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EndNote X9: Using direct export

Using direct export from Primo Search and other online databases

Records or groups of records found in Primo Search and other online databases, such as EBSCO, ProQuest, Scopus and Web of Science, can be directly exported to your Endnote Library.

The steps required to export records to EndNote varies between databases and the browser you are using at the time.


Exporting to EndNote from EBSCO databases (4min 3sec)



  1. Records downloaded into an EndNote library will often need to be edited in order to meet the requirements of your referencing style, e.g. changing the title to sentence case for use with APA style, adding missing details such as volume & issue numbers, page numbers and DOI.

TIP: Check each record in the Preview tab to ensure it looks correct for the selected referencing style.

  1. The Macintosh™ Safari browser does not support direct export. References exported from an online database using Safari are saved to the Downloads folder. Direct export of records in EndNote (RIS) format from Primo Search does not work at all.

Step-by-step instructions for exporting references from commonly used Library databases:

Primo Search

EBSCOhost - Note that EBSCOhost databases now have a facility for exporting up to 25,000 citations at once into EndNote. Click here for instructions



Web of Science



Google Scholar

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.Acknowledgement of Country

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