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EndNote: Direct export

Direct export instructions for EndNote


Items found using ProQuest databases can be exported to EndNote, either individually or as a group. As with all exports it is important to check your references in your EndNote library as some editing may be required.

  • Select the required records from your search results
  • Click on the ellipsis on the top right of the screen

  • From the Save menu select RIS (EndNote, Citavi etc.)

  • From the Export/Save box select Output to: RIS (works with EndNote, Citavi, etc.)

ProQuest Export/Save box showing export to RIS format option

  • Click Continue.
  • Once the files have downloaded they will be listed at the bottom of the screen if you are using Google Chrome.

File download location for ProQuest item in Chrome

  • Click on the file to open it.
  • If it does not open in EndNote automatically, click Open to download the reference to EndNote.
  • If you are using Firefox it may open automatically into EndNote or you may be prompted to save or open the file. Choose the open option.
  • With other browsers you may have to find the file in the downloads folder and open it from there.


  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.

Exporting large numbers of ProQuest records into EndNote

Researchers working on systematic reviews may wish to export hundreds (or even thousands) of records into EndNote from databases.

ProQuest databases have a facility for exporting up to 10,000 citations at once into EndNote. You can find instruction on doing in in the ProQuest help center.  Please note that you will need to create a My Research account first.

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