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EndNote: Direct export

Direct export instructions for EndNote

Primo Search - Individual References

Items found using Primo can be exported to EndNote, both individually and as a group. It is important to check your references in your EndNote library as some editing may be required.

Important note: eReserve (eresource) records in Primo cannot be directly exported to EndNote. You will need to individually add eReserve records to your library manually, using the corresponding Reference Type for each record, e.g. Book Section, Journal Article.

Individual References

  • Login to PRIMO and do your search as normal
  • Click on the ellipsis to the right of the record ellipsis in the top right of the Primo search item record
  • Once the option comes up choose EndNote (RIS)

               EndNote RIS option displayed at the bottom of the Primo record


  • Click DOWNLOAD

Download option displayed under the Encoding box when EndNote RIS option is chosen

  • Once the file has downloaded it will be listed at the bottom of the screen

Primo file download with Windows pearl

  • Click on the file to open it
  • If it does not open EndNote automatically, click Open to download the reference to EndNote


  1. If you are using a Macintosh computer you may be prompted to choose an application (EndNote) and you may be prompted to select the  EndNote Library you wish to use
  2. If you are using the Firefox browser it will be listed in the top tool bar


Multiple References

  • Login to PRIMO and do your search as normal
  • Choose your references, one at a time and select Keep this item 

Primo reference with drawing pin in box

  • Do this for all the references you would like to add to EndNote
  • In the top right click on Go to My Favourites 

Toolbar in Primo with Favourites pin highlighted

  • Select the references you would like to add to EndNote

List of highlighted saved records in Primo

  • Click on the ellipsis "Push to" actions

Ellipsis in My Favourites folder in Primo

  • Choose EndNote (RIS)

EndNote(RIS) option in My Favourites folder in Primo

  • Click on Download 
  • Follow the instruction as per the individual references (see above).

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