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Downloading references from databases

Refer to A-Z database list below for specific instructions.

Direct Export Method

This method is used for most library databases. References can be exported directly into an EndNote Library from Discovery, from many individual databases and some ejournal collections. Records are ‘marked’ and then exported directly into EndNote. The steps used will vary between databases.

Mac users: note that the Direct Export method from Discovery and other databases is browser dependent. Firefox provides an option to select EndNote as the application to open the exported file. Safari will place the exported file into the Download directory and it will then need to be imported from within EndNote using the Import function.

Import Filter Method

In some cases where a database does not provide Direct Export to EndNote, there is an Import Filter available within EndNote. Database records are saved as text files using a database-specific method and then imported in EndNote via the appropriate Import Filter.

Mac users may need to use the Import Filter method if Direct Export does not work. (see note above)

Connection File/Online Search Method

Connection Files are EndNote files used to connect to and search databases or catalogues from within EndNote. While EndNote provides hundreds of Connection Files from a variety of sources (databases and catalogues) only publicly available sources can be used by the University of Melbourne community. The Connection Files that can be used successfully include: the University of Melbourne Library Catalogue, PubMed and the Library of Congress catalogue. Other Connection Files that will allow access are individual Library Catalogues, of which there are over 2000 options. The Web of Science Connection File can also be used from computers on campus only.

* Important: Always proof-read records exported into EndNote for quality. Records may require editing, e.g. incorrect title, capitalisation, incomplete data, duplicate authors, or incorrect importing of reference type.

Database Options Instructions
ACM Digital Library Direct Export
Import Filter
 
Academic Source Premier (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Agricola Connection File
Import Filter
 
Agricola Import Filter see ProQuest
American History & Life (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Australian Education Index Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
APAIS (Australian Public Affairs Information Service) Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
APA-FT Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Import Filter see ProQuest
ARCH Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) Import Filter  
BHI: British Humanities Index Import Filter see ProQuest
Bibliography of the History of Art Import Filter see ProQuest
Biological Sciences Import Filter see ProQuest
BioMed Central    
Biosis Previews (includes Biological Abstracts) Direct Export
Import Filter
see ISI Web of Knowledge
Build Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
Business Australia Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
Business Source Premier (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
CAB Abstracts Direct Export
Import Filter
see ISI Web of Knowledge
Cambridge Journals Online    
China Core Newspapers Database Import Filter  
China Doctoral /Master`s Dissertation full text database Import Filter  
China InfoBank - Business News 中国经济新闻库 Import Filter  
Chinese Academic Journals Fulltext Import Filter  
CINAHL Direct Export
Import Filter
see OVID
CINAHL Plus (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
CINCH Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
Cochrane Library Import Filter  
Compendex Direct Export see Engineering Village
Computer Source (Ebsco)    
Conference Papers Index Import Filter see ProQuest
Criminal Justice Abstracts Import Filter see ProQuest
CSA Illumina ( Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) Import Filter  
Current Contents Connect Direct Export
Import Filter
see ISI Web of Knowledge
Discovery Direct Export
Import Filter (Safari)
 
Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest) Direct Export see ProQuest
EBSCO Direct Export
Import Filter (Safari)
 
EconLit (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Education Complete (ProQuest) Direct Export see ProQuest
Education Research Complete (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Elsevier   see Science Direct
Emerald Fulltext Import Filter  
Engineering Village - Compendex Direct Export  
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Import Filter see ProQuest
ERIC Import Filter see ProQuest
Expanded Academic Direct Export Gale/Info Trac
Factiva Import Filter  
Family and Society Studies Worldwide Index Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Film & Television Literature Index (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
GeoRef and GeoRef in Process Import Filter see ProQuest
Google Scholar Direct Export  
Health Business FT Elite (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Historical Abstracts (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
HighWire Press Direct Export  
IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences Import Filter see ProQuest
ICONDA (International Construction Database) Direct Export
Import Filter
see OVID
IEEE Xplore Direct Export  
Index Islamicus Import Filter see ProQuest
Informit Direct Export
Import Filter
 
Ingenta Direct Export
Import Filter
 
Inspec Direct Export
Import Filter
see ISI Web of Knowledge
ISI Web of Knowledge Direct Export
Import Filter
 
JSTOR Direct Export
Import Filter
 
Libraries Australia Connnection File
Direct Export (via A-Z databases)
Import Filter
 
Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts Import Filter see ProQuest
Literature Online - LION PQ Direct Export  
Medline (ISI) Direct Export
Import Filter
see ISI Web of Knowledge
Meditext Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts Import Filter see ProQuest
Music Index Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Ovid Direct Export
Import Filter
 
Oxford Scholarship Online Direct Export  
Philosopher’s Index Import Filter see ProQuest
Project Muse Direct Export  
Psychology + Behavior (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
PsycINFO Import Filter see ProQuest
PubMed Connection File
Import Filter
 
Quan guo bao kan suo jin shu ju ku Import Filter  
REEF Direct Export
Import Filter
see Informit
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature(CSA) Import Filter see ProQuest
RIPM - Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see EBSCO
Sage Publications Direct Export  
Science Direct Direct Export  
SciFinder Scholar Import Filter  
Scopus Direct Export
Import Filter
 
SpringerLink Direct Export  
Social Services Abstracts Import Filter see ProQuest
Sociological Abstracts Import Filter see ProQuest
University of Melbourne Library Catalogue Connection File
Import Filter
 
TOXLINE Import Filter see ProQuest
Web of Science Direct Export
Import Filter
see ISI Web of Knowledge
Wiley InterScience Direct Export  
Wilson Art Abstracts (Ebsco) Direct Export
Import Filter (mac)
see OVID
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Import Filter see ProQuest
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