EndNote X9

Exporting References from Scopus

Step 1: Exporting out of Scopus

1. Conduct a search in Scopus.

2. Check the boxes next to articles for the citations you wish to export to your EndNote library. If you want to export an entire page of results or the entire results list, click All and then either Select all or Select page. You can download up to 20,000 citations at a time in Scopus. 

If you're conducting multiple searches, save items to My List, a temporary storage space in Scopus.  You can do this by selecting Add to List at the top of your results list. To view the items in your list, click on the Lists link in the menu bar at the top of the page. 

3. Once you are ready to export your results, click Export at the top of your results. 

4. A pop-up box will appear, asking you to choose your default reference manager or file type. Choose RIS format. Select the desired information to export from the drop-down menu. Click Export.

5. If you are making more than one export from Scopus, you'll notice that your export settings automatically save for the duration of your session. These settings include the file type and the type of information (i.e. citation metadata) that gets exported, . You can now click RIS export and another citation file will automatically download. If you wish to change the file type or add/remove any of the citation's metadata, click the small arrow next to RIS export.


Step 2: Importing into EndNote

There are two methods for importing the citation file into EndNote. If the citations do not appear in your EndNote library when you use the first method, try the second method.

Method #1

1. Locate the .ris file in your downloads and right click. Hover over Open With and select EndNote. If you do not see EndNote on the dropdown shortlist, select Other and choose EndNote from the options provided. 

2.Your citations will automatically appear in your EndNote library.  If you do not already have EndNote open, your computer will open your EndNote library.


Method #2

If you have a Mac, please see alternate instructions here.

1. In EndNote, locate the Import option and select File.

3. Select the RIS file downloaded from Scopus. Set Import Option to Reference Manager (RIS)If you do not see Reference Manager (RIS) in the dropdown, select Other Filters and search for Reference Manager (RIS) in the list. 

4. Select Import. Your citations should now load into EndNote. 

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