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EndNote Guide: Importing references from Word, Zotero, Mendeley into EndNote

EndNote Files

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EndNote X9 for MAC OS X

EndNote 20.1 for MAC (supports M1)

EndNote X9 for Windows

EndNote 20 for Windows

You will be asked for your UC login.

To install EndNote 20, double click on the EndNote20.exe file downloaded from the above link; this will create two new files, EN20Inst.msi and License.dat. Double click on EN20Inst.msi to start the install. The license.dat file must be present in the same folder.

Your library format will change – see our Installation Notes.

Additional Files

The Library provides some modified and additional Filters, Connection, and Styles files.

 Note that any zipped files need to be 'unzipped' i.e. right-click and choose the extract command. Copy these files to your EndNote file folder location.

If you just need the APA 7th style, note that this is not 'zipped'. Just save it into your styles folder.

C:/Progam Files (x86)/EndNote 20/Styles

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Word

1. Importing references typed in a Word Document

EndNote cannot directly import existing bibliographies that you typed in a Word document because it does not know how to break down the references into their component parts (author, year, title, etc). 

Search the references in MultiSearch or Google Scholar, then to export them into EndNote. 

 2. Importing references using MS built-in Word Citation manager

 a.  Open your Word document which contains the bibliographies, click EndNote X20, then Export to EndNote>Export Word Citations

b. Once you click on Export Word Citations tab, you will be prompted to select an EndNote library to export them into. Select an existing library or create a new library, then hit OK tab to make the export happen.

Zotero

Importing references from Zotero

  • Open your Zotero library, click on the File --> Export Library... You can then choose Export format as "RIS", then click on "OK" to save the files 

     
  • In EndNote, click File>Import > File...
  • Click the "Choose..." button and select the file you just exported from Zotero. Set Import Option Reference Manager (RIS) and click Import

 

Mendeley

Importing references from Mendeley

  • Open your Mendeley library, click on the File --> Export Library... You can then choose Export format as "RIS", then click on "OK" to save the file
  • In EndNote, click File > Import > File...
  • Click the "Choose..." button and select the file you just exported from Mendeley. Set Import Option as Reference Manager (RIS) and click Import