

Many library subscription databases available through the web can export citations either directly into EndnoteWeb or indirectly, by exporting a citation file that you then upload into Endnote web.

Exporting Directly from a Database into MyEndnoteWeb: Ebsco databases

Many of the library's databases are provided through the EBSCO platform, which can export citations directly to Endnote web.

These databases include ABSEES online, Academic Search Premiere, America: History and Life, ATLA, Business Source Premiere, CINAHL, EconLit , Education Research Complete, ERIC, Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus, MLA International BibliographyNew Testament Abstracts, Newspaper Source, Old Testament Abstracts, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, Women’s Studies International, SocINDEX, Philosopher's Index, PsycINFO.

To export citations from an EBSCO database:

  1. Open an new window or tab on your browser (control-N), go to and login with your userid and password
  2. In a different window or tab, go to the database and locate the citation(s) you'd like to export.
  3. In the individual view or in the folder view, click on the Export  icon in the left side.
  4. Choose Remove these Items from folder after saving (if the option is there) and "Direct Export to EndnoteWeb".
  5. Then click Save.
  6. After a short pause, the database will respond
    EBSCOhost Import Results
    Number of records imported: 
  7. In MyEndnoteWeb, the articles will be added to your "unfiled" category:

Exporting to a File and Uploading to EndnoteWeb

Some database products don't have a direct export-to-EndnoteWeb option. For them, you will need to Export a list of your citations and Import them into Endnote web. If you use the Mozilla Toolbar for Endnote Web, the process skips a few steps.

Summon is currently one of those databases.

Exporting from Summon and Importing to EndnoteWeb

  1. In Summon, click on the + folder icon  next to each citation you'd like to import.
  2. Then, click on the Saved Items folder in the lower right of the screen to see your list.
  3. At the top of the window that comes up will be: Export. Click on the Endnote box next to Export.
  4. A Save window will open, to save a file with the name beginning Summon...
    1. If you see "ResearchSoft Direct Export Manager" in the Open With option, choose that; you'll be prompted for your email address and Endnote password and it will import them.
    2. Otherwise, choose Save (the file will be named summon[numbers].ris ) and go on to Importing to MyEndnoteWeb

Importing to MyEndnoteWeb:

  1. Login to MyEndNoteWeb
  2. Click on the Collect tab
  3. Click on Import References
  4. Next to File, Click on the Browse button and find the summon...ris  file you downloaded (look in F:\My Documents\Downloads)
  5. Next to format, choose RefMan RIS
  6. Next to To: select the folder you want to put the files in. To create a new group, choose New Group.
  7. Click Import.
  8. If you chose a New Group, you'll be prompted to create the group name:

    Type in a name for the group and click OK.
  9. Endnote will report back "Number references were imported to "Group Name".

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