TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

EndNote:  Importing Citations from
WorldCat and Other FirstSearch Databases

These instructions are written for using Internet Explorer as your web browser.

You can mark the items you want and use the export feature to copy them into EndNote.

If you have not already done so, create the library (database) in EndNote where you want to import the references. 

  1. Select and search the FirstSearch database as you normally would.
  2. Mark the references you want to export.
  3. Click on the Export icon.
  4. Export:  Marked records from this search.
  5. Export to:  EndNote.
  6. Click the Export button.
  7. Do you want to open or save the file?  Select OPEN.
  8. Select the EndNote library (database) you want to save this in.  OPEN.
  9. Choose an import filter:  If you don't see the name of your database, choose Other Filters from the menu.  Scroll down the alphabetical list of filters and find the one for the database you used--make sure it has OCLC after it.  For example:  WorldCat (OCLC), or PsycINFO (OCLC).  Click Choose.

When finished, check your references to make sure they were imported correctly.

Updated 12/2011

Encouraging Discovery