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EndNote Online: Importing an RIS/tab-delimited Export File

EndNote Online is a web-based program that allows you to organize your sources (articles, books, images, etc.), cite the sources while you write a paper, and prepare bibliographies.

Importing an RIS/tab-delimited Export File

When a direct export into EndNote Online isn't available, you can usually save your sources in a generic format that will import.

  1. Search for and select/mark sources within the chosen database
    Visit this guide if you are exporting from RefWorks and then continue on from Step #3
  2. From the selected/marked list, export the sources either as an RIS or tab-delimited file
  3. Within EndNote Online, select the Import link from the Collect Tab
  4. Click the Browse button to find and select the export file containing your sources
  5. From the Filter drop down menu, select the RIS or tab-delimited filter
  6. If desired, select a group from the To drop down menu
  7. Click the Import button

For more information on Importing Tab-delimited files, view this help page

Several database vendors provide specific filters for exporting, view this list of vendors for more specific instructions.

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