Importing from Endnote

Please follow the step-by-step guide to import your citations from Endnote into Elements

Step 1: Export Library

Open Endnote desktop software. Click on “File” in the top menu.   Choose “Export” from the drop down menu. 

Step 2: Choose file type

A new window will open.  Click on the “Output Style” drop down menu and choose “Select Another Style."

Step 3: Select Refman (RIS) Export

Choose “RefMan (RIS) Export” from the alphabetical list, then click on the “Choose” button. 

Step 4: Save File

Save the .txt file (remember where!), and then log into Elements.

Step 5: Login to UGA Elements

After you are logged in, use the drop-down "Menu" to access the Import link.

Step 6: Import file

Click “Choose File” to upload the .ris file. (Ex. Unless you have specified otherwise, the  file will mostly likely be downloaded into your “Downloads Folder”)
Next-make sure you check the button for Reference Manager/Endnote" file type, then click  the blue “Upload” button. 
The uploaded files will go directly to your "Mine folder", so you will need to review for accuracy.

Step 7: Review and Edit

The uploaded files will go directly to your "Mine folder" (instead of your pending folder). You will want to go back through your "Mine" folder to check your records for accuracy. Sometimes items are not categorized properly in the online database or manually entered by other faculty members, so you may need to change the activity type to another type. Ex. I wrote a book chapter, but it is typed as a book. 

Use the pencil icon to change the type. Make sure you click "Save" to move the file to the other folder. 

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