Part 2: Collecting references

Always check that your references have been correct according to the citation style you are using.
You can collect references in two ways to Endnote online.


  1. Conduct a search in Pubmed
  2. Select the references you would like to export in to Endnote by using the check box to the left.
  3. Click on Send to above result list.
  4. Choose Citation manager.
  5. Click on Create File and save the file in, for example, Downloads.


You save your references by clicking on the Save button. When you have done that, you should choose the format PubMed

When you will import the references into your Endnote Online library, you do like this:

Click on Collect, Import References. Then choose the file for the reference and Import Option: PubMed_(NLM)


  1. Conduct a search in Cinahl (EBSCO).
  2. Select a reference by using the blue Add to folder button for saving your references in a temporary folder for later import in to Endnote Online. The blue button turns into a yellow folder (see the picture above) so that you easily can see which references you have saved temporarily. 
  3. In the right menu, choose Folder view.
  4. In the right menu, choose Export for export of your references.
  5. Choose Direct Export to EndNote Web and Save.

Web of Science

  1. Conduct a search in Web of Science
  2. Mark the references you would like to export to Endnote Online. 

  3. Click on Save to EndNote online, the button above the result list. 
  4. In the pop-up window, choose Record Content: Author, Title, Source, Abstract, and then Send. 

When you export from Web of Science, the references are imported directly, without the need to select filters and to which group you want to add them. Instead, references are directly placed in the [Unfiled] group in Endnote Online. You can then choose which group you want to add the references. If you have not previously created any group, click on New Group and create a group. A pop up window pops up and allows you to rename the new group you have created. You can easily move the references to another group when located under the All My References tab.    

Libris (books and reports) 

  1. Conduct a search in Libris
  2. Mark the references you would like to export to Endnote Online
  3. Click the button Cite at the bottom of the page. 
  4. In Format, choose .RIS in the menu.
  5. Then Save as file

In Endnote Online:

  1. Click on Import References in the tab Collect.
  2. Click on Choose File and browse the file in your laptop.
  3. The next thing you have to do is to choose a filter in the Import Option, choose the filter RefMan RIS.
  4. Choose in to which group you would like to add the references.  
  5. Click on Import.

Google Scholar

Firstly, change a setting in Google Scholar: click on Settings and in the Bibliography manager, choose Show links to import citations into EndNote and Save.

Conduct your search in Google Scholar.

Click on Import into EndNote (only one reference can be imported at the same time) and save the file. 

In Endnote Online:

  1. Click on Import References in the Collection tab.
  2. Choose File and upload the file.
  3. In the Import Option drop-down menu, choose EndNote Import and then choose a group. 
  4. Choose in to which group you would like to add the reference. 
  5. Click on Import and you're done!


1. Conduct a search in reSEARCH

2. When you have found a reference you want to save to your Endnote Online library, click on the three small dots to the right. 

3. Then you get the possibility to save the reference to Endnote Online.  

 4. The reference is saved in your Endnote Online library. 

A reference to a webpage

If you want to cite a webpage, you have to add that reference manually to your Endnote Online library. You do this in Collect and New Reference

In Reference Type choose Web Page, if it is a web page you want to cite. 

The fields that then need to be filled in according to the Vancouver style are: Author, Title [Internet], Year, Place Published, Publisher, Access Date, Access Year and URL. 

The fields that then need to be filled in according to the APA style are: Author, Title, Year, Access Date, Access Year and URL. 

Are you unsure of what information that should be included in the reference? Use our reference guides in the Vancouver- and APA-systems.

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