In this Learning Path section (6 mins):
Troubleshooting Endnote Software setup
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Step 3: Checking Styles & References
Step 5: Managing your Endnote Library
You can export an individual item from OneSearch to your Endnote Desktop library. Remember to check all references, as they often require editing to conform with your chosen referencing style.
Click on the Download button (leave as Encoding). This will generate a ".ris" file type which includes the reference details for the item.
If using Chrome the file "Primo RIS Export" file will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen, you can also find it in your PC's download folder.
Making sure the Endnote Library you want to import the reference into is open, double click on this file which should open in EndNote Library. You will find it in the "Imported References" folder within your EndNote Library.
NOTE: Any records you have imported into your Endnote Library should be checked against the requirements of that specific format type within the referencing style you will be using. Records from OneSearch should be checked in particular to ensure:
It's also possible to select and send multiple references from OneSearch to your Endnote Library.
Note: Your "My Favourites" area is available to you when you log into OneSearch using your PHEME credentials, see Using OneSearch for more information.
If for some reason the PRIMO.RIS file does not automatically open and import your OneSearch derived references - there is this alternative method you can use from within the Endnote software.
It is not possible to guarantee that the export of references from OneSearch will include all of the elements you require to construct your reference, nor that they will be in the correct order. The data for the records comes from too many different sources for us to control.
As such, always check the newly imported records from OneSearch against the reference style you will use as suggested in "correcting a reference based on the style"
Some specific things to watch out for, but not limited to:
Although exporting references from a search catalogue such as OneSearch will help you to partially construct the references you are ultimately responsible for making sure they are correct. Always check them against the style and ensure all the required elements are included, updating the fields in Endnote as required to make corrections.