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EndNote Installation & Help

Online Search

This option allows you to download citations from freely available library catalogs and from freely-available databases (eg., PubMed) directly through EndNote.  For ODU catalog and databases, you must search the Monarch OneSearch or databases from the library's website and then use the direct export or filter import options.

TIP:  Please note that EndNote's Online Search interface has limited functionality.  We recommend that you only use it for finding book citations from the Library of Congress -- especially if you're looking for a specific book or author.  For more involved searches, it is best to search the library database and then export your citations.

Export Citations from Library of Congress Catalog

Because the Library of Congress catalog indexes millions of books, it is a good source to use for exporting book references into your EndNote Library.

  1. From the “Tools” menu at top, select “Online Search” (or, click on Library of Congress under Online Search on the left, or click the Online Search button on the toolbar at the top, which looks like a globe with books).
  2. Scroll down to select Library of Congress and click the Choose button.
  3. Perform your search using the fields and Boolean operators as needed. Click “Search.”
  4. [Notice the number of citations retrieved.  You may need to revise your search, or just select the first 10 to review.]  Click OK in “Confirm Online Search” box.
  5. All citations will be added to your EndNote library.
  6. To delete references not needed, highlight the references you don’t want, right click, and choose “Move References to Trash.”

Export from ODU Libraries Catalog: Monarch OneSearch

  1. Login to your Monarch OneSearch account ("My Account") and do your search as normal.
  2. Click on the title of the item you want to export and you will see the full record.
  3. In the "Send to" options, select Export RIS (EndNote)
  4. Click DOWNLOAD (Encoding defaults to UTF-8).
  5. In Firefox, select Open with EndNote X# (and set this as your default).
    • In Chrome, save the file on your computer, and then click on the Primo_RIS_Export... file.
  6. The reference will be added to your most recently opened EndNote Library.
  1. Login to your Monarch OneSearch account ("My Account") and do your search as normal.
  2. Click the PIN button  to the right for each title you wish to export (it will become:  ).
  3. After you've pinned your references to your Favorites page, click the PIN button at the top right menu bar  to see your "favorites."
  4. Under the "Saved Records" tab, check to export all items. Or, individually check each item you want to export. 
  5. Click the ellipsis  to the right of the "MY Favorites" options above to open the export options.
  6. Click the Export RIS (EndNote) option.
  7. Click DOWNLOAD (Encoding defaults to UTF-8).
  8. In Firefox, select Open with EndNote X# (and set this as your default).
    • In Chrome, save the file on your computer, and then click on the Primo_RIS_Export.ris file (usually at the bottom of the page).
  9. The references will be added to your most recently opened EndNote Library.