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EndNote at Rowan University: CINAHL (Ebscohost Databases)

Guide to Using EndNote for students, faculty, and staff at Rowan University

Step by Step Sending CINAHL and Other Ebscohost Database Citation to EndNote

To export citations from CINAHL or another EBSCOhost database such as Academic Search Premier perform your search and save the references to the folder that is provided for printing/saving/emailing multiple citations.

  • Click the folder icon to save the citation

Add citation to folder

To add all citations in a search to the folder use the options under the Share menu.


  • To access the citations in the Folder use the link on the right hand side of your screen labeled Go to: Folder View.

Go to folder view


Once viewing citations in the folder either check the checkbox to the left of each citation to select it, or check Select/Deselect All to select all citations in the Folder.

  • Once the appropriate citations have been checked click Export link/icon located above the first citation.


On the next screen make sure the Direct Export in RIS Format (e.g. CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero), radio button is selected to send to the desktop version of EndNote (default). If you want to send your citations to EndNote Online select Direct Export to EndNote Web.

  • Click Save to export the selected citations. 


Internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.) works differently when exporting and downloading. In newer versions of Chrome look in the upper right of the browser window for the Downloads icon.

  • Once the file has completed download click the Downloads icon to display recently download files.
  • Click the downloaded file to send the citations to EndNote.

Chrome downloads icon

Other browsers may work differently. Note Apple’s Safari browser may not be compatible with EndNote

To bypass having to click on the downloaded file in the future right click on the downloaded file and select Always open files of this type. Now when exporting citations they directly be exported to EndNote

Always open file of this type

The citations will be exported into an open EndNote Library, and placed in EndNote’s Imported References group.

Imported References Group

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