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Citation Management: 5. Import/ Export citation library

Import/ Export citation library

Export an EndNote library to Zotero

  1. In EndNote, select “Output Styles” from the Edit menu.
  2. From the list of output styles select BibTeX.
  3. Once BibTeX is set as the format, select “Export” from the File menu. In the Export window that pops up, choose “Text Only” and hit “Save.”
  4. After exporting from EndNote, click on the icon above the left column in your Zotero pane and select “Import” from the pull-down menu. In the file system window that pops up, locate the BibTeX file you exported from EndNote and select “Open.” This should import your references into Zotero.

Export Zotero library to EndNote

  1. Highlight (select) the Zotero records that you wish to export.
  2. Right-click on the selection and, from the menu bar, select "Exported selected items"
  3. Export format choose Refer/BibIX.
  4. A file will be created called "Exported Items.txt". Rename it if you like, but keep the txt extension.
  5. Start up EndNote and open up the library into which you want to import the citations.
  6. Select File/Import from the toolbar.
  7. For Import Data File, browse to where ever you saved the test file, and choose it.
  8. For Import Option, select EndNote Import. Click Import.
  9. Your records should now appear in the Imported References folder or in the library that is open.

Export RefWorks library to Zotero

  1. In RefWorks from the References pull-down menu select Export
  2. Next select which References to Include (All References, My List, References from a folder). Then choose the Bibliographic Software option and click Export to text file.
  3. The exported file will open in a web browser window. Save the file to your computer. Under File your web browser select Save Page As. Rename it if you like, but keep the txt extension.
  4. After exporting from RefWorks click on the icon above the left column of your Zotero pane and select "Import from the pull-down menu. In the file system window that pop-ups locate the txt file you exported from RefWorks and select "Open. "This should import your references into Zotero.

Export Zotero library to RefWorks

  1. Highlight (select) the Zotero records that you wish to export.
  2. Right-click on the selection and, from the menu bar, select "Exported selected items".
  3. For the Export format choose RIS
  4. After exporting from Zotero, within RefWorks from the References pull-down menu select Import.
  5. Using the pull-down menu set the Import Filter Data to RIS Format, from the Database pull-down menu select RIS. Browse to locate the saved txt file. Then click Import.
  6. To view your imported items click the view Last Import Folder button.
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