EndNote Online - Collecting References

Collecting References

The best time to collect references to sources is when you are doing your searching. Collect the reference for anything potentially useful - you can always return to it later and decide if it's relevant.

References can often be added to EndNote Online electronically; this includes YorSearch, Google Scholar and many of the common bibliographic databases. If you're not sure which sources to use, visit your subject guide (new window/tab).

Look out for...

  • YorSearch: the Details for each item include a Send to link that exports the reference information to EndNote Online (Web)
  • YorSearch e-Shelf: add several items to the e-Shelf, view the shelf and export several items at once using the Select how to save drop-down - choose EndNote Web
  • Google Scholar: in Scholar settings you can configure an export to EndNote link - this exports a small file you can then import into EndNote Online
  • Bibliographic databases: JSTOR, Ovid, Web of Science, EBSCO etc often include a link to allow you to export references for selected items
If you have references in another reference management program, you canĀ easily transfer them to EndNote Online.

1-Step, 2-Step...

Some systems can transfer references in one step, but others will require you to save a small reference file and then import this into EndNote Online.

This process is straightforward but different systems work in different ways and you need to know which approach to take.


The methods for several common systems are summarised on the other pages in this section - use the list on this page or the drop-down on the page tab.

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