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Medical Scholarship: Adding/Exporting References

A handy guide for your medical scholarship adventures

How to Export References from Select, Major Databases

RIS Export

Look for an RIS Export or Save Option

  • EndNote can import references from many databases and online catalogs. 
  • Don't see an option to export or save to EndNote in a database, look for option to export or save in RIS format.  
  • RIS is a standardized tag format that enables citation programs to exchange data. 
  • Select the references you want to send to EndNote and use the RIS option to export them into Endnote.

EndNote's Search Functionality

Recommend Not Using EndNote's Search Function

  • EndNote has a built-in search function to import references from databases, 
  • However, many databases and resources are licensed, such as CINAHL, Scopus, and Web of Science and require authentication to use. 
  • Rowan licensed databases use authentication methods that cannot be used with EndNote's search function. 
  • It is not recommended that Rowan users use EndNote's built-in search function with licensed databases.   

Contact your campus Library for assistance searching databases.

EndNote Help

Guide and videos tutorials from the creators of EndNote, Clarivate Analytics. 

Contact a Rowan Librarian specializing in EndNote