|What is "direct export"?
In some databases it is possible to export the search results directly into EndNote via a command in the databases. Via this command EndNote is started and you can choose a library in which you want to transfer the search results.
This works fine in many databases (a.o. Web of Science, PubMed, Embase, PsycINFO). If this is the case, it is the easiest way to transfer references from a database to EndNote. If this feature is not present in an database or if it works poorly, you can transfer references in other ways: via importing a file you have downloaded on your computer or connecting to a database from within EndNote (see sections 3.4 and 3.5).
We show you the direct export possibility for the Web of Science and PubMed databases.
Web of Science
A link to Web of Science can be found on the homepage of the University Library.
Here you can do a search. A screen with results looks like this:
At the top of this screen you see: “Export”. Open this menu and choose “EndNote Desktop”:
Here you can fill in the number of records you want to export. You can also choose the fields you want to work with.
It is often wise to choose “Full Record” (but do not mark “Full Record and Cited References”):
If you click on “Export”, EndNote will start and you can choose the library in which you want to transfer the results.
Select your library, click on Open and the data will be transferred. It is also possible that EndNote does not open but a file is downloaded on your computer.
Then open this file, and EndNote will be started and the results will be transferred.
You see the newly added references as a separate selection.
You can make all references visible in your library via All References on the left side.
You can also mark references in the Web of Science by filling in the small boxes (see the screen above).
You can save them via “Add to marked list”. On top via the tab “Marked list”, you can export the selected records to EndNote.
Here you can select precisely which fields with data you want to save.
Also in PubMed direct export to EndNote works well.
A. Export only one or a couple of references
B. Export all search results at once
You can do this assignment after section 3.3
You can only do this assignment if you have access to the Web of Science (on campus; off campus employees and students of RU and Radboudumc can log in).
Also the EndNote program should be installed on your PC.
Have a look at your library: