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Citing Sources

Export Citations from Ebscohost Databases

1. Select citations from search results list

  • Individual citation – click title to open full record
  • Multiple citations – Add individual citations to session folder; open session folder and use checkboxes to select citations

2. Select Export from the tools menu on the right-hand side
3. Save citation(s) to a file formated for: Direct export to EndNote Web. You will be prompted to login into EndNote Basic if you have not already done so

Export from Databases That Do Not Allow Direct Export/Transfer

Note: This may vary slightly depending on the database vendor.

1. From the database, click on the item you wish to cite
2. Look for an Export/Save option, and select to export in .RIS format
3. Save the file

1. Login to EndNote Basic
2. Select Collect tab > Import References
3. Click Choose File to locate and highlight text file to import
4. Click Open
5. Choose import option RefMan RIS
6. Select either ‘[Unfiled]’ or ‘New Group’ in To drop-down menu
7. Click Import
8. Successful import = [x] references were imported into the "[Unfiled]" group
9. Click on My References tab to view imported citations

Questions or Comments

Have a question about EndNote Basic? Contact Katy Sullivan at or 410-455-3604.