There are a couple of ways of getting records from databases into EndNote when you are working with a Mac.
The best and most seamless way is to use Firefox as your browser, then you will usually just have to do the following:
1. Click on the Export option (or similar) in the database (once you have selected your records).
2. A pop-up window will then open:
3. Click on Choose... and select EndNote from the Applications:
4. Then click OK in the pop-up window.
The records should now appear in your EndNote Library.
It is possible to export records from databases, to EndNote using Google Chrome or Safari, but the process is not consistent, and may vary depending on whch database you are searching.
Search the database
The records should appear in your EndNote Library.
The downloaded file will appear in the bottom left of your browser window:
With some databases, all you need to do is click on the "Session Marked List" box, and the records will appear in your EndNote Library.
With others, follow the steps above using the File - Import procedure.
If you are using Firefox, and the Zotero plugin has been installed, you may find that references you download are added to your Zotero Library instead of EndNote.
To prevent this:
In some cases, you will need to use Import Filters to export / import citations (two-step process)
Step One: Export citations from a database into a text file
Step Two: Import text file into EndNote library
1. In EndNote, check you are in the right library and select menu File > Import
2. Click <Choose File>. In the Desktop folder, locate the .txt file
3. Set Import option to <name of database>
- If this Import filter option is not listed, select Other Filters under Import Option and find it in the list
Note: Check the results for errors! some records may not display correctly and will need editing. Using EndNote’s File>Import is the only successful method to transfer selected records when searching most databases.
NOTE: EndNote does not come with filters for every database. You can download more from the EndNote website: