This page contains step-by-step written instructions for searching and exporting from specific databases.
For general information about adding references to your EndNote library, see the previous tab, Building a Citation Library.
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We are no longer providing connection files for the OVID databases. It is usually better to search the OVID databases directly, using the native OVID interface, rather than using EndNote's rather limited search engine. OVID has provided a "direct export" feature which, when selected, will automatically open EndNote and import selected records from the OVID database into an EndNote library.
Note: Direct Export only works if you have an EndNote filter for the database in question. Since EndNote ships with most, if not all, of the filters for the OVID databases that we have, this should not be a problem. But you may want to check the EndNote filter site for updated versions of filters.
To use the direct export feature:
From within the ProQuest database:
In most cases you'll be asked if you want to open it with the Web Export Helper. If this happens, choose this option. The documents will go right into the EndNote library of your choosing.
If the web export helper doesn't pop up, you will need to filter the results into EndNote.
The connection files that come with EndNote for Web of Science, CAB Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, FSTA, Medline, and Zoological Record seem to work fine as is, for searching on campus. Although no connection files are available for searching Web of Knowledge databases from off campus, you can search from off-campus if you have first logged in to Technology Services VPN; see above, Using Connection Files from Off-Campus.
However, for comprehensive searching, it's highly recommended that you forego using the connection files, and search using the native Web of Knowledge search engine, instead. This way you will be able to take advantage of the many related citation linkages available within WoS. Follow these easy steps: