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Exporting References from FirstSearch Directly Into EndNote

The OCLC FirstSearch service includes many databases available on the Web to Stanford users. For a current list connect to FirstSearch and choose the link under "Databases" that says "List All". When you are through, don't forget to close your FirstSearch session by choosing "Exit". This page explains how you can download references from any of these databases directly into EndNote.

Creating a Library

The first step is to create one or more EndNote libraries, if you don't already have them, into which you will load your references.The EndNote manual explains how to create libraries.

Getting the Latest EndNote Filters

To download references from OCLC into EndNote you need the latest versions of the EndNote filters for the databases you want to use. Go to this URL to find the necessary filter files:

http://www.endnote.com/support/enfilters.asp

Exporting References

  1. Do a search in one or more FirstSearch databases and mark the items you want to save.

  1. Choose the Export button in the toolbar above the record list.

    You will see a screen that lets you export the records
    .

  1. On the export screen, if you havenít installed the latest EndNote filters, click the EndNote Filters link and download the filters you want from the EndNote site, putting them into the EndNote Filters folder on your system. Click the Export button when you are ready to export your records.

  1. Depending on your browser and how it is set up, you may see a dialog box like the one on the right. Choose the option that opens the file in EndNote and click OK.

    You'll see a dialog box prompting you to select a reference library.

  1. Select the EndNote reference library into which you want to load your references and click Open.

    You'll see a dialog box prompting you to choose an import filter
    .

  1. In the import filter dialog box, choose the filter you want to use for your records. If you see more than one filter for a database, make sure you choose the most recent one. Click Choose after you've selected the right filter.

  1. Your imported references will be loaded into the reference library you chose.