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EndNote Web: Importing Citations from
FirstSearch Databases including: ArticleFirst; ERIC, Medline; Readers Guide Abstracts; Social Sciences Abstracts; WorldCat; WorldCat-Dissertations

You can search any of the FirstSearch databases and save citations.  You then need to save the citations to a text file.  Then you can open up EndNote Web and import your text file.  While Endnote Web is free, you need to create an account.  Go to  to create an EndNote Web account.

  1. Create a folder on your C: drive for your EndNote Web references.  Leave the folder open.
  2. Do a search in the FirstSearch database that you want to use.
  3. Mark the records that you want to save with a check in the checkbox to the left of the bibliographic citation.
  4. When you have marked all the records you want, click the EXPORT button.
  5. Export the records to a Text File.
  6. The text file will be saved in the c: drive folder for your EndNote Web references. 
  7. Login to EndNote Web
  8. Click the Collect Tab.
  9. Click the Import References link.
  10. Choose the filter name for the FirstSearch database you have been using.  They are:

           ERIC (OCLC)
           WorldCat (OCLC)
           WorldCat Diss (OCLC)

 10.  Click IMPORT 
11.  To format the references for a bibliography, Choose the Format tab in EndNote Web.
 12.  Choose Bibliography
 13.  Select the references that you want to format.
 14.  Select the bibliographic style that you want to use, i.e.: MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian
 15.  Select the file format that you want, i.e.: HTML, TXT, RTF
 16.  Click Preview & Print


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