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EndNote 20 for Mac

A guide for users of the EndNote 20 software on Mac

Exporting Search Results from Web of Science

This is the recommended way to put citations into your EndNote library. This method allows you to take advantage of the search features of the database you are using and will usually result in more precise search results. Before importing/exporting results, be sure you have the latest EndNote import filters for the databases you are searching installed on your computer.

  • Perform your search in Web of Science.
  • Mark the references you want and Add to Marked List.
  • Click on the Marked List link at the top of the page.
  • In Step 1, select the records you want to export.
  • In Step 2, choose the field you wish to export (authors, abstracts, etc.).
  • Click on the dropdown button on the Save to EndNote online button.
  • Choose Save to EndNote desktop.
  • The references will download.

Web of Science: Importing Your References After Saving Search Results

  • Depending on your browser, the next steps will vary. You may be prompted within your browser to open the file, or you may have to go to your downloads folder to open it.
  • If EndNote is not open, you will be asked to choose a library. 
  • The citations will import into EndNote.

 If you receive an error message or no citations import, try the following method:

  • Open the desired Endnote library
  • In the main menu, select File > Import
  • Locate the .nbib file you saved from PubMed.
  • Click Options in the lower left corner.
  • In the Import Options drop-down menu, select Web of Science Core Collection (Clarivate). If this import filer is not listed, click Other Filters, select the desired filter in the pop-up window, and click Choose.
  • Choose what you prefer to do with duplicates: 
    • Import All
    • Discard Duplicates, or
    • Import Into Duplicates Library
  • Click on the Import button.
  • To view the most recent batch of imported references in your Endnote library, click on Imported References in the left pane.

Video Tutorial: Importing Records from Web of Science

The following video demonstrates how to import citations to EndNote 20 directly from Web of Science.  Video does not have sound.