Export from EndNote to Zotero

You can only use EndNote while you are a student or employee at USN. If you want to continue using a reference tool when you leave, we can recommend Zotero. You can download Zotero for free. Here is how to export your EndNote library to Zotero.


Export from EndNote

1. Please make sure you have installed RefMan (RIS) Export in EndNote. If yes, please continue to step 5. If no, please see steps 2-4.

RefMan (RIS) Export can be located in Open Style Manager, but check if it is recently updated RIS style – see the date below:

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2. No? Download from the EndNote web page:

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3. Save RIS in the Styles folder within the EndNote folder (\Styles\) or create this folder manually.

4. Close and re-open EndNote. Open it again.

5. If you want to export attachments as well (for example articles saved as PDF-files), do the following:

a: In EndNote, go to Edit > Output Styles. Choose «Open Style Manager»:

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b: Find Refman (RIS) Export in the list and click Edit

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c: This opens a new window – Style Editor. Find Templates on the left side under Bibliography. Click Reference types and choose Journal Article. Check that you have the following line:  L1 File `File Attachments|`.

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d: Save (File > Save), close the program and restart EndNote.

e: Sometimes it is necessary (especially with older versions of EndNote) to convert figures and images to PDF-files. Go to References > Figure, and choose Convert Figures to File Attachment

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6. Export the library: Go to File > Export. Choose to save in the EndNote folder.  Choose Text File (*.txt) in Save as type and RefMan (RIS) Export in Output style. Click Save and save as My EndNote library to Zotero Library.  Sometimes you need to choose the recently updated/downloaded RefMan (RIS) Export style in Output Style via Select Another Style before you save: 

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Import to Zotero
1. In Zotero: temporary deactivate automatic sync: Tools - Preferences - Sync.  

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Remove Sync automatically:

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2. Start the import: Click File or Settings and choose Import

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3. Find the file My EndNoteLibrary to Zotero Library. Click Open:

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4. A separate collection for the imported library will be created in Zotero. You can remove this collection, references will be already merged with the existing Zotero library or a new main Zotero library will be automatically created:

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Read more about how to export and import from EndNote to Zotero .

Read more about creating a backup for Zotero libraries .

Please contact Alexandr Belov if you have any questions about Zotero.