Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2015     Views: 67

If you use the Safari web browser on a Mac and want to export references from Library Search to Endnote Web there are a couple of extra steps.


  • Access Library Search and run a search
  • Select the folder icon library search folder iconnext to each record you wish to transfer into Endnote. This adds them to a temporary folder (export maximum 50 at one time)
  • Now open your Folder (link at the top of page)
  • Click on arrow next to Export As and choose Endnote
  • Download box opens (screenshot below) telling you the name of the file eg export-endnote123455.ris 

safari download box

  • You won’t be able to open this file. Minimise or close the downloads box
  • Now, log in to Endnote Web
  • Choose Collect 
  • Then Import Reference
  • Select Choose File, then choose Downloads (if you can’t find the downloads section, look under Places and open the libservices menu)
  • Select the recent file that ends in .ris, then click Choose
  • next, choose RefMan RIS as the import option
  • Then choose whether to add the references to a particular group or to the Unfiled area in your library.
  • Then click Import
  • A message in red appears confirming your results are added to your Endnote Web library and can now be used for referencing.