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EndNote Import Filters

EndNote Info | Import Filters | Connection Files | FAQ | EndNote Product Site

In order to successfully transfer citation information from a bibliographic database to the proper EndNote field (e.g., article title), you need to capture the data correctly from the bibliographic database and use the proper EndNote filter. The EndNote program provides a number of preconfigured filters that are installed in the Filters folder when you install EndNote on your hard drive.

Importing Citations into EndNote

  1. Open an EndNote library or create a new one to store the records
  2. Under the File menu, select Import
  3. Choose the downloaded data file for the "Import Data File" box
  4. For "Import Option" select the proper import filter. If the filter is not included in the initially displayed menu items, select "Other filters" and choose the filter from EndNote's "Filters" folder.

Import Filters

Additional import filters, and perhaps updated versions from those installed with your copy of EndNote, are available from the EndNote Filters page.

Importing Instructions for Specific Databases:

CSA Illumina databases: ARTbibliographies Modern, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, etc.

  1. Perform a search as usual, marking records to download
  2. Click Save/Print/Email link
  3. Select "Full Format" and any other options on the page you wish
  4. Select PC, Macintosh, or Unix file format, and click Save
  5. See directions for importing citations to EndNote

EBSCO databases: Academic Search Complete, America: History and Life, Historical Abstracts, PsycINFO, etc.

  1. Click on Add to Folder next to each citation you want to keep
  2. Click on Folder View
  3. Click Select all, then the Export icon
  4. Make sure Direct Export to EndNote is selected, then click Save
  5. See directions for importing citations to EndNote

FirstSearch (i.e. ArticleFirst, WorldCat, etc.)
You can now directly export records from databases on FirstSearch to EndNote without using an import filter. See these instructions.

Standard import instructions:

  1. Perform your search, marking records you want to keep
  2. Click Export
  3. Make sure EndNote is selected, and click Export
  4. See directions for importing citations to EndNote

See these instructions provided on the Pubmed website.

Web of Science (ISI)
Note: special functionality between Web of Science and EndNote allows you to transfer records from Web of Science directly to an EndNote library. See these instructions. Also note: EndNote Web is free and directly available and compatible within the Web of Science.

Most of the information on the page is adapted from EndNote: Import Filters, created and maintained at the Yale University Library, no longer available on that site.