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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