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EndNote: Direct export

Direct export instructions for EndNote


Items found using Ovid 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 required citations from your search results list
  • Click Export

Ovid search results showing selected records and Export option

  • In the Export Citations(s) box select RIS from the drop down Format menu

Ovid export citation box showing RIS format option

  • From the Fields drop down menu select Citation, Abstract, Subject Headings
  • Click Export
  • Once the files have downloaded they will be listed at the bottom of the screen

File download location for Ovid item in Chrome


  • 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


Ovid databases allow export to EndNote in batches of 1000.

  • At the top of the results page select All.  If the total results exceed 1000, you will receive this notice: "The number of results you have selected is exceeding your institution limits". Ignore this notice and using the range option located next to the All option, enter in 1-1000.
  • Select Export
  • From the pop-up menu, select EndNote and select your required fields to include, Select Export.
  • A download file will be created. You either need to save the file first and select Open With EndNote or just open, this will depend on your browser. (If you are using a Mac try Firefox or Chrome).
  • Open the file, this will initiate the import of the records. You may be prompted to use a filter to save the records. Select PubMed (NLM).
  • If the total number of records exceed 1000, repeat the procedure, this time enter 1001-2000.Continue in this fashion until all required records have been imported.

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