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Export from EBSCO Databases (Academic Search Premier, ATLA(S), etc.

To add citations from an EBSCO database search into your EndNote file requires following this sequence:

In the EBSCO database: Select desired references by clicking on the Folder icon to the right of each reference.

Click on "Folder has Items" icon above reference list on the right side of the screen.

Click the "Export" icon.

You can export either directly to EndNote at this point or follow these steps. Make sure that if you export directly to EndNote you do not have the RIS function enabled on your computer for Zotero. If so, Zotero will pull the citations into one of its folders.

Click on "Generic bibliographic management software."

Click "Save."

Under "file," select Save Page As.

Give the file a new name, and change the file extension to .txt. Under the "Save as type" option, select text files. You must do both.

Note: HTML full text WILL NOT come over. [For full text the best strategy is to download the pdf files to your computer and put your own link in the EndNote workform to them.]

In EndNote:

Click on the Import icon in EndNote.

Select file chosen above.

Choose Other Filters... under import options.

Select the "Acad Search Prem (EBSCO)" filter for ANY EBSCO database (also includes Old and New Testament Abstracts).

Click import.

You will need to clean up the page numbers manually. Note: EBSCO has tagged its records inconsistently. At times they may be difficult to import. If there are empty or incomplete fields after the import (particularly the year), check in the notes field. The information may be there and can be moved up with a cut and paste. Otherwise, you should look in the downloaded file for the missing data.

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